Skillz to host Christmas Day tournament for Toys for Tots

23 December 2016


Skillz has announced that it will follow up its successful Thanksgiving Day ‘Turkey Trot’ tournament with an even larger mobile esports tournament on Christmas Day to support Toys for Tots

Andrew Paradise, Skillz

The tournament will run from 10am to 10pm (PDT) and will incorporate five Skillz-enabled games, including “Bubble Shooter Tournaments” and “Cube Cube.”

For each entry during the tournament, Skillz will donate one dollar to Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that distributes toys to help ensure that all children get to experience the joy of Christmas.

Andrew Paradise, Founder and CEO of Skillz commented: “The ‘Turkey Trot’ tournament was our first foray into a live holiday charity tournament and it was a huge success.

“More than 1,700 participants in three Skillz-enabled games raised over $7,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Amnesty International, and The Humane Society. We’re thrilled that our players are enthusiastic about supporting these worthy causes, and during this holiday season we thought Toys for Tots would be the perfect choice.”

Players can enter the “Holiday Toy Drive” by paying a small entry fee, and the top 40 scorers in each of the five different games will receive cash prizes. These top 200 competitors will also receive a commemorative Skillz winter charity magnet in gratitude for their donations. Participants can win a total of $1,050 across all five games, which is twice as large as the prize pool in last month’s “Turkey Trot” tournament.

To participate in the “Holiday Toy Drive” tournament, simply download any of the five participating games for free on iOS or Android mobile devices. 

Esports Insider says: Christmas is one of the times of year that it’s especially important to help charities like Toys for Tots if we can. Kudos to Skillz for doing just that.