Esport cafés have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, becoming a top destination for many enthusiastic gamers and keen internet explorers throughout Asian cities.

The dingy internet cafes of the past have long been replaced with shiny new, high-tech 24-hour establishments that cater to a gamer’s every need. Want to eat? Want to drink? Want to try out the latest games on a powerful computing system for the low price of $2 per hour? These businesses are plugging a major gap in the gaming market that’s been created by the high price of CPUs and GPUs.

As Asia’s esport scene continues to grow, these esport cafes have reaped the benefits of the increased exposure and heightened demand. Despite the booming nature of the industry, however, these companies still experience the same lunchtime lulls and 2am crashes that all 24-hour businesses are familiar with.

In response to this, Cudo Miner, the cryptocurrency mining software application, has expanded into the esport café industry to supply a constant revenue stream for these cafes, even during their quietest periods.  

Now working with one of Malaysia’s largest gaming café franchises, Cudo Miner allows café owner to mine cryptocurrency using their existing computers’ processing power when the systems are idle, going to sleep when the machines are in use. By working with Cudo Miner to mine cryptocurrency, the Malaysian franchise has increased its profits without any further investment.

Jun, the Malaysian franchise owner, said:

The last thing we wanted during peak times was our systems slowing down and anything getting in the way of our customers enjoying their time with us. Cudo Miner couldn’t have worked better. It’s given us a very welcome stream of extra income, takes very little maintenance, and just quietly gets on with its work, without getting in the way.

The key based device authentication is now available to other cyber cafes too, as Cudo Miner continues to evolve and explore new markets. For top end gaming systems, estimate financial returns are as much as $30-40 per month per PC, and even lower spec gaming systems can expect to bring in $11-15 per month. All of this being extra revenue from existing resources, that can be set up and left, with no extra time or financial investment required – a win-win for esport café franchises.

Matt Hawkins, CEO if Cudo Ventures said: “When Jun approached us to say that our mining software beat the competition, we were excited to receive that validation. Esports is a million-dollar industry with millions of fans worldwide and gaming cafes are being set up all over the world. It’s an exciting and flourishing industry, but an expensive business to be in, with hardware and real estate costs.

An unused terminal costs. Mining on computers that are not in use is a great way to help increase revenue and it’s great to see our software delivering this.”