California-based platform provider Gamblit Gaming has made a move into the burgeoning eSports market with its dedicated G-Sports platform set to debut at this week’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas.
The G-Sports platform has been designed to allow land-based operators to offer eSports on the casino floor. Its skill-based TriStations can be converted to the G-Sports platform, with players able to play games using a standard console controller.
These games do not come with in-built gambling mechanics. Instead users pay a set fee for entry in order to play against others in a time-based tournament.
Users compete to climb a leaderboard that is updated in real-time, with the top-ranked players awarded cash prizes.
The G-Sports launch further strengthens Gamblit’s efforts to help casino operators diversify their product offering to attract new players.
Caesars Entertainment will become the first operator to bring the supplier’s products to market, beginning a roll-out of its Model G and TriStation gaming positions in Southern California, then Nevada from October.
The first game to be featured on the G-Sports platform will be driving combat game Road Redemption, where users fight to defeat rival biker gangs in a post-apocalyptic US.
“G-Sports allows casinos to appeal to more of the midcore gaming market with the ability to organize events around a popular game with tournaments scheduled at flexible intervals,” Gamblit said. “G-Sports brings the excitement of eSports to everyone and is poised to transform the traditional gaming experience.”