Skillville Games is launching a new skill-based tournament gaming website today. The aim is to bring tournament gaming to the forefront of the modern world, where it will allow gamers to compete against each other for some cool prizes.
On Skillville Games, players can play casual games, betting small amounts of money in matches against other players. Players, just have to sign up and play tournaments in an asynchronous fashion or play a round of a game in their own time. The company has had a beta site working for about 1.5 years under the SkillAddiction name. The metrics for the beta are good, with 80,000 registered users signed up. In November, players waged about $30,000 in their own money. About 10 percent of customers are converting to paying customers. About 65 percent of players are retained ona monthly basis. The top 20 percent average revenue per paying user is about $170. Players stay on the site for an average of 30 minutes. The tagline is game better, win more.