Once Destructoid readers sign up for Fight, they can connect with fellow fans through games they already own like Street Fighter 4 and Call of Duty in custom-built tournaments for cash and loyalty rewards points. Players can chat with their friends using the platform, and prizes are available to those who have earned enough loyalty rewards points through participating in and betting on tournaments in several other games including StarCraft 2, Marvel vs. Capcom and the roster of EA Sports games.
"The Destructoid community is the best video game community on the web and we're happy to offer them another great and enjoyable service," said Niero Gonzalez, CEO of Destructoid, in a press release. "We're extremely excited to work with Playhem since they have a proven track record when it comes to rewards-based gaming." This could very well be the first time a gaming news publication introduced a social community like Fight. If successful, it could change the way entertainment news outlets engage their readers drastically.
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