I am a owner of a game development company. Currently our team is working on a multiplayer shooter game. In that game, the user will purchase coins and play with others with some portion of that coin. Winners will get all the coin and after a certain amount of coins the winner can redeem that coin for real money. My question is:
Is this a gambling in eye of Islam? As it depends on player skill rather than luck then how could it be gambling?
If it is gambling then if I give them the opportunity to earn that coin from the game by doing some task then will the game still be gambling? (e.g. watching video ads will give the user 1 coin or something like that).
I am a pure Muslim and at least I don't want to do any forbidden things that is directly mentioned in the Holy Qur'an. If the project is related to gambling then how can I make it legal in an Islamic way? I mean what feature will make it not forbidden in the eyes of Islam, keeping in mind that I don't want to remove the coin playing system.