Skillz, the mobile eSports tech disruptor that has largely set its sites on casual gamers, is targeting an even more enthusiastic audience. The company has partnered with Beeline Interactive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capcom, to bring the classic fighting game “Street Fighter” to its platform.
“Street Fighter” is a 30-year-old franchise that’s still a favorite among competitive gamers. Life to date, more than 390 million copies of the series have sold worldwide. And TBS recently wrapped up a two-month televised eSports tournament centering around the game, with a prize pool of $250,000.
Skillz founder and CEO Andrew Paradise says he thinks this is the beginning of a larger movement in the video game industry.