Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of questions that we get frequently and their answers.
- Q: What is Player One Esports?
A: Player One is an esports organization that fosters community through competition.
- Q: How do I compete in a tournament?
A: Our tournaments are posted currently through Battlefy.com. To compete in a tournament, you can sign up through the Battlefy tournament page. You can also join our Discord to learn more about each event or speak to an admin.
- Q: How do I get paid if I win in a tournament?
A: Refer to the rules and details posted for your specific Event.
- Q: Why do I need to fill out a W9?
A: Always refer to the rules and details posted for your specific event. Please note that a W-9 form is required by the US Federal government and the IRS for all prizes awarded with a combined value of $600.00 or more. If you win and receive a prize or combined prizes totaling more than $600.00, the government requires you (the recipient) and Player One Esports (the awarder) to disclose the fact that you won the prize(s). The IRS W-9 form is the way we each satisfy our disclosure duties. Once we receive a completed W-9 form from you, we will process and ship your prize. A 1099 MISC form will be generated and mailed to you to file with your tax returns
- Q: How can I find out about events and giveaways?
A: Follow us on Discord and our social media in order to be notified of our latest events and giveaways.
- Q: How do I become sponsored by Player One Esports?
A: We will contact you if we are interesting in offering sponsorship.
- Q: Will Player One ever host European tournaments?
A: We are developing a program for European tournaments.
- Q: What games does Player One Esports support?
A: You can find a full list of supported games on our home page (PlayerOneEsports.com).
- Q: Where can I watch Player One streams?
A: You can watch Player One streams on Twitch.tv at PlayerOneEsports and PlayerOnePlayz. We also host replays on YouTube.
- Q: Are the prizes I win taxable?
A: Taxes: …the value of prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. All taxes, including federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any person winning over $600.00 in total prizes will receive a 1099 form from Sponsor at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form should be filed with the IRS. Winner must provide Sponsor with valid identification, and a valid taxpayer identification number or Social Security number for total prizes valued at $600.00 or more, before prize will be awarded. Sponsor will have the right, but not the obligation, to require winner to complete and submit an IRS form W-9. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until the completed W‑9 form is received.