Growing up as a gamer I had to have spent over 30,000 hours and thousands of euros on my gaming experience playing games like Halo Reach, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Fifa, etc… However never once have I been compensated or earned any monetary value in return. That’s why we set out to build a platform where we could Play2Earn and value our time spent as gamers.
Gaming became a passion for me while on recovery from a terrible bike accident, where I experienced how important a digital world can become as it was the only place where I felt powerful & free, still being broken. As a big fan of Blockchain too, it made a lot of sense to mix both of my passions, because the gaming market is for sure the most aligned with digital assets, and as gamers ourselves we can ensure that we´ll try our best to bring the user what we know they demand. Transparency, ownership, security, and infinite possibilities through Banger Games.
‘When I first met Nico it was online and about 4 years ago, I believe’ tells me Borja ‘and to be honest, at that point I don’t think any of us could ever picture what a rollercoaster ride was going to be setting our digital business up’.
From day one, as most young entrepreneurs looking to start a business, they struggle from waste, lack of budget to carry out their ideas and why not, a sense of desperation can come up too sometimes. To overcome this they took a different approach and started a brand new digital agency.
According to Nico, ‘by doing so we luckily got in touch with a pool of highly qualified and talented freelancers worldwide: from software developers to designers and also e-marketing experts among many others young professionals’. A smart move that definitely allowed them to find the right candidates and build up the most talented team they could ever imagine. Basically, this was a perfect combination of innovation, passion, and know-how altogether.
They both share an international background forged at some of the most prestigious academic institutions and also to their insane curiosity for traveling and working abroad. ‘We needed to pay our university fees so there was no other choice, I guess’ assures Borja.
As a balanced marriage, each CEO brings something different to the cause. According to Nico, Borja is ‘the ultimate PR and visionary, amazing networker but restless at work. I had to teach him what time management meant!’ he laughs. On the other hand, Borja describes Nico as ‘The product and business innovator who puts together the grand ideas and orchestrates them into a reality. We would all want a Nico in our lives’ while releasing another laugh. You can definitely feel the good vibes in the startup atmosphere.
They do believe in the American dream simply because their principles and values learned at home are just the same: perseverance, hard work, no room for failure but opportunities, respect, and freedom to choose what life each individual wants.
Although they spent all of their days as CEOs it was during their late-night moments of free time spent gaming as duos are where Borja and Nico really became more than just two ambitious business partners. Two and a half years ago they were approached by one of their dear friends and game manager today. The initial idea was just to help him create tournaments for his Twitch community. However, little did suspect at the time this was just the beginning of another exciting journey.
That was when Borja and Nico realized their third shared passion: Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. They both had been investors since 2015 and since built a community of blockchain enthusiasts and investors behind them on social media. They had always believed in the technology behind the industry which led them to realize how many solutions this technology could provide for the gamers.
‘The vision and development of our idea up until today is basically the creation of a Play2Earn ecosystem that brings together the currently fragmented industry within one economy and also one global gaming currency’. It just goes to show how far they have come from their initial vision of the platform and with the help of an amazing team of gamers and experts within the powerful gaming industry.