January's prizes are $50 USD for the Player Prize and $250 USD for the Server Prize (they will be sent via PayPal). https://www.capturetheprize.com
What is Capture The Prize?
Capture The Prize is a FREE to join and FREE to win monthly contest where players who play on any servers can win prizes just for playing (no skill required). Server hosts can also win a prize by referring the most active players. Servers also benefit from increased player traffic as well as rewarding your existing player base with the chance to win prizes. 32 multiplayer games and all mods are supported (Counter-Strike: Global Offense, Team Fortress 2, Garrys Mod, DayZ, Minecraft, Battlefield Series, etc.). Game Servers do not need to install any plugins. We just need your Server IP, Port, Query Port (If applicable) and game type.
Player Prize - All players who have played on any server for a combined 4 points or more will be entered into the drawing and a winner will be chosen at random. Players get points every 15 minutes. The more points a player has, the higher their odds of winning. Players can play on servers listed on the "Global Server List" on the website or by adding their favorite servers to their "Personal Server List" which is limited to 24 servers (in all supported games/mods).
Server Operator Prize - Server hosts who referred the most active players (a player who activated their account, sent their SteamID and accumulated at least 4 points) will win one of these. You get a Unique URL and when a user clicks this URL, it takes them to the register form and credits that registration as being referred by you. Even if the user doesnt sign up right away, it creates a cookie that lasts for 1 month so if they sign up later, you still get credited. There are also a large variety of banner images available that you can use on your website.
How it Works
After you register on the site (verify your email and login), you click the "Sign in through the steam" button. Steam will not reveal your username or password to CaptureThePrize.com; rather your SteamID will be shared. This website like many sites on the internet is funded by advertisements; that's how the prizes are funded.
You gain bonus points by referring your friends! For each friend you've referred, you will gain 1 additional bonus point per hour as long you and they are playing (at the same time on any server and in any supported game/mod)!
Let's say you referred 5 people.
You and 3 of them are playing at the same time (and not the same server or same game).
Every hour you will gain an additional 3 points until you stop playing. If one of them stops playing, then you will gain 2 additional points per hour.
This stacks on top of your 1 to 2 points per 15 minutes (depending if you're playing on a Premium or Standard server).
You will only gain bonus points when you and your referrers are playing the following games:
America's Army 3, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat: Source, Day of Defeat, Garrys Mod, Half Life 2: Deathmatch, Killing Floor, Natural Selection 2, Team Fortress 2, All Orangebox Mods (eg. PVK II, NMRIH, Neotokyo, etc.), All GoldSRC Mods (Natural Selection, Sven Coop, TFC, etc.)
Server Operators (Server Hosts)
All new servers start out as "Standard Servers". Standard servers net players 1 point every 15 minutes. Once you have referred 50 active players (over any time period), all your current servers listed will automatically be upgraded to a "Premium Server". Premium servers net players 2 points every 15 minutes (and as a result will generally get more traffic). For more info, go to: https://capturetheprize.com/server-op.php
Supported Games (All mods are supported too):
America's Army 3 Arma 2 (DayZ, etc.) Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead Armed Assault Battlefield 1942 (Desert Combat, etc.) Battlefield 2 Battlefield 2142 Battlefield 3 Battlefield Bad Company 2 Call of Duty: United Offensive Call of Duty 2 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Call of Duty: World at War Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter-Strike: Source Counter-Strike Crysis 2 Crysis Warhead Crysis Wars Day of Defeat Day of Defeat: Source Garry's Mod Half Life 2: Deathmatch Killing Floor Minecraft (Version 1.9+ only) Left 4 Dead Left 4 Dead 2 Natural Selection 2 Team Fortress 2 Team Fortress Classic Wolfenstein Enemy Territory
All Source/Orangebox Modifications (PVK II, Synergy, Sourceforts, etc.) All GoldSRC Modifications (Natural Selection, Sven Coop, etc.)
P.S. At the time of this post, there are currently: 61 Players & 38 Global Servers. The number 1 ranked player has over 600 points. That means he has 600 more chances to win. Can you beat his point score?