Today Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile competitive gameplay, announced that a new Street Fighter® game will be joining the platform. First released in 1987, Street Fighter has defined the fighting genre for generations of gamers. More recently, the franchise has become one of the most spectated video games and a staple of professional play.
“We’ve always believed that multiplayer and spectatorship are integral to the Street Fighter experience,” said Midori Yuasa, CEO of Beeline Interactive, Inc. “We’re excited to partner with the Skillz platform to deliver the next evolution of this competitive series to mobile gamers.”
With the upcoming release, fans will be able to experience a wholly unique and competitive Street Fighter experience on mobile. In addition, fans will be able to tune in to live broadcast competitions integrated natively within the game, powered by the Skillz platform.
“With this partnership, Street Fighter will define the future of competitive mobile gameplay,” said Andrew Paradise, CEO and founder of Skillz. “With worldwide competitions and countless physically organized events, Street Fighter has helped lay the foundation of modern pro gaming for both players and spectators. We’re excited to facilitate the delivery of this competitive experience to mobile gamers.”
About Beeline Interactive
Beeline is a wholly owed subsidiary of Capcom Co., Ltd. Our company is dedicated to bringing the amazing characters, stories and experiences of Capcom to a new generation of mobile players everywhere. With one eye on the latest technology and another on Capcom’s proud legacy, we’re looking to forge the next chapter in Capcom’s amazing history. Capcom Mobile maintains operations in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Osaka, Japan.
Capcom was founded in 1983, and is responsible for some of the most celebrated franchises in gaming including Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter®, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®.
Skillz, the leading mobile eSports platform, connects the world’s 2.6 billion mobile gamers through competition. In 2017, Skillz was named the #1 fastest-growing private company in America by Inc. Magazine, the first eSports company on CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and the only eSports company on the San Francisco Business Times Fast 100. Over 12 million gamers use Skillz to compete in mobile games across 3,000+ game studios. Skillz awarded more than 46 percent of all eSports prizes and broadcast over 40 million minutes of footage to spectators worldwide in 2016. 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 and New York Mets. To learn more, visit www.skillz.com.