Skillz wins two new patents, is now helping brands sponsor e-sports tournaments


Game tech startup Skillz today launched a service that allows brands to easily sponsor and host mobile e-sports tournaments for any game titles that they like, as long as they are already part of the Skillz platform.

As we’ve previously reported, Skillz enables developers to turn mobile games into tournament-playable titles without writing a ton of new code. Its technology operates as a kind of digital referee, making sure competitors of like skill are matched in competition, and that players face equal challenges.

Skillz also enables games to be played in compliance with all local and federal regulations for cash, prizes or points.

The company operates something of an online catalog of tournament-playable games, in which brand managers could easily discover titles they may like…

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