Game Development World Championship 2023 - Winter Season

Skillz Classic Award

Awarded for best Asynchronous competitive multiplayer mobile game using Skillz

presented with

Publishing deals with up to $100,000 guaranteed minimum User Acquisition spend!

For competitive Async multiplayer mobile games looking to grow!

2023 winter Awards

Watch the GDWC 2023 Winter Season Awards Stream recording below:

Skillz Classic Award details

What is Skillz?

Skillz empowers developers to monetize their games through skill-based competition.

Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual eSports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide, and distributes millions in prizes each month. Learn more about Skillz here.

As a game developer, you can get started by creating an account on Skillz Developer Console.

The developer console is your one-stop resource to integrate Skillz SDK into your games, set up tournaments, get your game ready to launch on Skillz platform and monitor its performance post launch. We have detailed documentation to help you through the process.

You can always reach out to us at or join our Discord community if you need additional help. We are also hosting weekly AMA sessions on Discord every Wednesday at 9:00 am Pacific so that you can meet our Dev Success team who can answer any questions you have.

What games can be submitted?

Skillz Classic games are async games on the Skillz platform where each player plays the same game and their scores are compared at a later time (also called "play-and-compare").

Games still in-development and games fully released in past 12 months (since August 1st 2022.)

Games on mobile device platforms, iOS and Android, are accepted.

Games must have competitive asynchronous online gameplay features.

Games must have been published on Skillz platform.

Games must pass the Skillz Fairness test.

More than one game can be submitted.

What are the prizes?

A Skillz publishing deal guaranteeing a minimum User Acquisition (UA) spend on their Skillz games.

The grand prize winner will receive a minimum of $100,000 of UA Spend.

The four runner-ups will receive a minimum of $25,000 of UA spend.

Skillz team support to help make sure they're successful on the platform.

This will include time with the Skillz Developer Success and User Acquisition teams, who will be tracking closely on the metrics for their games to help drive their success.

Skillz has been helping developers in the skill-based competition game space since our founding in 2012, and we're excited to work with all the winners on making their games successful.

Who can participate?

Skillz Classic Award is open for solo developers and teams of all sizes.

Who decides the Winner?

Winner is decided by a Jury appointed by Skillz.

When is the competition?

Submissions close Sunday, December 31st, 2023 at 23:59:59 EET / UTC+2.

Winner announcement date to be declared later.

How to join?

Join the competition by creating an account and submitting your team & game or games to the GDWC.

During the game submission select & fill out the Skillz Classic Award option, and fill out Skillz Game ID.

You must also register on the Skillz platform, add Skillz features & publish your game on Skillz platform. This is how you get your Skillz Game ID.

Join the over 42,000 game developers already competing!

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