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Join Skillz Charity Esports Tournaments to Support the American Cancer Society

By Hannah Press on February 14, 2020 in Articles, Gaming for Good, Players

We are committed to leveraging the power of the mobile gaming community to tackle persistent challenges and support important causes. With our platform for competitive mobile esports, Skillz has activated nearly thousands of new nonprofit donors in charity tournaments. 

In June 2019, we announced a year-long partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS), featuring esports tournaments to support the fight against cancer. So far, about 35,000 players have competed in 130,000 tournaments, resulting in $84,850 in donations

Players competing in these matches have the unique opportunity to participate in their favorite activity (gaming) while advancing an incredibly powerful cause. Help us break $100,000 in donations by participating in this weekend’s tournament from 10am PT on 2/15 to 10pm PT on 2/16! 

To enter the next charity esports tournament: 

  1. In select games, watch a short video to get your FREE ENTRY.*
  2. Enter the “ACS – Gaming for Good” event.
  3. You can enter in as many of the listed games as you wish.

“Partnering with Skillz is a new and exciting way for the American Cancer Society to engage a wider and younger mobile-first audience,” said Sharon Byers, Chief Development, Marketing and Communications Officer of the American Cancer Society. “When the mobile gaming community rallies together, it can be an incredible force for good, flexing the power of modern technology to tackle persistent health challenges like cancer. We’re eager to kick off this new cutting-edge fundraising partnership with Skillz.” 

Recognized as one of the 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50, we’re revolutionizing the way modern philanthropies engage with donors by making charity events available to anyone, anywhere with an iOS or Android device. 

“Competitive gaming is rapidly emerging as one of the most effective modern fundraising tools,” said Andrew Paradise, CEO and founder of Skillz. “Today’s charity eSports tournaments are equivalent to last decade’s charity marathons or golf tournaments. Through the power of democratized casual gaming, Skillz and the American Cancer Society are collaborating to further the important mission of eradicating cancer.”

Be a part of the cause for Gaming for Good – join the fight against cancer with Skillz and ACS! Stay up to date on future events by following our blog, checking our press releases, or texting ACS SKILLZ to 69922 to receive tournament alerts.


*FREE ENTRY is available in select games only. FREE ENTRY unlock only works once per game, and paid entry is available thereafter

100% of the net proceeds of this event will be donated. Net proceeds are calculated as Initial Deposit and Entry Fees, less prizes and tournament administration fees. Prizes may vary in select games. Delivery of physical prizes will take up to 2 weeks if you live in the continental U.S. and up to 3 weeks if you live outside the continental U.S. Special-order logo items such as the participation prize or ACS-branded items may take up to 6-8 weeks to receive.

Top Mobile Games to Download this Winter 

By Hannah Press on January 30, 2020 in Articles, Players

Whether you’re a homebody or bold adventurer this season, there’s always time to pick up your favorite mobile game. These Skillz-enabled titles are perfect to play as you travel to the ski run or cozy up by the fire with your family and friends. Compete on iOS and Android for fun or real-world prizes against opponents of equal skill!  

Match Harmony

Put your skills to the test in this musical match-three title, featuring colorful gems and interactive gameplay. In Match Harmony, players race against the clock to match pieces and collect the most music notes. Connect more than three gems to earn score-enhancing bombs and rewards! If you complete the game objective before running out of time or moves, you’re sure to defeat your opponent. 

Big Run Solitaire

Everyone’s favorite spunky, fashionable world-traveler Chelsea is here for a brand new adventure. In this twist on traditional solitaire, controls are easy-to-use and decks are challenging but feasible to solve. Flick and swipe cards in two to five-minute games

 Use your smarts and fast finger skills to beat the clock and your opponent. 


CandyPrize, the latest and greatest game from Funkitron, is an exciting, fast-paced match-three title designed for head-to-head competition. Swipe candies to make lines of three or more and burst your way to victory. Play smart – the right moves matter, so plan ahead! If you clear the goal with moves left over, you’ll earn bonus points.

Gummy Blast Challenge

Another match-three title with a twist – in Gummy Blast Challenge, players must slide entire rows to make matches and release characters. Score big with unique boosts like the elusive Unicorn Bomb. Defeat your opponent by clearing as many gummy characters as possible with the fewest moves in the quickest amount of time.