Skillz and Susan G. Komen Team Up For Mobile Esports Charity Tournament
Mobile esports platform Skillz and the Susan G. Komen Foundation are teaming up to raise money for breast cancer research. They're holding what they call "the largest charity tournament in the history of mobile esports." It kicks off March 3rd and will be open to all 12 million registered Skillz players. Proceeds go directly to Susan G. Komen. Skillz says it wants to raise at least $100,000.
"As esports eclipse the revenue and spectatorship of several offline sports, it is our responsibility to lead this nascent industry by example," says Andrew Paradise, CEO and founder of Skillz. "Breast cancer impacts one out of every eight women in the United States, and by supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Skillz platform will contribute to change."
Skillz says more than half of all its players are female, as were seven of the top ten competitors of 2017. Skillz also claims to have nearly twice the percentage of female technical employees as other tech companies like Twitter, Uber, Microsoft, and Google.