Monetizing Video Game Tournaments Worldwide

As one of the industry's leading tournament management platforms, we empower tournament organizers and game publishers to easily monetize and grow their communities. Our proprietary, easy-to-use tools optimize tournament revenues for organizers. We generate revenues through licensing fees, transaction processing, and ad revenues. With partnerships across top publishers and 2,000+ tournament creators, we believe we provide the essential infrastructure gaming tournaments need to thrive.

This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

$103,273.06 Raised


Our highly proprietary SaaS platform manages all aspects of video game tournaments, including fan engagement, brackets, prize pools, and revenue optimization. We have seen that the platform increases efficiencies and can double prize pools on average.

Matcherino powers roughly 1,000+ gaming tournaments per month for 2,000+ organizers, publishers, and clients like ESL, Supercell and Wizards of the Coast. Our advanced tournament management platform has high barriers to entry.

With the video game industry projected to generate $385B in revenues by 2023*, we believe Matcherino is well-positioned to capitalize on the massive global growth of online and mobile video game tournaments.


the pitch

Empowering Gaming Communities

We believe our tournament management platform produces higher fan engagement, broader player retention, and increased in-game transactions, and by using our tournament production tools, we both lower the cost of operating the tournament while increasing revenues.  This also helps their communities produce more quality content. 

Working closely with game publishers and advertising brands allows us to deliver direct support and monetization opportunities for these tournament organizers, enabling end-to-end ecosystems spanning thousands of different game titles.

Matcherino's online platform handles the full range of operating requirements associated with tournament management and financial gateways with proprietary integrations. From player registration to bracketing, prize pool crowdfunding, and distributions, to advanced ad tech, our fully interoperable modules allow us to expand revenue opportunities within every phase of tournament management.

THE opportunity

A Scalable Solution for an Emerging Industry

Based on our research, we operate with little competition and high barriers to entry, allowing us to scale efficiently. We have strong traction across key segments of the gaming industry servicing tens of thousands of tournaments for partners like ESL Gaming – the largest tournament organizer in the industry, distributing millions of dollars in prize pool winnings on behalf of the Fighting game community (FGC), and running programs with elite game publishers like Supercell and Wizards of the Coast to support creators directly.

Matcherino benefits from multiple revenue streams that largely fall into three main groups:

  • SaaS platform subscription license fees for private label use of our platform by game publishers wherein we more directly foster their games' ecosystems through in-game integrations, enhanced prize distribution, and business intelligence tools. Publishers pay a monthly fee and additional fees based on the metrics of their use.
  • Transaction fees associated with transactions, prize pool payouts, and e-commerce including DNC (downloadable digital content).
  • Revenue share from advertising through our advanced ad tech platform with sponsors largely sourced from our networks. Revenue is proportional to both direct engagement (e.g., links visited, apps installed) as well as on-stream viewership measured directly via external platform integrations.

THE market & our traction

Backed by Impressive Growth and Strong Partnerships

Revenue in the gaming industry worldwide is projected to reach $384.90 billion in 2023 and $521.60 billion by 2027 (source). Over 10,000 new games are being released online every year since 2021, hundreds of which are AAA distributions (source). 9 out of the 12 most played games on Steam in 2022 (each over 240,000 peak players) have hosted Matcherino tournaments (source).

We have strong traction serving massive tournaments for top partners like ESL and influencers like Ninja. Our average monthly revenue from January 2023 thru July 2023 was $89,361. During that same time period our average monthly cost of goods sold was $29,706 and our average total monthly operating expenses were $92,269. With new game publisher deals in the pipeline, Matcherino expects to expand significantly in this high-growth, large market.

Matcherino has penetrated the worldwide market, having operated tournaments across 300 different game titles for players in over 200 countries/regions. Our platform distributes instant prize payouts to more than 200 countries/regions in 25 different currencies, performs domestic and international tax compliance, and has internationalized all user interfaces.

With each AAA game release, we obtain a new opportunity to establish business with world-class game publishers, and with a constant influx of new games that come on the market, we are acquiring hundreds of thousands of new users every year.

We believe that being able to expand our marketing and sales initiatives without impinging on other facets of our business will aid in accelerating our growth rate in this already accelerating market.

why invest

A Force for Good in Gaming Communities

*These testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success.

Our team is immensely proud of the positive responses we've received from the many communities and clients that have used and continue to use our platform!

With an accomplished management team, proprietary software, and a leading industry position, we believe Matcherino represents a compelling investment opportunity to own part of a tech venture whose success has enormous possibilities within its large and growing industry.


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As one of the industry's leading tournament management platforms, we empower tournament organizers and game publishers to easily monetize and grow their communities. Our proprietary, easy-to-use tools optimize tournament revenues for organizers. We generate revenues through licensing fees, transaction processing, and ad revenues. With partnerships across top publishers and 2,000+ tournament creators, we believe we provide the essential infrastructure gaming tournaments need to thrive.


Grant Farwell

Grant Farwell

Chairman & CEO

Grant Farwell, CEO and Chairman of Matcherino, is instrumental in major partnerships with clients like ACCO Brands, Blizzard Entertainment, and Amazon. His role includes fundraising, product roadmap planning, personnel management, and investor relations.

