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

The tournament will be held on August 15, 2020, with up to 64 players competing in a head-to-head, double-elimination bracket of a popular soccer game title. 

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

There will also be a special skills competition in the middle of the tournament, with the winner of that receiving 250,000 SPORTS tokens (current value = $250).  Several popular streamers, such as Themightyped, King CJ0 (DC United), and cisseSZN (Philadelphia Union) are expected to participate and compete for the prize pool. Playing in the tournament is currently by invite only.

Co-Founder and CEO Mark Thomas stated: “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.” 

The ZenSports mobile app will provide a number of technological capabilities during its first tournament including registration and  double-elimination bracket and head-to-head matchplay software management, allowing those not playing in the tournament to view match and tournament results in real-time. The app will also look after betting and prize money management.

In addition to next month’s tournament, ZenSports has added four new popular esports game titles for betting within its app: FIFA, Dota 2, Overwatch, and Rainbow 6 Siege. Adding these new esports titles will, it said, allow sports bettors to bet on all of the organized leagues and tournaments that fall under these four game titles, just like bettors can currently do within ZenSports for League of Legends and CS:GO.

“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.”