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Versus-X Sports Gaming

Here at Versus-x, we are a highly experienced team.

20+ Years

Our founders each have 20+ years in games and software development, including 10+ years running their own successful companies. We have worked for some of the biggest UK developers on several titles selling multi-million of units in action and sports game series.

Fun & Engaging

We have a proven track record for fun and engaging gameplay and intend to bring that to Web3. All our sports games will be built with fun and immersive experiences in mind, perfect for both casual and competitive players.

Publishing

Starting as developers, we will ultimately expand into publishing to allow us to increase the number of games in our ecosystem, opening the doors to other developers, studios and brands.

THE FOUNDING TEAM

Dean Baker

Dean Baker

Chief Executive Officer

20+ years of experience in the Games Industry, developing sports games. Over 10 million units sold. Dean has worked for Code Masters and Evolution Studios on multi-million-selling series, including Colin McRae Rally, ToCA Touring Cars, Music, and WRC Rally.

In 2008, he co-founded Red Chain Games along with co-founder Richard Smith.

Dean’s favorite genre of games is sports, and his favourite game of all times is FIFA. He’s a big Football fan and supports Aston Villa.

Chris Banwell

Chris Banwell

Chief Technology Officer

With 30+ years of experience working in the gaming and banking industries, Chris has been employed by some of the world’s biggest banks, including Deutsche Bank, Citibank, NatWest, and Landersbank Saxxon.

He wrote his first game at age 11 and then got lost in the dark and murky world of finance until finally seeing the light in 2016.

Chris’ favourite genre of games is Golf, and his favourite game of all time is Barcelona vs Chelsea Champions league semi Final 2012.

He is a big Football fan and supports Chelsea.

Richard Smith

Richard M. Smith

Chief Development Officer

Senior Programmer at Codemasters (on the “LMA Manager” series). Lead Programmer at Rebellion (“Sniper Elite”, “Delta Force: Urban Warfare”). Game Engine design and development at Red Chain Games – creating the FSX golf simulator (and Zombie Golf) for Foresight Sports.

Richard’s favourite genre of games is shooter (i.e. First-Person Shooter, Third-Person Shooter, Time Crisis, etc.), and his favourite game of all time is Max Payne

He is a big Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fan and supports Rick Young.

THE VERSUS-X TEAM

Michael Hofbauer

Michael Hofbauer

COO

20 years in technology, C-level operations management for 15 years.

His favourite video game genre is FPS/Racing Sims and 16-bit era side scrollers, and his favourite game of all time is Doom II and Gran Turismo series.

Michael is a big Boxing and Martial Arts in general fan and supports Manny Pacquiao.

Matia “il luna” Lunardon

Matia “il luna” Lunardon

CFO

20 years management consulting & corporate finance.

His favourite video game genre is 8bit, and his favourite game of all time is Super Mario.

Matia is a big Football & Ski fan and supports Inter Milan and definitely Roberto Baggio

Louie Rice

Louie Rice

CMO

10+ years of operations management and marketing.

Louie’s favorite genre of games is Battle Royle, FPS and Sports, and his favorite game of all time is Skyrim and Football Manager.

He’s a big Football fan and supports Arsenal

Josh Gilderdale

Josh Gilderdale

Lead Software Developer

8+ years experience using C# and Unity to develop games, software, mobile apps, and VR experiences.

Josh’s favorite genre of games is Sports, RPG and horror, and his favorite game of all times is Fallout 3.

He’s a big Football fan and supports Liverpool.

Kevin Rafii

3D artist & lead animator

3 years of experience. Kevin Favourite video Game Genre is MMORPG. His Favourite game of all time is Ark Survival Evolved, GTA and Diablo.

Kevin is fan of Esports, basketball and soccer and supports Warriors, Lakers, Clippers.

Justine Kirsten Lee

Justine Kirsten Lee

Unity 2D/3D Artist

Fresh Game Artist graduate.

Her favourite video game genre is FPS, MOBA and Simulators, and he favourite game of all time is Apex Legends and Valorant.

Justine is a big Volleyball fan and supports Alyssa Valdez

Daniel Rivas

Daniel Rivas

Graphic Design & 2d artist

3+ years of experience working as a graphic designer and 2D artist.

Daniel’s favorite genre of games is souls like, rpg and strategy games, and his favourite game of all time is Darksouls and World of Warcraft.

He’s a big Basketball and Football fan, and supports Miami Heat and Real Madrid

Francisco Nazar

Francisco Nazar

Unity Game Developer

4+ years working with C# and Unity to create immersive game experiences.

Francisco’s favorite genre of games is Survival Horror, and his favourite game of all time is Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat and MLB The Show.

He’s a big Baseball fan and supports Houston Astros.

Dharmawan Saputra

Dharmawan Saputra

Junior Unity Game Developer

1 year in developing singleplayer and multiplayer games.

His favourite Video Game Genre is RPG, and his favourite game of all time is God of War.

Dharmawan is a big Badminton fan and supports Arsenal.

Cedric Diaz

Unity artist

4 years as a Unity enviroment and prop artist

His favourite video game genre is Rougelike, and his favourite game of all time is Monster Hunter Series by Capcom.

Cedric is a big fan of UFC and supports Alexander Volkanovski.

Adam Razzak

Adam Razzak

Community Manager

4+ years of community and marketing management within the web3 space.

His favourite video game genre is Battle royale and FPS, and his favourite game of all time is Black ops 2.

Adam is a big fan of F1 & Football and supports Mclaren & Fcbarcelona

Shovelyn Obenita

Shovelyn Obenita

Game Tester, QA, Tech Support

2 years being a Marketing Researcher.

Shovelyn’s favorite genre of games is Action-Adventure, and her favorite game of all time is Candy Crush Saga and Plants vs Zombie.

She’s a big Badminton fan and supports Carolina Marlin.

Olivia Morley

Olivia Morley

Operations Manager

3+ years in Blockchain specializing in Web3 gaming and digital fashion. Extensive experience working with creators, streamlining internal processes for projects and implementing long term marketing strategies.

Her favourite Video Game Genre is Racing, and his favourite game of all time is Mario Kart.

Olivia is a big Rugby fan and supports South African Springboks.

Francis Nazar

Francis Nazar

Web Developer

Web designer with over 5 years of experience in web development of corporate Websites, Ecommerce and online platforms with WordPress.

Her favourite video game genre is Guns, and her favourite game of all time is Driver 3.

Francis is a big Baseball fan and supports Jose Altuve.

Our Advisors

Ryan Horn

Web 3 project advisor. Former head of Binance NFT.

Jonny ‘Hustlepedia’

Web 3 project advisor. Founder of TTOO and NexusLabs.

Bryson Warsap

Web 3 project advisor and founder of multiple projects.

Oliver Maxfield

eSports advisor & startup founder. ESL executive.

Who we have worked with

@ForesightSports

@Codemasters

@Rebellion

@GameStop

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