A platform for legal, real-money video game tournaments
Versus works with video game developers and publishers to provide real-money tournaments to their players. We’ve developed and filed patents around our technology platform and Software Development Kit (SDK) that can be integrated into skill-based games so that players can compete in “Versus mode” against their friends, and with the entire online community for real money. Versus improves engagement with players, and creates new, recurring revenue paths for every game on the platform.Learn More
Build Engagement & Making Games More Fun
Versus allows publishers to monetize every game in their portfolio, from archive games to single player, to their current massive multiplayer and MOBA releases, every time players get together to play games in versus mode, games are more fun, and everyone wins.
Beginning with the PC market and console markets and moving into console and mobile, Versus' patent-pending system will immediately be a part of a $25 billion annual market for PC games that grew over 14% in 2013. Versus will also capture a portion of the online gambling market estimated at $30 billion annually. And with a product roadmap that includes consoles and mobile, Versus is poised to be an integral part of every gaming platform.
Not just an API
Versus is not a plug-and-play solution. We work with developers and publishers every step of the way to verify that every game on the platform is a game of skill and every real money tournament has the best opportunity to be considered legal in the jurisdictions where we make it available.
For every community
Versus works for every demographic. According to the Entertainment Software Association, over 45% of active US gamers in 2013 were women, and almost 70% were over 18, including 36% over age 35. Research suggests that there are over 90 million gamers in the US alone that are eligible by age and state of residence for real-money video game tournaments, and according to Mintel, at least 25% of that number are eager to play for real money. And because the Versus platform is integrated at the developer level, the Versus interface can have a different skin for every game regardless of the target audience.
Pay to Play
Versus is a pay-to-play tournament platform. There is no pari-mutual betting - in fact, there’s no "betting" of any kind - just pay-to-play tournaments where entry fees and prizes are known to all involved.
Partners and platform combine to create safe, legal, real-money tournaments
Versus is committed to working with the very best developers and publishers to make legal tournaments available to players and we believe that the best way to make that happen is to have a legal strategy for every game on the platform. Rather than build an open API for every developer to use, Versus will work with developers and our attorneys to ensure that each game has a tailored legal strategy. We have partnered with Manatt Phelps & Philips, one of the largest law firms in the country, and have spent over a year building SDKs that allow our software development team to create bespoke solutions for your MMO, MOBA, or shooter. We understand that the legal and regulatory landscape is tricky.
We also know that every game, and every publisher, is different. We want Versus to be a long-term solution for developers and publishers. We also want to be a trusted source for players, so we’ve built a great number of legal safeguards into our platform, and while we can't protect everyone from everything, with your help, we can give players the best experience possible.
Games are fun. Versus makes them more fun. Come join the team.
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- Matthew PierceFounder, Chief Executive Officer
- Brandii GraceFounder, Chief Creative Officer
- Originate LabsInvestor and Partner
- Linda Goldstein
- Hale Boggs
- Sarah Chambless
- Jeff Scheinrock
- Richard Morganstern
- Rob Meadows