he San Jose, Calif. facility is the first of what GameStop said is a series of tournament-focused stores.

The new center will boast 24 networked gaming stations equipped with plasma monitors.

Tournament events will occur “most weekends” with “GameStop system-wide tournament finals occurring at least once a quarter.”

The first tournament is being held on December 15 from noon to 4 p.m., featuring Madden NFL 08. The winner will receive a $1,000 GameStop shopping spree.

It’s unclear how many of these stores GameStop intends to open. Reps for the company were unavailable as of press time.

GameStop currently has over 5,000 stores worldwide.