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Skillz Announces Marksman Mobile Division Tournament Winner at 14th Annual “Big Buck Hunter” World Championship
First Skillz-Powered Mobile Division Tournament Awards Matt Lorick of Thaxton, Mississippi with the Title of Skillz Champion “Marksman” and Drew Baldock of Regina, Saskatchewan as the 2021 Big Buck Hunter World Champion
Two days of thrilling Big Buck Hunter: Marksman tournament action concluded on Saturday, October 2, 2021 with Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ), the leading mobile games platform bringing fair and fun competition to players worldwide, awarding Matt Lorick of Thaxton, Mississippi its “Marksman” Mobile Division Champion and a $5,000 grand prize. Play Mechanix, developer of the legendary Big Buck Hunter arcade game franchise, crowned its first-ever international champion, Drew Baldock of Regina, Saskatchewan, with the Big Buck Hunter World Championship title and $20,000 at this year’s 14th Annual Big Buck HunterWorld Championship, sponsored by Skillz. Alexis Murphy, of Atlanta, Georgia was crowned the Ladies Division Champion of the Big Buck Hunter World Championship and prize winner of $5,000.
In the spirit of opening the Big Buck Hunter competition to players worldwide, a live and virtual Skillz-powered Mobile Division Tournament invited players of all skill levels to compete for BIGBUCKZ playing Skillz new Big Buck Hunter: Marksman mobile game. The World Championship arcade tournament featured the best 128 Big Buck Hunter arcade game players competing in an epic two-day, double-elimination tournament livestreamed on Big Buck Hunter’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch.
About Skillz Inc.
Skillz is the leading mobile games platform that connects players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition. The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide, and distributes millions in prizes each month. Skillz has earned recognition as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, and the number-one fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000. www.skillz.com
About Play Mechanix, Inc.
Founded in 1995 by former Midway designer George Petro, Play Mechanix is a global leader in the design and development of arcade video games. Merging with Raw Thrills in 2006 to form the top arcade video game manufacturer in the world, Play Mechanix is responsible for hit releases such as the Big Buck Hunter series, Minecraft Dungeons Arcade, Halo: Fireteam Raven, The Walking Dead Arcade, Terminator Salvation, Aliens Armageddon, MotoGP, and many, many more.
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