News & Press


Nov 27, 2006

Pro BMX rider and host of MTV�s Real World/Road World Challenge, TJ Lavin, will shuffle the deck to duel his fans on Xbox Live� as part of the latest Xbox Live Game with Fame session. Xbox Live Gold members interested in going all in with Lavin in Activision�s World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions for Xbox 360� should be on the lookout for the Xbox Live �gamertag� LavinGWF on Wednesday, November 29 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. � 8:00 p.m. EST.

�This is a cool gig Xbox has goin� on,� says Lavin. �What�s better than hanging out, playing Xbox and meeting some new people? I even get to show them my poker face with the Xbox Live Vision Cam.�

Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Lavin began his career in BMX racing at a young age. Still an active biker, TJ holds such esteemed titles as: DK Dirt Circuit Champion, Gravity Games Champion, and two time X-Games Champion. A competitor for life, TJ still competes in events like the Dew Action Sports Tour, the X-Games, and the Gravity Games. TJ can currently be seen on MTV�s Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Gauntlet II. Other hosting experiences include: MTV�s Backyard BBQ �99 and co-hosted ESPN�s 2002 Action Sports and Music Awards with comedian, Jay Mohr. He has served a commentator for both NBC�s Dew Action Sports Tour and MTV�s Sports and Music Festival.

The Xbox Live Game with Fame program gives Xbox Live subscribers the unique opportunity to meet, chat and play against some of today's hottest stars. Past Game with Fame celebrity players include Jack Black, Jenny McCarthy, INXS, New York Yankees� Jason Giambi, Ryan Cabrera and Ludacris. For further information on other Xbox Live events, be sure to visit the Game with Fame Web site at

World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions puts you on the professional circuit as a prot�g� of Chris ""Jesus"" Ferguson. Test your skills at the premier Circuit Events in hopes of qualifying for the winner-take-all, invitation-only Tournament of Champions at the Rio Resort in Las Vegas. Along the way, you face-off against more top pros than ever before, including Joseph Hachem, the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion, and Jennifer Tilly, actress and World Series of Poker bracelet holder, in hopes of bringing home the Tournament of Champions trophy.

Xbox Live is the first and only unified online entertainment network seamlessly integrated throughout the entire console experience, making it easy for people to find the friends, games and entertainment they want from the moment they power on their Xbox 360 system. Xbox Live connects millions of members across 24 countries to enjoy hundreds of multiplayer games, downloadable games via Xbox Live Arcade, free and premium playable game demos, music videos, and movie trailers, as well as new game levels, characters and vehicles for all their favorite retail games. More information can be found online at

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