Angry Birds Champions lets you battle it out for real cash

Angry Birds Champions lets you battle it out for real cash

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Do you have what it takes to cash in on Angry Birds?
Photo: Rovio

Get your flinging fingers ready for a new Angry Birds game that lets you battle it out for real cash.

Angry Birds Champions is an officially-licensed spin-off from WorldWinner. It’s everything you love about Angry Birds, but with the chance to compete against other players and get paid for smashing those pesky pigs.

Champions joins WorldWinner’s existing catalog of games that give you the chance to earn real money, like Wheel of Fortune, Scrabble, and Trivial Pursuit. It was developed in conjunction with Rovio, the original creator of Angry Birds.

The original Angry Birds experience

That means you get the same Angry Birds experience you’re used to, only now it’s even more exciting because there’s cash on the line. If you got bored of flinging birds, this could give you the incentive you need to get back into the franchise.

“It’s really the original Angry Birds physics game — and obviously Rovio’s done a number of different derivatives using the iconography — but this is the core physics game of shooting birds and killing pigs,” WorldWinner boss Jeremy Shea told Engadget.

Earn real cash!

Champions sees you enter a tournament and complete one of two game modes: best-of-three or progression. Your highest or combined score is recorded. The game then finds another, similarly-skilled player and they complete the same levels.

Players are matched based on things like the number of games played, performance in other tournaments, their win-loss ratio, and average or best scores.

Whoever achieves the highest score wins the cash prize, minus the little bit that WorldWinner skims off the top. Where does that cash come from? You, of course.

It’s not gambling

When you enter into a Champions tournament, you have to cough up. Each one costs less than a dollar to enter and offers “a few dollars” to the tournament winner, Engadget reports. But this isn’t gambling, Shea insists.

WorldWinner has been creating real-money tournament games for almost two decades, and it knows what’s legal. It argues that because Champions offers skill-based competitions, it eliminates the element of chance that would turn it into gambling.

You might see things differently. Ten U.S. states do, which is why Champions cash tournaments aren’t available to those in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Tennessee.

You can play free tournaments that offer no cash reward if you prefer.

Angry Birds Champions is available through the WorldWinner app for iOS — not as a standalone game — which you can download from the App Store now. You can also play it on the web at WorldWinner.com, while an Android version is coming soon.w