Verdict Tournaments launched on June 11th of this year. Since that point, members of the community have started to feel the experience and familiarize themselves with the Tournaments.
There are still some people that aren’t quite sure how Tournaments work, so we wrote this blog to provide more context. Let’s get into it.
This is the same predictions game that we’ve always used. You still predict fights and still allocate a certain amount of XP on each fight to earn the most XP possible.
The difference is that you enter Tournaments with entry fees to qualify to win cash prizes. Unlike the free predictions game that we’ve used for years, you can enter multiple tournaments per event. Each Tournament varies in terms of entry fees. There are $1 games, $5 games, $10 games, and more.
We’ve also added a fresh look to the picks and leaderboard screens.
Each Tournament will have a payout structure that you can find inside the Tournament under the “Prizes” tab. This will show you the number of positions that get paid and how much each position will get paid.
There are currently 3 different types of Tournaments:
Guaranteed Prize Pools
1 on 1's
These Tournaments have the biggest prize pools as they have the most entries. A guaranteed prize pool means that regardless of how many people end up joining a Tournament, the Tournament will continue and the prizes will be paid out.
For example, if there’s a Tournament where the top 250 positions on the leaderboard are to win a cash prize, the top 250 positions will receive a cash prize even if the Tournament doesn’t fill up. If only 250 people joined, that means everyone in the Tournament wins a prize.
This is a fun new concept that we’ve introduced where you go 1 on 1 with another fight fan. There are only two contestants in this Tournament: You and your opponent with a private leaderboard. You both join with the same entry fee, but only one of you wins the cash prize.
This is a Tournament where you double up on your entry fee if you rank higher than half of the leaderboard. All winners in this Tournament earn the same cash prize.
Unlike the free version of the game, you can enter certain tournaments with multiple entries to increase your chances of winning. Each entry can have a different set of predictions or all entries can have the same predictions if you’re feeling confident.
If you’re not participating in Tournaments but are still curious to see how they work, you can watch the Leaderboards of featured Tournaments live on fight night by going to the Tournaments tab and clicking Spectate. From here, you can view the payout structure, the contest details, the leaderboard, and the predictions of those competing. Even if Verdict Tournaments are not yet available in your region, you’re still able to spectate.
We’re working on bringing Verdict Tournaments across the United States including New Jersey, Arizona, Ohio, and Tennesse in the near future. We’re targeting a launch in the UK this year, and plan on bringing Tournaments to more countries across the world.
If you’re not a resident of an eligible region, don’t worry. You can still compete in free Tournaments to get a feel for the experience as long as you meet the minimum age requirement. This will allow you to experience the new leaderboard and picks pages.
If you have more questions, click here to contact us or send us a DM on Twitter or Instagram. Our DM’s are open, so don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to listening to your feedback so we can continue to enhance the experience.