GameStop, Corp., the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that it will host Madden NFL 10 video game tournaments at more than 2,900 of its U.S. locations on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009. Madden fans will battle through three rounds of tough competition in the in-store, tiered tournament.

Many of the participating GameStop locations will begin round one of their tournaments at 2 p.m. local time; however, customers are encouraged to contact their local store to confirm the exact start time. All contestants must check-in at least 30 minutes prior to the start of play, and you must be at least 13 years old to participate in the event. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign their registration form.

The top four players from each participating first round location will advance to the second round on Aug. 29. The top two players of each second round competition will advance to the Regional Finals on Sept. 12. The top 16 Regional finalists will advance to the championship event on Nov. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, AZ. Finalists will receive roundtrip airfare to Phoenix, hotel accommodations, $200 in spending money and tickets to the Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers game that afternoon.

Finalists will take their stance on the stadium’s Great Lawn for four, three-minute quarters against the competition on Madden NFL 10 until one player is left standing. The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000.

For additional tournament details and to obtain a list of official rules, visit a local GameStop retail location or