Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Skillz provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed as much as $40 billion in annual revenue by 2020.
In 2018 Skillz was listed as one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies alongside companies including Apple, Vimeo, Chipotle, Poshmark, and Square. In 2017, Skillz was also named the #1 fastest-growing private company in America on the Inc. 5000, the first eSports company on CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and the only eSports company on the San Francisco Business Times Fast 100.
With over 800 million mobile eSports tournaments hosted total (and an average of 2 million tournaments run per day), Skillz is the leading mobile eSports platform. The company connects the world’s 2.6 billion mobile gamers through competition and gives developers the chance to turn their game into the next great electronic sport. 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.