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Skillz HQ Team Competition!



With an office full of gamers, you can imagine that the Skillz team likes to compete! Last Friday, we took our weekly game nights to the next level by dedicating the entire afternoon to a series of team competitions designed to test both our brains and our brawn – with eternal glory (and some pretty sweet paper crowns) up for grabs.

The 60+ employees that work in our San Francisco headquarters were randomly broken into six groups that combined team members from across all company departments: product, engineering, developer relations, marketing, business development, customer advocacy, finance, HR and admin. After selecting team names and captains, the competition was on!

Skillzians put their best food forward in five grueling events: paper plane bocce ball, blindfolded Jenga, handcuffed rice transfer, weakest bridge, and fruit bowling (complete with our recycled Red Bull cans as bowling pins, because #sustainability).

Although the competition was fierce, our senior marketing analyst led his team to victory with first and second place victories in every single event. Whether it was the strategy implemented or just the unlikely harmony of a randomly assigned team, the members of Team Six were crowned the winners and enjoyed their spoils.

Interested in getting in on the next team challenge? Check out all the open roles we’re currently seeking to fill across the company at!