Mobile esports platform Skillz said an analysis of over 800 million mobile esports tournaments showed that people competing on phones with larger screen sizes win significantly more than those competing on devices with smaller screens. That might be obvious, as you don’t want your thumbs tripping over each other on small screens. But it’s nice to get confirmation from such a broad study. The San Francisco startup provides a platform to turn any mobile game on iOS and Android into a game you can play with friends or strangers for cash, prizes, or points. And it enables esports tournaments for games that integrate the Skillz platform. The company recently said that its revenue run rate (revenue for the last 12 months) hit $400 million at the end of July and it hit 18 million players. Skillz players using smartphones with larger screens win as much as 6 percent more often than those using devices with smaller screens. While differences so small may not seem significant to non-athletes, for elite competitors it can make all the difference. A 5 percent difference was what separated a $100,000 first place finish and a prizeless 12th place in the latest New York City Marathon. “Upgrading… Read full this story
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