‘Street Fighter’ moves into the mobile eSports market for gamers

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.