About Skillz company:
Skillz accounted for more than 30 percent of all eSports prizes awarded in 2016 while broadcasting 40 million minutes of game play to spectators worldwide. The company launched in 2012 in North America in stealth mode under the name Lookout Gaming.
Skillz was founded by Andrew Paradise and Casey Chafkin. Both are veterans of Aisle Buyer, a Boston-based mobile checkout tech startup which was founded by Andrew Paradise and acquired by Intuit in 2012. Skillz has offices in San Francisco and Boston and has raised over $28 million in funding from leading venture capitalists as well as the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks and New York Mets.
Skillz provides an SDK for mobile games developers that allows users to compete in casual competitions as well as tournaments for real money. Skillz is the first company to provide a cash competition SDK and its stated mission is to enable eSports for everyone. Founders Casey Chafkin and Andrew Paradise are trying to democratize the eSports industry by enabling eSport competitions for all players.
In November 2016, Skillz announced the launch of brand-sponsored tournaments. This service allows brands to easily sponsor and host mobile eSports tournaments for any game titles on the Skillz platform. In June 2014, Skillz announced that it had been granted two patents for its intellectual property: U.S. Patent 8,414,387 relates to a peer-to-peer software platform that enables wagering on online skill-based games, while U.S. Patent 8,715,077 relates to dynamic advertising based on game play and wagering on online skill-based games. In November 2016, the company announced that it was granted two additional patents through self service. This brings the company’s patent wins to four total.
According to reports In May 2014 Skillz has conducting 50,000 micro games tournaments everyday across 150 different games. These competition is for game lovers around the world. They can easily access to this tournaments. Skillz is conducting this tournaments for money prices with entry fee.