Martin had for several years been the owner of the largest Counter-Strike community in Northern Europe, a Facebook group with more than 80,000 members. Not a day went by where Martin wasn’t contacted by gamers who were scammed, either by losing money or the skin itself.
With a background in building transactional marketplaces, Martin looked for a safer marketplace from which he could advise members to go and conduct their business. However, there weren’t any viable options. Those places either had hidden fees, were way too expensive or unavailable because of age and territorial restrictions.
Martin decided to investigate. He spoke with more than 5.000 gamers throughout Europe, and the results he found were concerning. Close to 50% of the people he had previously spoken with had been scammed, a lot of whom were minors.
And thus, GamerPay was born. Martin gathered a small group of passionate people around him to build and launch a safe place to trade virtual items and assets.
Our mission is to help gamers trade items effortlessly, with no risk of monetary loss. We deliver a service that makes item trading safe and easy!
We want to create a space for gamers to truly express themselves, elevating their overall gaming experience and life.
Our values have been on our minds from day-1, and we are highly motivated by them.
Here are the values that drive us forward every single day:
Gaming is limitless. Dream big, and be sure to strive for them!
Treat others as you wish to be treated - We are deeply committed to helping both frequent and casual traders. Especially those that do not yet comprehend how to buy or sell virtual items.
Be true to yourself and others. We are always fully transparent about what you pay for transacting on our platform and why. At GamerPay you purchase gaming skins and assets because you want to portray yourself and spice up your experience playing the game you love.
Be open, respect views that differ from your own. - No matter the age, gender or race. We want to build a safe place for all to trade without the fear of being scammed or harassed.
The people behind GamerPay are dedicated entrepreneurs with various experiences within trading, marketplaces, product development, and of course with a great deal of passion for gaming in general. Most of us are parents with children who are gaming as well.
Martin is the funny guy at the office. He runs our Social Media and sprinkles it with crisp German humor.
Oliver puts out all the fires. He knows alot about complicated moneyflows, KYC and yes GamerPay. He helps out the users when they are having a hard time.
Partners & Advisors
Frederik has more than 20 years of experience within the esports scene. As a co-founder of Astralis, the historic Counter-Strike team, he knows quite a thing or two. Here is what Frederik has to say about GamerPay:
I know that scamming takes up a lot of mindspace for most gamers. That is why I joined GamerPay. I am sure we can make gaming safe again for young individuals.
Michael is the co-founder of Twitch and current CEO of Y Combinator and has lots of experience in gaming and helping startups from early stage to scaleups. Here is what Michael has to say about GamerPay:
“When I first heard how many players get scammed when trading gaming skins and assets I was concerned. That is why I was so excited to invest in GamerPay and have them participate in the YC Summer 2021 batch.”
Wiktor (TAZ) Woijtas
Wiktor was part of the 5 golden boys from Poland, who dominated the 1.6 scene back in th days and won multible back to back titles.
Filip (NEO) Kubski
Filip was also part of the 5 golde boys. Today he playes with TAZ on their own team HONORIS.
Here are our investors and partners that have helped us make this possible.