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Play One Up Launches Tournament Partner Program

Esports competition app Play One Up has come forward to give anyone who wants to run their own esports tournament a chance to do so with its new Tournament Partner Program. This program gives aspiring hosts the tools to run an esports tournament.

To get started, those wanting to be tournament organizers will pay a $599 USD start-up fee that then allows the use of an application where tournaments can be set up using the Play One Up app. After players or others pay fees associated with individual tournaments, Play One Up receives 15% of the total money involved and organizers get 30% of those registration fees. That leaves the remaining 55% for participants.

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Newest gig economy job: Host of your own esports tournaments on Fortnite, Madden NFL, other video games

Esports has become big business. Now, a video game app wants to make esports a "do-it-yourself" enterprise, allowing you to host your own online tournaments.

A new tournament mode arrives today on Play One Up, an app launched a year ago to connect players in online matches on Xbox or PlayStation game systems, and let them wager on their skills.

Play One Up tournament partners can create and host their own tournaments across games such as Fortnite, Madden NFL, NBA 2K or Call of Duty. Users can choose the game system, bracket size, cost to play and timing of the tournament. Contestants will compete in one-on-one games to advance.

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You Can Bet on Yourself in Madden and 2K

One Up got its start in a small-college dorm in Texas. Now the startup is riding the wave of legalized gambling with what it hopes is the killer app for online head-to-head videogame wagering.

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One Up Launches App To Allow Gamers To Bet On Their Matches

There are currently over 1.2 billion gamers worldwide investing their time in sharpening their skills across the most popular video game titles. Additionally, it is expected that 144 billion hours will collectively be spent playing video games by the end of 2018. One startup is on a mission to help video gamers who play competitively turn their efforts into earnings every time they pick up a controller.

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