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Level Up eSports creates a Tinder for gamers

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In almost every announcement or feature of a South African tournament one thing always remains clear – you can win money playing competitive games. While some smaller tournaments which attract local talent aren’t as major as international ones, there’s still an opportunity to make money as a student whether it’s in the thousands or hundreds. That’s all about to change as a new startup by Level Up eSports is using the mobile application industry to bridge the gap.

If you’ve ever used Tinder, you’d know how easy it is to swipe left or right in the effort of finding love. Sometimes it’s not love you are looking for, but regardless the application makes meeting new people extremely easy. Now, what if these two concepts were combined, and instead of looking for “love” you were instead looking for gamers to challenge  – and win money?

That is exactly what Level Up eSports plans to do with their latest initiative, following a similar concept:

  • Choose which game you to compete at
  • Application will find other people who play the same game
  • Swipe right or left to accept or decline the message
  • If you both swipe right you can challenge them. A chat menu pops up and you’re underway.

Here’s the concept for the profile. Not so great, for now.

Depending on the eSports title, you can now chat up and share details on servers, times, etc. Once the game is completed you head back into the application and agree on the winner, who will receive the money. There’s also a great Honor Points system where you can give your opponent Honor to let other gamers know how honorable they are at accepting the terms of the challenge.

What happens if there is a dispute? Well, then the case is sent to the Level Up team for review where they will be joined by a number of users to review, check screenshots, and decide on the outcome of the case. There’s no word on punishment, yet, but I assume it will be along the lines of losing Honor.

How do I make money?

It’s a given that some form of virtual currency will be used for Level Up, however it’s not bitcoin or PayPal. Level Up will use a new virtual currency known as XPER. XPER is still very new, which is why we’ve never heard of it, but it’s said to growing in popularity. XPER will eventually allow you to transfer your winnings for other virtual currencies, as well as real money through a third party exchange or the Level Up eSports app itself.

It seems XPER coins can be collected from Battle Chests, perhaps won? Bought?

 Closing thoughts

It’s an interesting initiative to say the least, but the functionality and access to games is what concerns me the most. It seems the application will surround single player games, as team games would require a lot more swiping to make the best team. Perhaps you can create a team profile and allow your captain to swipe? Who knows.

It could be worth a shot once it comes out, and it does sound like some easy money.

Last Updated: August 19, 2016


  1. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    August 19, 2016 at 15:09

    Or you could find a gamer from the opposite sex?


    • VampyreSquirrel

      August 19, 2016 at 15:26

      LOL! You’re funny.


    • Lee Southard

      August 21, 2016 at 08:26

      1)We haven’t thought about adding dating into it…but if the community would like that feature then-
      2)Maybe a complicated concept, but this APP is altruistic, it’s designed to maximize the amount of XPER the community earns in farming mode whilst increasing the crypto value of XPER. (XPER = experience)

      The APP is not for profit; although there are features you pay for in app(advanced features, skins, game items), however all these profits go to a Level Up Bot coded to buy XPER from crypto-exchanges for the lowest price. After purchasing the XPER the bot will send it to the ‘farming pool.’

      To explain a farming pool, requires going back a bit. When you are looking for an opponent(swiping left,right)
      you can choose between two modes: farming and esport pro.

      In farming mode, you aren’t risking anything, if you lose, nothing is lost(except a loss will go on your record). However, if you win, a prorated amount of XPER will be awarded to your wallet.

      In eSport you must ‘risk’ an amount of XPER, against an opponent; whomever wins, takes all.

      An example would be: I find somebody to challenge me in eSport mode in 1v1 LoL custom game on Oceania server for 100XPER. If I win, I will receive 100XPER from my opponent’s wallet.

      If you have any questions about the technicalities, feel free to ask me or put your e-mail on a list to receive the first demo.

      We are in proof of concept stage, and will be crowdfunding in a month(maybe less maybe more- no date set yet)

      If anyone wants to work for XPER, you are an early adopter, and your help would be appreciated. To open up an XPER wallet see my tutorial on youtube/zenleegaming or on the website blog http://www.level-up.tech/blog

      Feel free to ask me anything!

      Zen Lee


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        August 22, 2016 at 07:43

        Meant profit as in the meme XD


        • Lee Southard

          August 22, 2016 at 08:05



    • Lee Southard

      August 22, 2016 at 08:06

      open a wallet so I can send you some XPER:)


  2. Lee Southard

    August 21, 2016 at 08:35

    Thanks for the awesome article…are proof of concept art, we need an upgrade! We have an animation
    being made that will take the place of the horrible art.

    We are about to make our press release, if you would like an early copy, e-mail me at levelupesport@gmail.com
    Also I answer many questions on Level Up eSport: Blog (www.level-up.tech/blog or youtube.com/zenleegaming).
    Some questions are answered in the comment below by @hammersteyn:disqus .

    We are a month or so away from our crowdfunding, follow us if your interested in making this concept a reality, share our post, media, or blogs for XPER(open a wallet and send us your address)((speed tutorial to open wallet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kihe03erOY)


  3. Dane

    August 22, 2016 at 10:21

    That treasure chest on the last picture is from Adventure Quest Worlds, http://www.aq.com


    • Lee Southard

      August 23, 2016 at 03:10

      updated:) you have a sharp eye!


  4. Lee Southard

    August 23, 2016 at 03:10

    Our proof of concept has been updates on website http://www.level-up.tech


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