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Sep 04, 2020, 09:00 ET Mayweather to Launch Knockout Tournament Series on Skillz Platform

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his latest tech venture, Stardam Images, are launching an exclusive branded tournament series in Skillz mobile games. Having ...


Jul 16, 2020, 09:00 ET Skillz and Comic Relief US Partner to End Child Poverty

Comic Relief US is partnering with Skillz to host fundraising tournaments for its Red Nose Day campaign, with promotional support from Comic Relief...


Apr 27, 2020, 13:00 ET Skillz Ranked Among America's Top Private Companies on Inc.'s Private Titans of 2020 List

Inc. Magazine named Skillz to its Private Titans of 2020 list, ranking the leading competitive mobile games platform among the top 1,000 most dynamic ...


Mar 27, 2020, 12:00 ET Skillz Partners with the American Red Cross to Help Alleviate Blood Shortages Due to Coronavirus

Skillz, the leading mobile games platform that connects players around the world in fair, fun, and meaningful competition, today announced a new...


Mar 11, 2020, 10:00 ET Top 10 Mobile Esports Athletes of the Decade Won $33 Million

Skillz, the leading mobile games platform that connects players around the world in fair, fun, and meaningful competition, today announced the top...


Feb 06, 2020, 10:00 ET Bowlero Brings Esports to its Bowling Centers with New Skillz Partnership

Bowlero Corp, the worldwide leader in bowling entertainment, and Skillz, the leading mobile games platform for fun, fair, and meaningful competition, ...


Jan 24, 2020, 09:30 ET NFL Icons Steve Young & Jerry Rice Team with Skillz for Charity Tournament

NFL Hall of Famers Steve Young & Jerry Rice along with Skillz CEO Andrew Paradise today kicked off charity fundraisers in Skillz mobile games....


Nov 21, 2019, 10:00 ET Skillz Appoints Laurence Tosi to Board of Directors

Skillz, the leading marketplace platform for competition-based mobile games, today announced the addition of Laurence Tosi (L.T.) to its board of...


Oct 22, 2019, 10:00 ET Venture Capital Floods Into Esports, Backing Warner Bros., Zynga, and LucasArts Veteran to Build Games Exclusively on the Skillz Platform

Warner Bros., Zynga, and LucasArts veteran Andrew Bell announced new financing to make mobile games exclusively for Skillz, the marketplace company...


Sep 12, 2019, 10:00 ET IGDA Launches New Partnership with Skillz, Empowering Game Developers to Monetize the $150 Billion Esports Industry

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile esports, has joined forces with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) to empower game...


Jun 27, 2019, 10:00 ET American Cancer Society, Skillz, and Mobile Game Developers Unite to Fight Cancer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Skillz are launching a year-long partnership, featuring a series of charity eSports tournaments to support ACS...


May 15, 2019, 10:26 ET CNBC Names Skillz the Top eSports Disruptor of 2019

CNBC today named Skillz, the global leader in mobile eSports, to the 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 list. Gaming is now the fastest-growing sector of the...


Mar 28, 2019, 10:00 ET Largest Mobile eSports Charity Tournament Sees Over 25,000 Players Contribute to Susan G. Komen®'s Mission to Save Lives and End Breast Cancer

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, today announced that it has raised over $120,000 for Susan G. Komen®, the world's leading breast...


Mar 12, 2019, 10:00 ET Skillz to Host Record $250,000 eSports Tournament

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, today announced its Winter Championship, the world's largest solitaire tournament. The upcoming event ...


Feb 21, 2019, 10:00 ET CodeCube Brothers Earns $50,000 Prize in First Mobile eSports Indie Developer Contest

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, today announced the winner of its inaugural Indie Ignite game developer competition. First place was...


Jan 31, 2019, 10:00 ET $8 Million Won by Top 10 Mobile eSports Athletes in 2018

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, today announced the top mobile eSports athletes of 2018. The top 10 competitors won more than $8...


Dec 20, 2018, 10:00 ET Skillz Developer Reaches $1 Million in Revenue and Counting

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, today announced that Quicksand Playground has generated over $1 million in annual eSports revenue....


Nov 08, 2018, 10:00 ET The Top 25 Mobile eSports Cities in the U.S.

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, today released data on where the most skilled players live in the United States. The study shows...


Oct 25, 2018, 10:00 ET Skillz Granted Two More Patents in eSports, Growing Patent Portfolio to 13

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company two new...


Oct 11, 2018, 10:00 ET Bigger is Better: Larger Phones Dominate Mobile eSports Competitions

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, today announced the top performing smartphones among mobile eSports competitors. An analysis of over...


Sep 18, 2018, 10:00 ET Skillz Doubles in 5 Months: Now $400 Million Revenue Run-Rate

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, announced today that it has doubled its revenue run-rate from $200 million in February to $400...


Aug 08, 2018, 15:24 ET Skillz Launches $100,000 eSports Tournament

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, announced today the largest solitaire tournament in history. The event, which kicks off on August 9...


Mar 01, 2018, 10:00 ET Largest Charity Tournament in Mobile eSports History to Launch in March

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, has announced the largest charity tournament in the history of the industry. The tournament kicks off ...


Feb 01, 2018, 07:18 ET Top 10 Mobile eSports Athletes Win Over $2.7 Million in 2017

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, today announced the champions of 2017. Grossing over $2.7 million in total prizes, the top 10...


Dec 13, 2017, 06:00 ET Liberty Global and Telstra Lead $25 Million Investment Into Skillz to Build Future of eSports

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, today announced $25 million in Series C funding. The round was led by leading media and...