Players of Counter-Stike: Global Offensive can now win Bitcoin (BTC) by winning games. Start-up ZEBEDEE has provided players with dedicated servers, competing for a few satoshis via the Lightning Network.
Bitcoin (BTC) continues its rise in the world of video games. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO), the first-person shooter (FPS) video game developed by Valve Corporation, is still in the news. Last year, the game averaged 24 million active players per month and the numbers continue to grow.
Indeed, the start-up ZEBEDEE has launched a new game that is sure to delight gamers and fans of this video game. Last week it launched its first servers for CS: GO. ZEBEDEE has made its servers available to gamers, allowing them to win a handful of satoshis based on their performance thanks to the implementation of their Infuse technology.
Video games related to cryptocurrencies have been gaining in popularity for some time. Games such as The Sandbox and Axie Infinity have become significant drivers for the adoption of cryptocurrencies within the gaming community.
This shift from video games to the world of cryptocurrencies is increasingly interesting for traditional games already established in the market. We can also cite the example of the Enjin plugin used on Minecraft servers. The plugin makes it possible to integrate Enjin portfolios, win unique assets and even trade items within the game.
To collect satoshis while playing Counter-Strike, you need to install the ZEBEDEE desktop application and download the dedicated wallet. When you connect to one of the Infuse servers, you just have to scan a QR code via an application available on smartphone just before starting your game. You must then pay a small amount of bitcoins, amounting to the sum of 100 satoshis. This starting bet fluctuates according to your evolution in the game. Your winnings are therefore based on your scores during the game.
You can win the satoshis you initially deposited at the beginning of the game with a small supplement if you win the game. You can cash in your Bitcoins at any time via the Lightning Network.
According to Simon Cowell, CEO of ZEBEDEE, “the biggest revolution will be for ordinary players. It’s true that today, only some streamers are able to make money by playing. Cowell added during his interview with Decrypt :
“At the moment, e-sport tournaments are only open to a small elite of pros who win all the money.
Games have already taken place during the week of the release of ZEBEDEE servers and the first players are already won over by this new feature. The rewards in Bitcoin are quite low, but since the game is originally very competitive, players are even more motivated to boost their stats and reward themselves with cryptocurrencies at the same time.
The start-up expects to receive significant traffic and hopes to be able to launch servers with no entry fee in the future. ZEBEDEE is counting on the support of partners to offer gamers a less competitive experience at the price of a few ads.