Let’s talk about a mobile game that isn’t Pokémon Go for the first time in what feels like forever. Lima Sky has stated that it is going to launch an e-sports league as well as a new edition of their incredibly popular Doodle Jump mobile game, Matt Turetzky, Chief Operating Officer, says. Lima Sky, which started up almost seven years ago, has reached 200 million unique downloads for its Doodle Jump games across all of its platforms. At the moment, Doodle Jump has ten million users that use the app at least once a month. This puts it among the most popular e-sports such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Popular titles such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or League of Legends and Dota 2, has made it clear that video games can be played professionally and even for things such as college scholarships. However, Doodle Jump is one of the earliest casual game brands to try to put itself on the e-sports market. The convenience of this is that Doodle Jump games last just two to three minutes, while the others are certainly much longer.
Lima Sky worked with Skillz to develop its new, tournament-playable game, the company stated. Skillz’s technology comes off as something similar to a digital referee, making sure that players of similar skill are matched up on level digital playing fields. Also, Skillz has money being played for cash bets or prizes, checking players and handling regulatory matters. Lima Sky’s Turetzky had this to say about the matter: “Our games have always been about competition in that people wanted the highest scores and to see their names on the leaderboard…But we’re a small company with a well-known brand. And didn’t want to spend our resources building out infrastructure to support multiplayer gaming.”