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Skillz goes public

Mobile esports platform is trading up 7% during its first day on the New York Stock Exchange

Skillz debuted on the New York Stock Exchange today, with the company's co-founders chosen to virtually ring the ceremonial opening bell.

The mobile esports platform's stock opened the day at $17.89, and as of this writing was trading up more than 7% to $18.98.

The company's debut on the NYSE has been expected since September, when it announced a partnership with the special purpose acquisition company Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp.

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Brendan Sinclair

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Brendan joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2012. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he was previously senior news editor at GameSpot in the US.