From the press release:
Norwich, U.K. – Tournament.com, a pioneer in licensed online PC gaming competition, announced today that they have launched their real-money service that allows gamers to not only deposit money into their Tournament.com accounts, but also withdraw the winnings they garner from skillful play.
Tournament.com now features a variety of new updates, including the ability to deposit funds into your personal Tournament.com account as well as the freedom to withdraw your winnings at any time. Real money games will be available immediately, with larger cash prizes available immediately for winners, while SmartRanked and Handicapped games will be available for players of all skill levels. For competitors wishing to simply play right away, open games will still be available for instant action.
“Our new handicapping system allows novice players to compete against experienced players, similar to a game of golf,” said Richard Skelhorn, Director of Tournament.com. “From casual gamers looking to improve their skills to hardcore players who want to push their talents to the next level, Tournament.com offers a variety of options to cater to all players.”
Tournament.com is committed to creating a safe and secure environment for online gaming. Players start by downloading the client from the Tournament.com website. Once the client is installed and an account has been established with Tournament.com, players can deposit money into their account or “wallet” for small-scale stakes games of Half-Life 2: Deathmatch or Counter-Strike: Source. To ensure responsible gaming, Tournament.com allows users to stake no more than $10 per match and deposit a maximum of $150 in their account each month. The service also provides a ranking system that allows players to view other users’ skill levels, and a handicap system to allow players of all levels to play against one another. To use the service, all players must be 18 or older, which Tournament.com enforces with special age verification software that is presented to all players upon installation of the client.