On this episode of Overpriced JPEGs, Carly is joined by Michael Le, aka JustMaiko, a 22-year-old web2 superstar with over 50M followers across all social platforms. Michael gearing up to enter the web3 gaming space, with his company Joystick.
Michael is also joined by his Co-Founder & Joystick CEO, Robin DeFay for this insightful interview with Carly! Joystick is a web3 gaming and esports platform that allows users to become pro gamers or content creators in the Web3 space by giving them the opportunity to keep 100 percent of revenue earned. They’ve raised $8 million in seed funding and are currently raising a $110 million Series A.
Where is the future of gaming headed? What web2 learnings has Michael implemented when building his social empire to dominate in web3? How are Michael and Robin thinking about gaming chains, play-to-earn, and land sales? Answers to these questions and so much more in the episode!
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3:00 Shluv Pals
12:23 Gaming Tournaments
17:40 Education & JustMeta YouTube channel
23:53 Joystick Explained
30:00 $8M Raise & Timeline
34:17 Play-to-Earn & Backlash?
39:43 Investing in Other Games
40:23 Land Sale Critiques
42:16 Raising in a Bear Market Strategy
46:10 The Future of Gaming Chains
48:04 The Creator Economy & Web3
52:15 Tips to Growing a Social Following
54:10 Biggest Challenges Building in Web3
56:19 Robin’s Entrepreneurial Background
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