10 Fortnite content creators have been among the first to try Skrmiish – a mobile app that gives streamers a new way to engage their communities.
Skrmiish features leaderboard and tournaments models for Fortnite and PUBG.
UK Fortnite player Higgsy, who recently won a $50,000 Fortnite charity event, was among those taking part in the Skrmiish Challenger Series.
The full list of streamers taking part is as follows:
- Jessica Fernandez
- BBG Tyla
- TNA Vohlii
The US and EU streamers helped launch the app over five days in January, with thousands of Fortnite fans around the world playing for the daily prize pools of $1,000.
During the event, Skrmiish matches were held with users in 26 countries including the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.
More than 8,000 minutes of stream time was broadcast over the five-day event, with viewers seeing more than 1,000,000 minutes of Skrmiish viewer challenges as well as streamer versus streamer battles.
This brought a wave of new users to the app with over 50% of users playing more than seven games, smashing initial expectations.
Cozy said: “It’s fun to play against other streamers but what I really get stoked about is getting to really interact with the community. What’s really cool about this app is that it’s live updating what’s happening in the game.
Skrmiish CEO Luke Grob, the former HelloFresh founding member and VP of Operations & Product, who is based in London and was appointed to Skrmiish last month, said: “Launching a new technology product in the United States and Europe is no small feat, which is why I am immensely proud of what we have been able to achieve.
“With our growing player base we will be able to focus our efforts on bringing in new product features that offer all sorts of improved opportunities for streamers and players of all skill levels.
“Right now, we’re gearing up to announce something truly massive and can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Skrmiish is an app-driven gaming platform that allows streamers, PC gamers, teams and brands to create and monetise their own competitive gaming experience. The team says it offers ‘a true professional vs amateur gaming experience’.
The app syncs with PUBG and Fortnite but promises the rollout of multiple game titles and game modes during the next 12 months as it deploys across the globe.
The Skrmiish client syncs a player’s devices for automated results reporting after every game, which Skrmiish says means ‘less exploits, less disputes and no more screenshots to confirm results’.
Users can opt for auto-matchmaking for peer-to-peer games, play against streamers in 1v1 kill races or create a match to choose their stakes and climb the leaderboard. Leaderboard Points (LP) is the Skrmiish in-app points system and every player gets 50LP when they start. Players can choose how much LP to wager on a match or play for a standard 5LP with auto-matchmaking.
Upcoming features include a subscription model aimed to help streamers of all sizes monetise their communities.
Skrmiish was founded by Chris Heaton and Roland Reed.
There’s more info over at skrmiish.gg.
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