Zen Sports To Launch First Ever eSports Soccer Tournament

ZenSports, the mobile sports-betting peer-to-peer marketplace that introduced esports betting within its platform last April, is launching next month’s first-ever sports soccer tournament along with more sports titles.

The tournament will take place on August 15, 2020, with up to 64 players playing in a common soccer game format head-to-head, double-elimination bracket.

Gamers will have the opportunity to win up to 1,000,000 SPORTS tokens for first place (current = $1,000), and a total prize pool of 2,075,000 SPORTS tokens will be available across the top eight spots (current = $2,075).

In the centre of the tournament there will also be a special skill competition with the winner of that winning 250,000 SPORTS tokens (current value = $250). Many famous streamers are expected to participate and compete for the prize pool, such as Themightyped, King CJ0 (DC United) and cisseSZN (Philadelphia Union). Now participating in the tournament is by invitation only.

Mark Thomas, co-founder and CEO, said: “While there is some esports user-generated content available via other channels, no one is combining the ability to register and manage an esports tournament online, while offering betting and prize money in a clean, simple management tool like ZenSports is.”

During its first tournament, the ZenSports mobile app will provide a number of technological capabilities including registration and dual elimination bracket and head-to – head matchplay software management, enabling non-tournament players to view match and tournament results in real time. The app will also look after the management of betting and prize money.

In addition to the tournament next month, ZenSports has introduced four new famous betting game titles inside its app: FIFA, Dota 2, Overwatch and Rainbow 6 Siege. Including these new sports titles would, it said, allow sports bettors to bet on all the organised leagues and tournaments that come under these four game names, just as bettors can do with the League of Legends and CS: GO at the moment inside ZenSports.

“Given the high-interest level of betting on League of Legends and CS:GO by ZenSports customers the past few months, and the rising demand of esports betting in general, it makes sense to continue to add more esports titles for betting within our app”, said Thomas. “We believe that esports betting is the fastest-growing segment within the sports betting industry, and we’re excited to continue helping the sport grow.”