VentureBeat Lab and Xsolla Announce Growing Multimedia Strategic Partnership for 2023

The partnership will encompass various gaming events, interviews, and online series that highlight insights from the gaming industry.

San Francisco, California, March 17, 2023 – VentureBeat and GamesBeat, a leading technology media platform, announce a comprehensive partnership by 2023 with Xsolla, a global video game trading company. The partnership will be powered by VentureBeat’s branded content studio, VentureBeat Lab (VB Lab), and will encompass various gaming events, livestreamed interviews, video series, and highlight the latest trends and insights, all with data to help the industry in general.

The 2023 partnership kicks off at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March, with GamesBeat senior writer Dean Takahashi interviewing Xsolla president Chris Hewish live from the GDC floor to discuss his perspectives as that we enter another unique phase of our maturing industry. The interview will stream live on on March 23 at 10am PT. Next, at 11am PT, GamesBeat writer Jordan Fragen will interview Jen Premisler, Mastercard’s SVP of Fintech and Segment Solutions, and Berkley Egenes, Xsolla’s CMO about creating more rewarding ways for players to pay in games.

Throughout 2023, VentureBeat will livestream three more topical interviews with Xsolla as part of “GamesBeat Live Updates” presented by VB Lab. Xsolla will also be a strategic partner in GamesBeat’s flagship event, GamesBeat Summit, “The Next Level” , in person May 22-23 live in Los Angeles, hosting a private panel discussion and main stage presentation on the latest in gaming. The Summit will also explore how the industry is moving to a new level where agility and adaptability are crucial to success, with other topics including business models, monetization strategies, and predictions for our growing future.

“Teaming with VB Lab on VentureBeat and GamesBeat is an important partnership that helps us share our history and vision for the future of the video game industry,” says Berkley Egenes, Xsolla’s chief marketing officer. “By partnering with one of the most innovative media platforms, we can shape the story about the importance of making games available to everyone around the world. We are excited to collaborate and share the vision of the future of what is possible in the gaming and fintech industry.”

Throughout the year, VentureBeat will feature Xsolla in various VB Spotlights (personalized webinars) on topics of importance to developers and monetization of their games. The goal is to provide information and best practices for growth.

“VB Lab represents our innovative process for how we work with our strategic partners at VentureBeat and GamesBeat and we are proud to announce our growing partnership with the disruptive leader in games e-commerce, Xsolla,” says Gina Joseph, Executive Vice President of VentureBeat. .

We have both shared passions in creating thoughtful and authentic content for our engaged readers and event attendees, and together we will deliver valuable insights that the gaming industry craves. You will be able to access this content through our multimedia platforms, including live discussions, events, and video-on-demand content. This allows the gaming community to consume our unique content and obtain exclusive information in real time and on their own time. We are excited to launch these new initiatives and pave the way for creative strategic partnerships in the gaming and publishing industry.”

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About Xsolla

Xsolla is a global video game trading company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry. Since its founding in 2005, Xsolla has helped thousands of game developers and publishers of all sizes finance, market, launch, and monetize their games globally and across multiple platforms. As the innovative leader in gaming commerce, Xsolla’s mission is to solve the inherent complexities of global distribution, marketing, and monetization to help our partners reach more geographies, generate more revenue, and build relationships with players around the world. world. Headquartered and incorporated in Los Angeles, California, with offices in Berlin, Seoul, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, and cities around the world, Xsolla supports major game titles such as Valve, Twitch, Roblox, Ubisoft, Epic Games, Take-Two , KRAFTON, Nexters, NetEase, Playstudios, Playrix, miHoYo and more.

Media Contacts:

Skyler Matthews, Zebra Partners

1-425-533-3811 |

Derrick Stembridge, Global Director of Public Relations, Xsolla

+1 (919) 480-0002 |

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