nikrn has created a new technology product offering instantly available betting experiences for eSports and gaming fans. Together with Unikrn UMode, a player-vs-house skill betting platform for online gameplay, the firm is also launching Unikrn Virtual, a reinvention of RNG (random number generator) experiences, allowing fans to bet on one of the world’s most popular eSports 24/7.
Virtual betting enables eSports fans to bet on top teams from iconic past rounds competitions. A unique algorithm utilizing both archival and display techniques developed by Unikrn gives users access to key information about an upcoming round of CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive), then they may bet on the outcome.
Built on game analytics, new AI trading bots & screen-analyzing technology, streamer betting is a nonstop, fully automated future of casual wagering. Unikrn users can exchange currencies, crypto or even digital items (called skins) into regulator-approved ERC20 betting tokens called UnikoinGold. Users can also deposit with traditional means such as credit card.
Unikrn Virtual is a regulator-approved RNG game which uses an approved third-party to randomly generate a round of CS:GO from an existing pool of past professional matches, giving fans the possibility of betting on live eSports match without the delays or waits associated with live matches. Rounds of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive last under 2 minutes, meaning fans can bet on around 500 match-ups per day. In 2019, CS:GO has been the most popular eSport in Europe and North America and has remained one of the world’s most-watched competitive video games for nearly a decade, Unikrn remarks.
“Unikrn Virtual brings fans the excitement of live competitions, but in an always-on format with faster resolution and fewer interruptions,” said Andrew Vouris, Unikrn’s COO. “Unikrn Virtual will not only change quality and interactivity expectations for a bet-on-demand experience, but will fundamentally shift the future of the casino industry as we bring wildly popular eSports without the baggage of downtime.”
Unikrn will be launching with multiple exotic options to appeal to any user, including both true-random and expertise-based estimation categories —such as upcoming round number or final round score, respectively. Additional eSports titles and major eSports competitions will be added in ongoing rollout throughout 2019 and beyond.
“Our goal with Unikrn Virtual was to bring unlimited content to esports fans,” said Rahul Sood, Unikrn CEO. “We succeeded. There’s never been a delay-free, 24/7 way to bet in on esports… until now. This is just the beginning!”
In 2018, Unikrn became the first company to have live, IOM regulator-approved crypto wagering experiences, and as the company continues to expand uses, it projects a crypto resurgence as token value shifts from perception to function. "Highly-regulated environments, including betting, are the perfect breeding pool for the normalization of mainstream blockchain," said Vouris. "Using tools from blockchain has helped us develop a system years ahead of other operators, and we're committed to taking the best ideas of crypto and giving them application."
Furthermore, now Unikrn users can parlay a professional eSports match and their favorite Twitch streamers, even all in one multibet, and they can make deposits to a currency-agnostic blockchain-based system. Last year, over 1000 millennia of viewer time were spent watching Twitch alone, making the process of setting odds essential for the future of the wagering industry, the company remarks.
"Finding a zero-friction way to let fans engage is essential for the future of betting and crypto," Sood said. "You can bet on your own online matches, you can bet on your favorite streamers, or you can find 24/7 esports odds with Unikrn Virtual. This is a level of interactivity only dreamed of in the old world of sports and casino betting."