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Building the Future of Competition (Presented by Skillz Inc.)

Andrew Paradise  (CEO and Founder, Skillz Inc.)

Mark Val  (Head of Growth, Photon Engine)

George Petro  (President, Play Mechanix)

David Bloom  (Senior Contributor, Forbes)

Location: Room 2009, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Yes

Skillz Inc.

With an audience of more than 2.8 billion worldwide, mobile gaming is shifting the way organizations connect with consumers and approach their marketing strategies. Particularly amid the pandemic, brands are looking beyond traditional advertising to tap into the fastest-growing and most resilient media ecosystem of our time – mobile gaming. In this session, industry leaders Skillz, Photon Engine, and Play Mechanix will come together to discuss the future of competition and why game developers should consider this monetization method.

This panel will explore how three different organizations across different aspects of the gaming industry (platform service, synchronous technology, and game development) have leveraged competition to make a global impact for both brands and players.


In this panel, expert industry executives will reveal successes, challenges, opportunities, and insights into the future of the mobile gaming market. Attendees will leave with actionable steps on ways they can integrate competition into their games, as well as gain a better understanding of where the industry is headed.

Intended Audience

Mobile competition is a growing way for players to connect with each other as well as with brands. During the pandemic, more people are turning to esports and digital entertainment than ever before. All game developers, players, and brand partners alike are welcome and encouraged to attend this session.