In a time when game developers struggle to get their creations to consumers, it takes something bigger than just a game to change the rules.
As gamers, we understand the passion and dedication of indie game developers as well as the financial and marketing challenges they face.
Pangea Cup is the world’s first indie game competition and show designed to find and nurture extraordinary, undiscovered talent, as they compete for $1 million worth of prizes.
This global program provides capital, professional services and marketing resources in support of the indie game community.
YOUR JOURNEY AWAITS
Pangea Cup is more than just a competition. It provides audiences with an inside look into game development while accelerating the creative and business process for independent developers.
Gamers can find new titles and support indie developers by buying, liking and sharing their favorites with followers and friends. They can learn more about the games, their developers, art and story, as well as read the latest game reviews and view short-form original content.
Indie developers can market and promote their titles to the most diverse gamer community in the world. The competition will elevate the next generation of games, giving their creators the opportunity to receive valuable feedback and the ability to reach audiences worldwide.
Pangea Cup supports indie developers with the marketing and distribution of the title as well as the management of IP and emerging talent.
We will develop the community in partnership with some of the industry’s most innovative technology and media companies and align the best titles with leading esports teams, streamers and game publishers.
REACH THE WORLD
“There are more than 15 million undiscovered game developers across the globe. Innovative, mind-blowing virtual worlds that can touch billions and become blockbusters, go unnoticed.”
We love indie game creators because they are gamers just like us. Their challenges and successes are our own. Their stories are our stories. When we play their games, we become part of their journey – and understand the time and energy it took to get to our screen.
Pangea Cup was created to help these developers convert their dreams into careers and their passion projects into commercial stardom.
Together, with an all-star team of judges, mentors, and superfans drawn from the gaming universe, Pangea Cup will showcase their work to millions of gamers who are hungry for new voices and experiences.
Building a game takes courage and determination. Pangea Cup supports and celebrates the individuals who make that leap into the unknown, and most importantly, helps them level up.
Welcome to Pangea Cup – It’s time to play.
THE PANGEA CUP TEAM
Legendary Sports agent (most notably representing Michael Jordan), Investor & philanthropist.
Nir Ben Lavi
Innovation thought leader, Investor and Entrepreneur.
Co-Founder at Unikrn, Esport thought leader, Entrepreneur and Investor.
COO of Falk Ventures, Co-Founder of Huddle Sports Partners, Olympian; 20+ years of experience in sports.
Founder and CEO of Double A Labs, XR Tech and Gaming thought leader.
Founder & Group CEO of TSA Group (Total Sports Asia), Asia’s global leader in sports content, consulting and branding solutions.
COO & Managing Partner
A Rocket Scientist with 20+ years of experience as a CEO in Hi-Tech and Sports-Tech companies.
Chief Marketing Officer
Co-founder of ESPN Esports, 10 years with ESPN.com, 20 years in sports, media and journalism.
THE SUBNATION TEAM
Chairman and Co-Founder
Music, television, gaming and entertainment entrepreneur, executive and fund manager.
Chief Managing Director and Co-Founder
Recognized as one of the top most influential executives in media & entertainment by AdWeek.
Renowned executive producer, showrunner and former EVP of Production for Mark Burnett Productions.
Chief Managing Director and Co-Founder
Leading esports expert with 15 years marketing, business development and operational experience in competitive gaming.
Chief Operating Officer
Gamer, technophile and early adopter with 15 years experience building brands for major corporations and startups.
THE PANGEA CUP PROCESS
Using our proprietary platform, game developers will apply to compete in a variety of categories. To be eligible, the games must be playable and not yet available.
A carefully curated selection of gamers, industry leaders, publishers and influencers will play the title and cast votes to determine which games move on in the competition.
In an episodic format similar to “The Voice”, developers will compete to be the “Best Indie Game” in their respective category. Episode challenges will address game design, gameplay, marketing and business acumen – all leading to the Grand Finale.
Pangea Cup will incorporate well-known talent, respected mentors and judges along with dynamic developers. The content will be widely distributed on major gaming and OTT platforms to reach the largest possible audience.
The winning game titles will get published and be featured at well-known industry events.
Press and News
Former Shark Tank executive producer Jim Roush invests in Subnation (a Pangea Cup Partner), will serve as a senior advisor
Pangea Cup Announces Partnership with Culture and Gaming Company Subnation to Build Indie Video Game Competition and Community
From the faces and voices within the games to those behind their creation, the Pangea Cup pledges to foster a more inclusive world for the betterment of all of us who love video games.
Nir Ben-Lavi, a career innovator and a leader in the tech and sports industries, brings his expertise to the Pangea Cup. The mission: to help evolve game development to be more equal for all, and provide a wide platform for games that deserve an audience.
"Gaming is a sleeping giant to mainstream media, but to audiences, this is the next natural evolution"David Falk, World-renowned sports agent who represented Michael Jordan
"From indie studios to multi-billion dollar businesses - companies like Riot Games and PUBG have paved the way to success"Michael Medrano, VP Marketing Survios
"The Pangea Cup can become that 'Starmaker' opportunity for indie game developers"Amit Russell Gicelter, The Hive Studio
"The gaming community wants to see opportunities for diverse game creators - Pangea Cup offers that and more"Karl Flores, Co-founder of esports juggernaut Unikrn
"You can make an amazing game, but you can not make a success. Your players make the success"Imre Jele, Co-founder of Bossa Studios
"Game discovery is our business, the Pangea Cup provides the platform to turn discovery into success"Yaprak DeCarmine Co-founder, CEO Game Jolt