Skillz Showcases Live Events Platform At Casual Connect USA

Daily Tournaments Offer Attendees the Opportunity to Compete for Over $10,000 in Prizes Including a New Ford Mustang

Aug 11, 2015, 11:45 ET from Skillz

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, is hosting two exciting events for gamers and developers attending Casual Connect USA in San Francisco. Starting yesterday, gamers can compete in daily qualifying eSports tournaments in Arcade Basketball Real Cash Tournaments, available for free download on iPhone or iPad. The top 10 winners from each day's qualifying competition will earn a ticket to compete in the Grand Prize Tournament on August 21st - 22nd and drive away in a new Ford Mustang Convertible (https://skillz.com/cc2015).

Event Details:

  • Download Arcade Basketball Real Cash Tournaments on any iOS device
  • Qualifying rounds August 10th through 13th for players located at Casual Connect
  • Final round begins August 21st and ends August 22nd
  • Grand prize winner can choose the car or a cash equivalent

Additionally, on Wednesday August 12th at Jasper's Corner Tap (www.jasperscornertap.com) in Union Square, Skillz will be hosting eSports Night, a fun, free event featuring live competitions for great prizes, an open bar, food, and event emcee. The emcee will provide live commentary as players compete for thousands of dollars in prizes including iPads and Apple Watches. The competition will be geolocated to the establishment, so only attendees can participate, but tickets are free at: www.eventbrite.com/e/skillz-esports-open-bar-night-tickets-18011005402

Event Details:

  • Download Arcade Basketball Real Cash Tournaments on any iOS device
  • August 12th, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Jasper's Corner Tap – 401 Taylor St., San Francisco, 94102
  • 1st place wins an iPad Air, 2nd place wins an iPad Mini. Prizes available for top 30 finishers

Casual Connect USA 2015 (http://usa.casualconnect.org) brings together the leading minds in video gaming to showcase next-level design, marketing, and emerging technologies.

"We're building the future of mobile eSports, and that future is available to everyone," said Andrew Paradise, CEO of Skillz. "At this year's Casual Connect, we're excited to demonstrate our live events technology, which allows any physical or virtual venue to become a competitive mobile gaming arcade. Attendees can experience the technology firsthand while competing for over $10,000 in prizes including a brand new Ford Mustang."

About Skillz
Skillz is the worldwide leader in mobile eSports. Skillz has hosted more than 40 million mobile eSports tournaments for players in over 180 countries. More than 1,100 game studios use the Skillz platform, which pays out roughly $1 million in cash prizes to players every two weeks. The company believes in making mobile games more fun and competitive for players while making game creation more lucrative for developers. Skillz eSports tournaments create direct revenue for game developers while enhancing rather than interrupting the gamer experience. Founded in 2012, Skillz has offices in San Francisco and Boston, and the company has raised $13.3M in funding led by Atlas Venture. To learn more, visit www.skillz.com.

 

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