Versus adds Founder of Vancouver’s V2 Games, a gaming ventures firm, to growing list of industry experts
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Versus Systems, Inc. (“Versus”) (CSE:VS) (OTCQB:VRSSF) (FRANKFURT:BMVA) is proud to announce the appointment of Sam Chandola, Founder of V2 Games, to the Versus Systems advisory board. Chandola is an award-winning entrepreneur in the creative arts who founded V2 Games, scaled its products to over 20 million downloads, and eventually sold the Company to Victory Square Technologies Inc. (CSE:VST) (OTCQB:VSQTF) (FRANKFURT:6F6) Chandola will be advising the Versus executive team and board of directors on Versus Systems’ mobile gaming strategy.
Chandola was the Executive Producer on PAC-MAN Bounce (world’s first PAC-MAN puzzle game on mobile), the Executive Producer on Beast Brawlers (voted Top 10 Game of 2017 at the Google Play Independent Games Festival) and has previously spearheaded the production of over 30 games for Microsoft and Blackberry. He was awarded the 2014 Top 30 under 30 award by BC Business, and the 2017 TMX Canada’s Next 150 award. Chandola is an expert in media technologies and regularly speaks on technology and entrepreneurship at conferences and at universities.
In his capacity as a Director of V2 Games, Chandola assists Victory Square Technologies in deploying capital to gaming ventures, with a specific focus on seed investments in great teams and entrepreneurs. In January 2018, V2 Games announced the Future Fund – a $10 million seed fund for strategic investments into the fast-growing video game vertical. The fund targets game ventures, esports, as well as startups that have a strong use-case for leveraging Blockchain within the gaming ecosystem.
“Sam has done fantastic work developing licensed games from some of the most recognizable characters and properties in the world,” said Matthew Pierce, CEO of Versus Systems. “He’s also keenly aware of the technologies and companies that are pushing that industry forward. We are excited that he believes in what we’re doing at Versus and we are eager to work together to make the most engaging games on earth.”
“Versus Systems presents a unique disruption opportunity within the gaming ecosystem,” said Sam Chandola, founder and director of V2 Games. “Matthew and his team are solving a very critical pain point for game developers and publishers around the world, and I am looking forward to assisting this great team as they poise themselves for growth.”
About V2 Games Inc.
V2 Games was founded in 2014 as a game production studio. Following the success of titles such as PAC-MAN Bounce, the company was acquired by Victory Square Technologies, and leveraged its experience to become a strategic seed fund for gaming projects. With an executive team that has experience in both the corporate business of games as well as hands-on video game development and distribution, V2 Games acts as a bridge between professional investors and the vast, rapid-growing opportunities in the $100 Billion gaming market.
About Versus Systems
Versus Systems, Inc. has developed WINFINITE - a proprietary in-game prizing and promotions engine that allows game publishers and developers to offer in-game prizing across various platforms including mobile, console, PC games, and streaming media. Brands pay to place products in-game via WINFINITE, and gamers compete for those prizes. For more information, please visit www.versussystems.com.