If there is one trait we can take from the huge explosion in popularity in competitive video gaming over the past couple of years, it’s that video gamers sure do love talking about how good they are at playing their favourite titles. There is a level of competitiveness in the Esports world that is unmatched in either the entertainment or real-world sports industries, acting as just one part of the reason why it has amassed such a huge following, and Unikrn have found a way to bring a new and unique dimension to this hyper-competitiveness with their UMode feature.
Whilst the impact esports betting is having around the world is undeniable at this point, there has never been a true house vs. player formula perfected for the community to get to grips with until now. By using a Blockchain-based backend and an innovative patent-pending system, gamers now have a place where they can place wagers on the best odds available on their favourite Esports titles, teams and events, but actually live out the life of a successful pro and earn rewards from their performances in game.
At the time of writing, the platform allows players to deal their wagers with cash, in-house currency of Gold Unikoins and a variety of cryptocurrencies depending on their region. The first games on offer to players were League of Legends, Dota 2 and Fortnite, but has recently been expanded to include Starcraft II, Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG), Fortnite: Arena, Halo 5 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
What distinguishes UMode as a revolutionary platform is the viable matchmaking system the feature uses. When placing their wagers, players are asked to synch up their Steam, Xbox or Battle.net profiles to ensure that the match they are placed in best fits their skill level. Not only does this eliminate the usual skill betting issues of shark and smurf accounts, but it ensures that experiences with UMode are both fair and fun.
Speaking about what brought UMode to Unikrn, CEO Rahul Sood said:
“Unikrn is built by gamers and is striving to give fans a way to heighten gaming even more. Over years, our fans have begged us for a way to back their own games and make their matchmaking more interesting, and now we’ve developed a way to do so which avoids the pitfalls of traditional players-vs-player skill betting.”
Unikrn has not only been backed by A-list Hollywood stars such as Ashton Kutcher and industry experts like Guy O’Seary and Shari Redstone, but it is a site driven by people who live and breathe competitive gaming, and that is reflected in the wagers offered on UMode.
Essentially, players will have a proposal or challenge put forward by the house upon synching up their profiles. These challenges naturally change from game to game and offer something as simple as just straight up winning a matchmaking game, to something more specific such as planting or defusing a certain number of bombs. This allows players of all styles to find a wager that suits them and helps add a new dimension to some of the actions players wouldn’t otherwise have thought about in game.
The innovative technologies keep a track of a player’s performance and adjusts the challenges to suit their blossoming skills, as well as presenting them with various community leaderboards and winnings to add some extra competition into the mix, even going the extra mile and publishing weekly statistics and boards showcasing how the community has been performing against the house, as well how players are ranking against their best performances and those put up by their fellow users.
There are no wait times, no cooldown periods or hanging onto what other players are doing, just fair and exciting amounts of fun for Esports enthusiasts of all levels of skill and experience.
UMode is fully supported with a range of systems designed to ensure only people of legal age can partake in any bets they place, that their details and wagers are both secure and confidential and remains only available in selected regions across the world where the mode is fully approved and registered. Support is on hand with a guide on how to set up and synch accounts, a Discord community located at the bottom of each landing page, a frequently asked questions tab and a help centre that is available to reach out to 24/7.
Unikrn looks set to continue dominating the esports betting and wagering scene with daily industry news pieces and the best odds and offers from Esports all over the world, and UMode could be the feature that tips the scales towards a more player vs. house version of skill gaming for Esports enthusiasts in the years to come. Check out UMode and a whole host of other esports news, streams and betting markets over at Unikrn.com.