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Former Kabam COO Kent Wakeford joins eSports platform Skillz's board of directors

Former Kabam COO Kent Wakeford joins eSports platform Skillz's board of directors

Mobile eSports platform Skillz has added former Kabam COO Kent Wakeford to its Board of Directors.

Wakeford will provide his experience and knowledge in the games industry and growing businesses to help Skillz scale its company. During his time at Kabam, he helped grow the company from 30 employees to over 1000.

He has also been busy elsewhere in the eSports industry since the sale of Kabam. Wakeford recently partnered with Kabam co-founder Kevin Chou to co-purchase a team for PC and console eSports title Overwatch.

Leading the way

"Skillz solves two of the most challenging problems facing the $46 billion mobile gaming industry, monetization and discovery, by enabling competitive play," said Wakeford.

"eSports are one of the fastest growing segments in the video game industry, and Skillz is leading the way on mobile by powering competitions for thousands of indie developers as well as iconic franchises like Street Fighter."

Netmarble acquired Kabam back in February 2017 for an undisclosed figure, rumoured to be around $750 million. Kabam studios left out of the sale eventually spun-off to become a new company, Aftershock.

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