Accepting More Signups for the Free Closed Beta
a new platform enabling gamers worldwide to legally play head-to-head
matches for real money will begins its closed beta on March 27. The
service will support multiple competitive games in the future, but Hearthstone fans
eager to contend for cash can sign
up for the waiting list for RumbleMonkey’s free closed
By only supporting multiplayer titles that offer contests of skill, and
only enabling players to throw down money, RumbleMonkey operates
within the U.S. legal system.
When opponents play for money, each pays an entry fee to compete for the
prize. RumbleMonkey will secure funds before a match begins,
so victors are guaranteed to receive their winnings.
RumbleMonkey awards prizes to winners based on a consensus of
native game data, rather than a manual agreement between players. The
service is sophisticated enough to detect whether disconnections between
opponents stem from rage quits or server issues, protecting users from
potential exploitative behavior and awarding cash if an opponent
intentionally drops out early.
At beta launch the platform will support PC and Mac Hearthstone players
residing in the majority
of U.S. states. Future games supported by RumbleMonkey will
operate internationally and in all U.S. states except Illinois and
RumbleMonkey’s platform will never be supported
through advertising, or sell its user’s information. There will be no
fees for deposits or withdrawals during the closed beta. Users and the
press will receive one month notice before the official launch.
The closed beta is expected to continue through the platform’s official
launch, and access will be granted to everyone who signs up for the
waiting list in the coming weeks.
“We’re excited to make real-money eSports accessible to everyone. The
beauty of our platform is that anyone can put their skills to the test
and compete for money, without having to invest the time needed to go
pro,” said Jacob Rapoport, CEO, RumbleMonkey. “Playing for money adds an
extra level of intensity to competitive play. We also think streamers
will find our platform particularly exciting.”
Led by senior ex-Microsoft engineer and serial entrepreneur, Jacob
Rapoport, RumbleMonkey’s Seattle-based team brings together seasoned
developers from companies like DotaBuff and Nintendo. Together they are
building a next-generation platform to enhance games with real money
play. A passion for gaming fuels the team’s hopes to welcome players of
all skill levels to a new era of competitive gaming.
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