Notably, he co-founded Barc, Inc., a chat platform that integrated crypto functionality, demonstrating his innovative approach to technology. A self-taught coding hobbyist and former top 10 Starcraft 2 player in 2v2, Farwell’s unique blend of tech and gaming knowledge aids in his strategic leadership.

Upholding transparency and compliance in business, he is focused on contributing to the future of monetary systems through his work.

Mark Wasowicz

Mark Wasowicz

Chief Financial Officer (Part Time)

Mr. Wasowicz oversees all financial and accounting operations as well as administrative activities for the Company. He serves as Engagement Director for CLA Cast which, among other things, delivers custom accounting solutions for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies.

He served as CFO for Protingent, CFO of VCFO, CFO of Blue Rooster, Inc., CFO of Allys, Inc., CFOof Dimension4 and Senior Finance Manager with Amazon. Mr. Wasowicz received an MBA from the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business and a B.A. in Accounting from Washington State University.

Mark works 10 hours per week for Matcherino.

Hunter Hammond

Hunter Hammond

Chief Technology Officer

Hunter Hammond serves as Chief Technology Officer at Matcherino, having previously served as VP of Engineering since 2020. Hammond is a triple threat engineering leader who possesses great technical capability and extreme focus towards product design and delivery.

Before joining Matcherino, Hammond pursued graduate studies in computer science at the University of Washington and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in computer science from Seattle University.

While at Matcherino, he has successfully pioneered and developed a wide array of successful products in the areas of ad tech, event operations, and prize payments on the order of tens of millions of dollars.

Louis Fasulo

Louis Fasulo

Board Member

Lou has extensive experience in the games business spanning both large publishers and development organizations. His previous company, venture funded Z2, was sold to King in 2015.
Perry Michael Fischer

Perry Michael Fischer

Board Member

Mike Fischer is a 30-year veteran of the video games industry, having held positions including president and CEO of Square Enix America, VP of digil video at Amazon, and GM of Marketing for Xbox at Microsoft.
Brian Courtade

Brian Courtade

Head of Product

Brian Courtade has been the head of product for Matcherino for 5 years, he oversees product ideation, design, and execution.

Brian also manages Matcherino's EFG relationship, platform support, and publisher programs.

Before Matcherino, Brian was most notably a professional Hearthstone player. He has 12+ years of experience in gaming as a player and running events as an event organizer.

Originally using Matcherino to power an event as an organizer, he later joined the company to further develop the platform-tools to help other organizers.

Since starting at Matcherino, he has helped design and launched multiple products such as SponsorQuests, Publisher Whitelabels, and Event Payment Portals.


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Crowdfunding investments made through a self-directed IRA cannot receive non-bonus share perks due to tax laws. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) prohibits self-dealing transactions in which the investor receives an immediate, personal financial gain on investments owned by their retirement account. As a result, an investor must refuse those non-bonus share perks because they would be receiving a benefit from their IRA account.

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Matcherino, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Series A-3 Preferred Stock at $2.30 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Series A-3 Preferred Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $230. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will receive the highest single bonus they are eligible for among the bonuses based on the amount invested and time of offering elapsed (if any). Eligible investors will also receive the Owner’s Bonus in addition to the aforementioned bonus.

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The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments. Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative. Any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”. Inter company debt or back payments.



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Theodore Lyons

a month ago

Hi there, a) What is your most recent monthly burn rate? b) What is your most recent monthly cash on hand? c) Are you raising a parallel angel or VC round simultaneously? If yes, who is investing in this round?




2 months ago

Why is the valuation going down as compared when you raised funding at SeedInvest?



W Kim Colich

2 months ago

Hi Grant, There appears to be some confusion... You said, "Based on StartEngine's recommendation, we decided to offer a loyalty bonus as part of this mini-round raise structured to close quickly. The bonus terms were set with the expectation that a certain number of investors would qualify." However, here is what the SE folks just wrote me in response to my asking where the "Loyalty Bonus" terms were: "Hey Kim, Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I spoke with our onboarding team, they said this is something our team had recommended to them, however, Matcherino did not proceed with the loyalty bonus in their terms. Perhaps they are referencing the Own Bonus shares? If there was a loyalty bonus offered, it would need to be listed in the terms on the offering page. Let me know if you have any other questions. Best, Investor Experience Specialist" Al that to say, this is confusing. Did you intend to offer a "Loyalty Bonus" and SE misunderstood you, or did you not intend to offer a "Loyalty Bonus"? Thanks for sorting this out with the SE folks and letting us know what's going on. Blessings



W Kim Colich

2 months ago

Hi, I invested on SeedInvest and have two 'issues' to discuss: 1) I'm surprised there is NOT a "Loyalty Bonus" offered for those of us who invested earlier on. Was this even discussed as an option prior to launching this current campaign? Please advise. 2) I would highly encourage you to consider lowering the bar for your "Minimum Investment" requirement, as this will prohibit MANY small investors from being able to join you in this raise. Your current minimum may be a full 20% of what they can invest per year in CF raises. For many small investors, that is just too many eggs to pile into only one basket. Please reconsider making your minimum more inclusive. Thanks for listening. Blessings




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