Aurora, IL – February 23, 2010 – RiiZE, the groundbreaking new service that gives gamers a real chance at making a living doing what they love, gaming, is excited to announce that it has entered the open beta phase of testing. Gamers who play Counter-Strike: Source and Team Fortress 2 are invited to try out this new service at no charge. During the beta test gamers who not only play, but actively engage in providing service feedback will have an opportunity to win part of a $1,000 cash bank per game and will get a free entry into a future event when the services goes live for a chance at part of a guaranteed minimum $5,000 cash bank per game.

When RiiZE officially launches, how will it work? For a small entry fee gamers can test their online PC gaming skills and if they rank high enough, take home some cold hard cash. RiiZE provides multiple skill-based gaming events for individuals where they will have the opportunity to win on their own merit, the better they do the more money they can earn. RiiZE’s payout bank schedule allows even the most average of gamers a chance to win their money back plus more.

The RiiZE open beta test will end in mid-March and slots to participate may be limited based on server capacity. Gamers who are interested can visit for more information and to sign up. Slot availability is on a first come, first serve basis and is not guaranteed.

RiiZE, LLC. Announces that its Industry First Gaming Service has entered the Free Open Beta Phase - General Tech 2

To participate in the beta:
  1. Be 14 years of age or older and live in the United States
  2. Sign up for a RiiZE beta test account (limited spots available)
  3. Play on the RiiZE pub-style CS:S or TF2 game servers

While participating in the beta, we need you to meet the following requirements:

  1. Play one or both of the games:
      • Play on the CS:S game servers from 9:00pm to 10:00pm CST on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
      • Play on the TF2 game servers from 10:00pm to 11:00pm CST on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
      • In addition to the times above, you may also play at any time to improve your rank
      • Record demos while playing (type “record [demoname]” in console at the start of every map played)
  2. Evaluate and provide feedback on every aspect of the RiiZE service
  3. Attend an occasional RiiZE focus group as requested

For participating in the beta and meeting the requirements you will receive:

  1. A chance to win part of a $1,000 cash pool per game during the beta
  2. Free entry into one future RiiZE pay event with a chance to win part of a minimum guaranteed $5,000 cash pool per game

If you’re still interested and want to help us test this new service then sign up by clicking HERE

  • Join our Steam Community Group
  • Join #riize, our channel on IRC
  • Make sure to check the forums or FAQ page for answers to common questions before e-mailing support