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Press Release: Skillz Showcases Live Events Platform At Casual Connect USA

Daily Tournaments Offer Attendees the Opportunity to Compete for Over $10,000 in Prizes Including a New Ford Mustang

Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, is hosting two exciting events for gamers and developers attending Casual Connect USA in San Francisco. Starting yesterday, gamers can compete in daily qualifying eSports tournaments in Arcade Basketball Real Cash Tournaments, available for free download on iPhone or iPad. The top 10 winners from each day’s qualifying competition will earn a ticket to compete in the Grand Prize Tournament on August 21st – 22nd and drive away in a new Ford Mustang Convertible (https://skillz.com/cc2015).

Event Details:

  • Download Arcade Basketball Real Cash Tournaments on any iOS device
  • Qualifying rounds August 10th through 13th for players located at Casual Connect
  • Final round begins August 21st and ends August 22nd
  • Grand prize winner can choose the car or a cash equivalent

Additionally, on Wednesday August 12th at Jasper’s Corner Tap (www.jasperscornertap.com) in Union Square, Skillz will be hosting eSports Night, a fun, free event featuring live competitions for great prizes, an open bar, food, and event emcee. The emcee will provide live commentary as players compete for thousands of dollars in prizes including iPads and Apple Watches. The competition will be geolocated to the establishment, so only attendees can participate, but tickets are free at: www.eventbrite.com/e/skillz-esports-open-bar-night-tickets-18011005402

Event Details:

  • Download Arcade Basketball Real Cash Tournaments on any iOS device
  • August 12th, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Jasper’s Corner Tap – 401 Taylor St., San Francisco, 94102
  • 1st place wins an iPad Air, 2nd place wins an iPad Mini. Prizes available for top 30 finishers

Casual Connect USA 2015 (http://usa.casualconnect.org) brings together the leading minds in video gaming to showcase next-level design, marketing, and emerging technologies.

“We’re building the future of mobile eSports, and that future is available to everyone,” said Andrew Paradise, CEO of Skillz. “At this year’s Casual Connect, we’re excited to demonstrate our live events technology, which allows any physical or virtual venue to become a competitive mobile gaming arcade. Attendees can experience the technology firsthand while competing for over $10,000 in prizes including a brand new Ford Mustang.”

About Skillz

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 18 million gamers use Skillz to compete in mobile games across 13,000+ game studios. 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, New York Mets and Sacramento Kings. To learn more, visit www.skillz.com.

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Roxie Bostwick
Communications Lead
Skillz Inc.
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