|Toronto-based World Gaming has launched a skill gaming network for console gamers to challenge one another in multiplayer tournaments for real money.|
Gamers can sign up at WorldGaming.com for a chance to participate in a closed beta phase with the opportunity of winning up to $50,000 in cash and prizes as the new enterprise gathers momentum and develops a player base before its widespread launch next quarter.
WorldGaming.com users will be able to meet and compete on all of today's top consoles including Sony’s PlayStation Two and Three along with Microsoft’s Xbox and Xbox 360.
The Canadian firm stated that the new site aims to offer one-on-one challenges and multiplayer tournaments in a variety of games across multiple genres from first-person shooters to more popular sports titles with new titles being added regularly.
WorldGaming.com will also offer a wide range of social networking features where gamers will be able to create custom user profiles, add friends to their lists and build a robust gaming network. On the competitive side, features are to include quick and easy challenge processes, automated results verification, player stat tracking and dedicated game lobbies for each game title it supports.
'Playing videogames for money is not a new concept and has been going on in living rooms and dorms for years,' said William Levy, President and Co-Founder for WorldGaming.com.
'WorldGaming.com is simply facilitating that idea online, which opens up the competitive gaming landscape.'
The site stated that all of its tournaments and services are considered games of skill in which the element of skill supersedes the facet of chance and are not be considered to be gambling. Therefore, this makes it legal to participate in more than 130 countries and the majority of the United States.