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Skillz CEO Speaks at LA Games Conference

Each year, Digital Media Wire hosts the LA Games Conference, where influential people from the digital industry gather to network and discuss the future of games and entertainment.

Digital Media Wire is a digital media platform that has been providing news, information and community for almost 20 years. It reaches tens of thousands of executives and professionals every day. The LA Games Conference is one of several events it hosts annually and has become a favorite amongst game, media and investment leaders due to its focused, high-energy environment for networking, meetings, and deal-making.

Andrew Paradise (right), our CEO and founder, speaks with our Director of Developer Partnerships, David Mok, at the event

Digital Media Wire is a digital media platform that has been providing news, information and community for almost 20 years. It reaches tens of thousands of executives and professionals every day. The LA Games Conference is one of several events it hosts annually and has become a favorite amongst game, media and investment leaders due to its focused, high-energy environment for networking, meetings, and deal-making.

From left to right:
Ann Hand, CEO and Chairman of Super League Gaming
Ari Segal, President & COO of Immortals & LA Valiant
Arnold Hur, Chief Growth Officer of KSV eSports
Yvette Martinez-Rea, CEO of ESL North America
Jonathan Pan, eSports Instructor at UC Irvine & eSports at Amazon

Our CEO and founder, Andrew Paradise, attended the May 8th event to speak on a panel entitled “The Future of eSports” alongside executives from Super League Gaming, Immortals, KSV eSports, ESL, and Amazon! The day also included additional fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations about topics including the state of the game industry, how to create immersive experiences for games, virtual currency, and innovation in mobile games.


 
During Andrew’s panel, these eSports industry leaders explained the important role that electronic sports will play future of digital entertainment. With over 200 million spectators annually, competitive gaming is changing the game. The mix of physical fandom and digital broadcasting presents a unique, new avenue in the entertainment market. With the Skillz platform, we are making competitive gaming accessible to players at all levels – learn more about the various components of our business here!