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Gaming way of life group XSET has acquired Queens Gaming Collective to additional its targets of selling inclusivity and variety in gaming. XSET and Queens are comparatively new organizations; each had been based in 2020. Final yr, XSET raised $15 million in Series A funding.
Queens Gaming Collective’s mission to advertise and supply alternatives to ladies in video games. The group has 15 ladies signed as expertise together with streamers, broadcast hosts, cosplayers, skilled athletes, musicians and fashions.
“As XSET is already a globally acknowledged gaming way of life model, it’s necessary that we work alongside those that share our imaginative and prescient of guaranteeing range and inclusion in gaming,” stated Greg Selkoe, CEO and cofounder of XSET. “We’re excited to deliver them into XSET to work collectively to create new alternatives, income streams, merchandise and the rest to assist help The Queens.”
“Being a lady in a male-dominated trade like gaming isn’t straightforward– there are lots of challenges that include it,” added Erin Ashley Simon, XSET’s chief tradition officer. “That’s why I’m wanting ahead to working with this superb group of girls who wish to problem the established order, assume outdoors of the field, and have enjoyable alongside the best way.”
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Including expertise to XSET
In latest months XSET has parted methods with a variety of key executives. Notably, cofounder Marco Mereu exited the corporate in November 2022 to launch M80, a brand new gaming way of life model. Its former head of social Nate Schanker, adopted shortly thereafter. Moreover co-owner and chief expertise officer Rob Martin additionally departed XSET in January. Martin joined the workforce as part of XSET’s earlier acquisition of expertise company Astoic Management.
XSET will achieve worthwhile expertise, each in entrance of the digital camera and behind the scenes by way of this acquisition. Most notably, Queens Gaming Collective cofounder Justin J. Giangrande, will now function XSET’s new head of expertise.
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