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Esports platform Skillz partners with breast cancer organisation for $100,000 charity tournament

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March 1st, 2018 partnership Skillz Not disclosed
Esports platform Skillz partners with breast cancer organisation for $100,000 charity tournament

Mobile esports outfit Skillz has partnered with breast cancer organisation Susan G. Komen to host a special charity tournament.

The tournament will kick off on March 3rd and is open to all the 12 million players registered on the Skillz platform, which operates across more than 3,000 developers' mobile games.

Skillz has committed itself to raising at least $100,000 from the competition, with proceeds generated throughout the tournament going to the charity.

A good cause

Susan G. Komen has invested some $956 million to date into breast cancer research in an effort to reduce mortality rates in the US and around the world.

“As esports eclipse the revenue and spectatorship of several offline sports, it is our responsibility to lead this nascent industry by example,” said Skillz CEO Andrew Paradise.

“One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and by supporting Susan G. Komen the Skillz platform will contribute to change.”


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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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