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Skillz CEO Speaks at the eSports Business Summit

Last week, our CEO and founder, Andrew Paradise, spoke on a panel at the eSports Business Summit alongside Stan Press (a longstanding gaming and eSports industry veteran) and Vincent Minichiello (RedPeg Marketing’s eSports specialist) to discuss the mobile eSports landscape. The eSports Business Summit is a three-day event held in Las Vegas that brings together all categories of the industry for education, networking, and innovation. With eSports continuing to grow at a rapid pace, this event helps brands leverage the global gaming audience to expand their businesses.

From left to right:
Andrew Paradise (CEO, Skillz)
Stan Press (Head of Business Development, VY eSports)
Vincent Minichiello (Gaming & eSports Specialist, RedPeg Marketing)

During his session, Andrew spoke to the growth and potential of mobile eSports, successes and challenges the industry faces, and factors that drive adoption and interest in eSports as a whole. He also talked about Skillz and why we chose to build technology for mobile first. Aside from speaking on the panel, during this trip Andrew also toured the eSports Arena at the Luxor and attended the Tempest Awards ceremony, where he was honored as a finalist for Executive of the Year!

Overall, the eSports Business Summit was a fun and educational conference – Andrew even had the chance to meet some “Fortnite” characters IRL, as pictured above! If you’re passionate about gaming or interested in the mobile eSports industry, check out our careers page to see open positions!