Tomorrow, HLS will kick of a glorious virtual competition, featuring 68 of the best virtual football teams NCAA ’14 has to offer. Today, we introduce something to help fill another void created by a lack of sports: degenerate gambling.
Now, we aren’t setting up an HLS bookie system. This is all virtual currency. We’ve joked about “Space Bucks” on the HLS pod and, well, now we’ve made it a reality.
Last season, I activated a loyalty program within Streamlabs and, if you’ve watched any HLS stream live on Twitch, you’ve been collecting points, now branded Space Bucks. When you are in our Twitch chat, you can check out how many you have with the !points or !spacebucks command.
With these Space Bucks, you’ll be able to use the !bet command to bet on spreads and totals for every virtual matchup. It works a bit different than your typical betting and details are found in the section below.
As for prizes, I am still working on them. I plan to have a store setup with prizes that can be purchased with your Space Bucks. I also plan to have raffles that you can enter with said Space Bucks as well.
Earning Space Bucks
- Every 5 minutes, live viewers earn 10 Space Bucks, 5 extra if they’ve participated in chat.
- Follow HLS Twitch: 25 Space Bucks
- Subscribe to HLS Twitch: 100 Space Bucks
- Host or Raid HLS Twitch: 50 Space Bucks
- For every $1 donated to the Feeding America Campaign: 1 Space Buck
- I will have to do this manually, so put your Twitch user name in the donation comment.
How Betting Payouts Work
The betting system within Streamlabs is a bit different than what you’d expect from most degenerate ventures. In short, the system is designed to only generate the virtual currency through stream actions (detailed above). Betting, however, is basically a battle between users.
As an example, say the favorite in a matchup has 500 total Space Bucks bet on it, but the dog has only 100. Should the favorite win, the 100 Space Bucks bet on the dog are lost by those bettors and distributed to the bettors of the favorite. If the dog wins, the 500 Space Bucks bet on the favorite are lost by the favorite bettors and distributed to the bettors of the underdog.
I will put a hook on each side to guarantee a winner (and piss off Eddie).
Confused and clear as mud? Well, you can always use !mybet in the chat for details on exactly what your payout will be.
Again, we need to reiterate that this is all supposed to be dumb fun. Prizes will be set up in such a way that you will not have to participate in virtual degeneracy of any sort. No purchase necessary to join in on the fun.
Actual betting using real American currency is strongly discouraged and this is video game football for crying out loud. If you are doing this, consider getting help.