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Saturday 5/9 at 10am through Sunday, 05/10 at 10pm PDT, Skillz will donate 100% of proceeds from Extra Life branded mobile game tournaments to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® COVID-19 Impact Fund to ensure 170 children’s hospitals across North America have the resources to care for our most vulnerable kids.
Visit games.skillz.com to find your new favorite mobile game. In select games, watch a short Extra Life clip to get a Free Entry. Enter 5 times this weekend to earn a Skillz-branded fidget spinner!
Skillz games featuring Extra Life “G4G COVID Impact Fund” tournaments this weekend include 21 Blitz, Big Run Solitaire, Blackout Blitz, Block Blitz, Bubble Cube 2, Bubble Shooter Arena, Bubble Shooter Tournaments, CandyPrize, Cube Cube, Diamond Strike, Dominoes Gold, Jewel Blitz, Pro Pool – Ultimate 8 Ball, Solitaire Cube, Solitaire Tour, Spider Solitaire Cube, and Strike! Bowling.
Skillz and Extra Life collaborated in April by inviting players around the world to compete with Extra Life’s network of celebrity streamers in Skillz mobile games.
Extra Life brings together thousands of gamers worldwide to support local children’s hospitals. The organization has raised over $70 million since 2008, helping fund over 32 million treatments each year addressing trauma, diabetes, cancer, and more.
Skillz is transforming the way modern charities and nonprofits engage with its donors, enabling anyone with a mobile device to donate to great causes by playing games. Skillz partners with prominent nonprofits including the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, and the American Red Cross to mobilize its mobile games platform and 30 million registered players worldwide to raise funds for important causes.
Footer: *FREE ENTRY is available in select games only. FREE ENTRY unlock only works once per game, and paid entry is available thereafter. Events may not appear in-app for several hours following game installation. 100% of the net proceeds of this event will be donated. Net proceeds are calculated Entry Fees, less prizes and tournament administration fees. A minimum of 25% of total tournament entry fees collected will be donated. Prizes may vary in select games. Prizes will be ordered within 2 weeks of the event ending. Due to the current global crisis, some prizes may take longer to arrive than usual. Participation prizes may take 8 weeks or longer to receive.
Announcing the Skillz Game Developer Challenge! The winner will receive $25,000 in user acquisition budget and a GDC 2021 Package! If you want to cruise into GDC 2021 in style, then all you need to do is launch your game on the Skillz Developer Console and submit to an App Store by March 31st. Any game that launches by March 31st automatically enters the competition and receives a customized game review and qualifies to receive additional Skillz design consultation services and a test user acquisition budget. Enter NOW.
Life is Good Playmakers and Skillz Host Charitable Competitions in Skillz Games March 7-8, Rewarding Players with Prizes and Discounts
Life is Good Playmakers, the charitable arm of the Life is Good Company, and mobile esports platform Skillz Inc. are hosting mobile games tournaments March 7-8 to raise funds to help children overcome early childhood trauma.
Tournament participants will be able to win Life is Good gear including t-shirts, caps, bags, and other great Life is Good prizes while playing for a great cause. The Life is Good Playmakers organization supports childcare professionals like teachers, nurses, and social workers, who create life-changing relationships and environments where kids can heal, learn, and grow.
Hundreds of prizes will be awarded during the weekend of competitions across Skillz popular mobile game titles and every participant will also earn a Life is Good discount for taking part. Visit games.skillz.com to download and participate in Skillz-enabled mobile games. Skillz will donate 100% of the proceeds from every Life Is Good tournament to support Playmakers mission of harnessing the power of optimism to help kids heal.
“Optimism is the single most important tool that a child can have in order to overcome adversity and lead a healthy, fulfilling and meaningful life,” says Steve Gross, Founder and Chief Playmaker of the Life is Good Playmakers. “We support the frontline professionals that dedicate their lives to building healing, life-changing relationships with our nation’s most vulnerable children and are so grateful that through the convenience and fun of mobile gaming, so many people will be able to help ensure that life is good for all kids.
“Skillz mobile tournaments can help partners like Playmakers launch digital campaigns that reach a younger demographic and engage donors in fun, fair, and meaningful competitions,” said Andrew Paradise, Founder and CEO of Skillz.
The Life is Good Playmakers provide workshops, tools, and coaching to over 15,000 childcare professionals across the United States and Haiti. With an optimistic approach to trauma-informed care, Playmakers help over 1,000,000 children each year overcome childhood trauma associated with poverty, violence, and illness.
Skillz is changing the way modern philanthropies engage donors by raising funds for charities through mobile games tournaments available to anyone, anywhere with an iOS or Android device. Skillz has previously leveraged its platform to help charitable organizations like the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, World Wildlife Fund, and NFL Hall of Famers Steve Young and Jerry Rice’s 8 to 80 Zone reach a younger mobile-first demographic through digital fundraisers that reach new donors through fun, fair, and meaningful competition.
Skillz is honored to claim its spot on the prestigious, fifth-annual Entrepreneur360 list by Entrepreneur, proving itself as the best privately held gaming and esports company in the nation based on impact, innovation, growth, leadership, and value. This is the second consecutive year Skillz has been named to the Entrepreneur360 list as the No. 1 gaming company featured, and is in the top three of companies headquartered in San Francisco.
“Skillz is dedicated to empowering game makers to build sustainable businesses doing what they love, helping them monetize their content and connect with the world’s 2.6 billion mobile gamers through fair competition,” said Andrew Paradise, Skillz CEO and co-founder. “We are proud to be included on the prestigious Entrepreneur360 list two years in a row as the top marketplace company working to make gaming better with fair competition for everyone.”
Each company considered for the Entrepreneur 360 list is evaluated based on four metrics: impact, innovation, growth, and leadership. The selection committee judges companies based on not only quantitative data, like revenue, headcount, and income, but also on qualitative metrics.
“Every entrepreneur knows that a healthy business isn’t just about growth. It’s about being well-rounded—growing your culture and your systems as strongly as you grow your revenue,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “That’s why we’re excited to celebrate these companies with our fifth annual Entrepreneur 360. The companies that make the ranking have pushed boundaries with their innovative ideas, fostered strong company cultures, impacted their communities for the better, strengthened their brand, and grown impressively as a result.”
Mobile gaming represents 45 percent ($68 billion) of the $150 billion gaming market, outpacing last year’s record-breaking worldwide box office revenue by $22 billion. Mobile gaming is projected to double by 2025, driven by the billions of people currently playing mobile games around the world, including 67 percent of American adults who play video games.
In the past year, Skillz nearly doubled its player base. The platform now hosts over 4 million esports tournament entries daily and distributes $60 million in prizes each month. To learn more about how Skillz is accelerating the convergence of esports, entertainment and media, head to skillz.com.