Woodrow Levin loves playing video games, a fact that was made clear when I spoke with him via phone. However, as much as he loves playing games on his own, one of his greatest joys come from engaging in video-game based competitions with his peers.
“Me and my friends would always play for anything, whether it was pizza, beer or 10 bucks,” Levin said.
“At the time, I was really into the Dreamcast and NBA 2K, which was my favorite game. I also enjoyed Goldeneye, the first four-player split-screen first-person shooter that you can play.”
That desire to engage in video game-based competition remained with Levin, who knew that after college, it would be difficult to engage friends to play video games for money or pride again.
“There was no system that could act as an intermediary to make sure that I got paid. Everyone knows how difficult it can be to collect money from your friends after a competition, even if you are with them,” he said.
Levin desired to create such a system, and Bringit was the result of his efforts.
“I wanted to be able to enjoy the games that I played against my friends and be able to notch up that competition, while also having something monetary on the line,” he said.
This allure of competition for cash and prestige forms the core of Bringit, a website that will allow gamers to test themselves against one another for honors that go far beyond mere bragging rights.
Now the CEO of Bringit, Levin hopes that his site will effectively recall the spirit of competition that takes place between friends for money and prestige. Joining requires players to be over 18 and own a console that can access the internet.
Along with these requirements, interested individuals must also not live in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Tennessee, and Vermont, as these states are not allowed to participate in Bringit.com’s competitions.