Competitive gaming has taken off in popularity over this past decade. The rise of competitive gaming genres (battle royal, first person shooter, sports, etc.), as well as dedicated streaming services and rising social media gaming stars has created this new craving for structured formats and events that revolve around these competitive video games.
我们的客户在 保证游戏 有一个网站, where gamers are looking to scratch their competitive itch and find various tournaments to enter. Not only can gamers sign up for tournaments for the game of their choice once registered to the site, but they can also wager in-site currency on themselves, 或者是其他.
我们采访了DevDigital的Cody Landrum, the project manager who oversees the development of the site, on how the site came about and the unique features it offers gamers.
DevDigital: Have you built a website 就像 this before?
Cody Landrum: This is a first and our first run at a tournament bracket.
谁先来找谁, 并提出他们想要做的事情, 本质上不是赌博系统, but a wagering system when it comes to gaming tournaments?
CL: They had reached out to us with video games being in their eyes, 就像 Fortnite tournaments. They came to us and said, “Hey, there's a bunch of sites that already do this. 我们想自己来做.他们的风格是, they wanted to create a site which they could post these tournaments and create these tournaments because the only ones that were really going on were the professional ones, whereas there a lot of really good players that aren't professionals that would 就像 to play.
So, they came to us with the idea of creating a tournament system where you would apply coins to a tournament and, 结束时, 你将获得一枚硬币的现金奖励.
他们可以使用硬币，也可以给人们硬币, but you can use those coins to apply towards different other kinds of rewards or whatever is there.
DD: Is that something that they're working on 正确的 now?
CL: So, that's a tossup in the air for merchandise and that kind of stuff. 比赛有两到四种类型. 它可能是, 就像, 第一名赢得一切, 还是第一次, 第二个, 第三名也有分红.
我们的思想是, 你注册成为会员, and let's say there's three different types of membership: bronze, 金银.
铜奖每个月有五件作品, 银得到十, 黄金得到15, 所以他们可以参加多达15个不同的比赛. Teams will require not one entry per team, but one entry per person per team.
DD: Twitch has something similar where they do a wagering system for viewers. Did they kind of get inspiration from that a little bit?
CL:它更多的是基于旧系统, in which you create a team and your team gets ranked, based off how many wins and how many coins you have. 这是唯一的竞争追踪, but really it was for those that are willing to wager the money on themselves in a tournament setting that may not be professional or just that want to have fun. They want it to be both competitive and kind of casual.
随着电子游戏的兴起, 如果他们有一两次成功的比赛, 或者是专业am类型的东西, 人们会开始注册.
DD: And they could potentially get some sponsorships for tournaments?
也许还会有一个Twitch streamer. 让它从那里成长起来.
DD: If something 就像 this is featured by any kind of big named Twitch streamer, 它会起飞, 正确的?
我想是的. I mean because it's to the point where you could you could really add in anything that has a tournament style where there are players competing against each other.
They have the capability of running any tournament in here. 无论它是否是《电竞赛事竞猜APP》, or if they have whoever can build the best and get the judge or whatever it may be. Any game that you can think of to have a tournament, they could run it.
That was one of the biggest issues I know when I played in those types of tournaments back in the day, was the downtime between if somebody doesn't put in a score. 假设我们在玩，你赢了. The way that it validates is that we both must put our score in.
That was then, and now results shoot a report over to moderators. 版主有时间去推动它通过. 所以，这方面很快. 该报告将被发送到一个Twitter账户.
它内置了图像分配器. When you validate your score, you can send a screenshot so you can put in the screen. Let's say you have the score screen after a game of Call of Duty. It will show you how many kills you have in the game for the past 10 games. Gamers could pull up that lead stat board and taken to task on that.
DD: Will they start doing rankings based off coins earned or just wins?
CL: They could choose based off coins on the leaderboard. 它将追踪硬币并获胜. You might have the most games played, or the most wins, or most earnings for coins, and so on. It tracks how many coins you have earned from tournaments.
There have been talks about potentially doing some type of 就像 rewards for being on top of. So, maybe if you have the most wins in a month you get an additional 20 points, 或30金币, 或者一些商品. 只是一切都还没定下来. 他们有很多能力, and it's all built into for them to kind of take the reins and do what they want. 很适应.
所以《电竞赛事竞猜APP》, Fortnite, and FIFA are the kinds of big ones featured on the site, 但Apex传奇现在就在外面. 汤姆·克兰西的《电竞赛事竞猜APP》也上映了. Are they requesting that new games come out 正确的 now, or are they just still kind of testing these ones 正确的 now?
CL: They have the functionality to add in as many games as they want.
It's very simple in the tournament to where they would pick, they would add in a game they would add in the rules themselves, they would create the tournament based on how many players they would 就像, as well as how many players per team and then they could run it. 所以实际, 随着游戏的出现, their system is built to kind of adapt without us having to hold their hand.