Video game cash tournaments may be the next big monetization channel for multiplayer video games. Thanks to online infrastructure and a maturing legal policies, video game cash tournaments can enable developers to benefit from a new monetization channel that can also bring big winnings to players.
Online skill-based tournaments of video games can collect fees for competition entry, and split fees between the game maker and the competition winners. CONSULGAMER wrote about the potential in a 2013 opinion piece.
Watch the twenty-six minute video below for a talk on legalities and pitfalls to watch out for, actual revenue and engagement metrics and details on service provider CashPlay.
This discussion with CashPlay Founder & CEO Jarrod Epps occurred at the Casual Connect conference on July 24th, 2014.