Partnership will span various gaming events, interviews and online series highlighting games industry insights

San Francisco, CA, March 17, 2023 – VentureBeat and GamesBeat, a leading technology media platform, is announcing a comprehensive 2023 partnership with Xsolla, a global video game commerce company. The partnership will be driven by VentureBeat’s branded content studio, VentureBeat Lab (VB Lab), and will span various gaming events, livestreamed interviews, video series, and highlighting the latest trends and insights, all with data to help the overall industry.

The 2023 partnership starts at the March Game Developers Conference (GDC), with GamesBeat’s senior writer Dean Takahashi interviewing Xsolla President Chris Hewish live from the GDC floor to discuss his perspectives as we enter another unique phase of our maturing industry.The interview will be livestreamed on on March 23 at 10 am PT. Following, at 11am PT, GamesBeat writer Jordan Fragen will interview Jen Premisler, Mastercard’s Senior Vice President of Fintech & Segment Solutions, and Berkley Egenes, Xsolla Chief Marketing Officer about creating more rewarding ways for players to pay in gaming.

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

“Teaming up with VB Lab at VentureBeat and GamesBeat is an important partnership to help us share our story and vision for the future of the video game industry,” says Berkley Egenes, Chief Marketing Officer, Xsolla. “By partnering with one of the most innovative m...