Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, today announced that it will follow up its successful Thanksgiving Day “Turkey Trot” tournament with an even larger mobile eSports tournament on Christmas Day to support Toys for Tots. The tournament will run from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. PDT and will incorporate five Skillz-enabled games, including “Bubble Shooter Tournaments” and “Cube Cube.”
For each entry during the tournament, Skillz will donate one dollar to Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that distributes toys to help ensure that all children get to experience the joy of Christmas.
“The ‘Turkey Trot’ tournament was our first foray into a live holiday charity tournament and it was a huge success,” said Andrew Paradise, founder and CEO of Skillz. “More than 1,700 participants in three Skillz-enabled games raised over $7,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Amnesty International, and The Humane Society. We’re thrilled that our players are enthusiastic about supporting these worthy causes, and during this holiday season we thought Toys for Tots would be the perfect choice.”
Players can enter the “Holiday Toy Drive” by paying a small entry fee, and the top 40 scorers in each of the five different games will receive cash prizes. These top 200 competitors will also receive a commemorative Skillz winter charity magnet in gratitude for their donations. Participants can win a total of $1,050 across all five games, which is twice as large as the prize pool in last month’s “Turkey Trot” tournament.
To participate in the “Holiday Toy Drive” tournament, simply download any of the five participating games for free on iOS or Android mobile devices. Utilize your existing Skillz username or quickly create a new account in order to compete. The tournament will be at the top of the page once you tap the “Games” tab on the bottom menu. Follow Skillz on Twitter and Facebook for the complete list of participating titles and tournament reminders.
Skillz, the leading mobile eSports platform, connects the world’s 2.6 billion mobile gamers through competition. In 2018, Skillz was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies, Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, and the Entrepreneur 360. Skillz has also been named the #1 fastest-growing private company in America by Inc. Magazine and a CNBC Disruptor 50. Over 18 million gamers use Skillz to compete in mobile games across 13,000+ game studios. Founded in 2012, Skillz is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading venture capitalists as well as the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets and Sacramento Kings. To learn more, visit www.skillz.com.