Skillz Hosts Mobile eSports Tournaments at GDC
Last week, game developers and enthusiasts from all over the world descended upon the Moscone Center, right down the road from the Skillz San Francisco headquarters, for the largest annual gathering of industry experts and innovators. The Game Developers Conference (commonly known as GDC) brings together passionate industry professionals that are forging the future of gaming and shaping the world of eSports. This year, Skillz had the opportunity to be part of this record-breaking year with over 28,000 industry professionals in attendance.
Skillzians enjoying the company booth
Along with companies like Epic Games, Oculus, Nvidia, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Google, Skillz hosted a booth to showcase the latest mobile eSports technology!
Attendees competing in Skillz tournaments to take home the grand prize!
Besides offering free beer to GDC attendees, we also hosted live mobile eSports tournaments and awarded prizes including iPads, Samsung Notes and Bose speakers to top competitors. Participants were eager to discuss eSports with our staff and win big at the Skillz booth.
Free swag at the Skillz booth!
To help facilitate the live tournaments, we were excited to welcome two special hosts – popular Twitch streamers KoopaTroopa787 and The Slin Shady! Fans even gathered at the Skillz booth to meet and greet them personally.
Happy winner (middle) taking home an iPad alongside Skillz tournament host The Slin Shady (left) and KoopaTroopa787 (right)
Our CEO and founder, Andrew Paradise, also spoke on a panel at GDC entitled “The Power of Broadcasting and Spectatorship in Mobile Gaming” alongside executives from Samsung, KSV eSports and Niko Partners. In this session, they discussed the importance of streaming and shared advice for how gaming industry professionals can utilize spectatorship to uplevel their games.
From left to right:
Andrew Paradise (CEO and Founder, Skillz)
Kent Wakeford (Co-Founder and COO, KSV eSports)
Fernando Vasconez (Senior Global Business Development of Games & Strategy, Samsung)
Lisa Cosmas Hanson (Managing Partner and Founder, Niko Partners)
Thank you, GDC, for such a fun and exciting week! We had a blast sharing our latest mobile eSports technology with all the passionate attendees, and we’re already looking forward to next year’s event!