New Inclusive Gaming Platform, ‘Paidia,’ Launches Today

by Gary Catig

The video game community isn’t perfect and there are some aspects and corners that can be uninviting. Paidia hopes to focus on the positive side. It is an inclusive online gaming community that empowers women and allies of all genders to safely connect, learn and play. Today, Paidia launched the beta of its fully integrated portal that delivers a secure environment for gamers in search of a supportive and kind community.

Anyone is able to create an account at paidiagaming.com by first taking the “Paidia Pledge,” which denounces online harassment or abuse of any kind. You can either be a subscribed member for a monthly fee or sign up as a non-paying member. Non-paying members receive a free 60-day trial to explore the expansive proprietary gaming portal. Gamers can engage with friends, family and leading public figures, consume content, compete in tournaments and earn rewards all in one place. Other features include:

  • An impressive library of games for Paidia users to host and play tournaments – all skill levels welcome.
  • A variety of original content and media experiences including: On-demand classes taught by industry leaders, written editorial, a podcast and audio books – all created to help gamers discover and advance respective interests and expertise.
  • Accessibility to new and affordable technology through exclusive Paidia partner collaborations, such as select Razer Customs gear and Xbox Game Pass for PC.

In conjunction with Paidia’s launch, they started a new podcast entitled The Move Makers Podcast. It is hosted by Paidia advisor, Audrey Adair, and will be available for free on iTunes and Spotify. Adair conducts one-on-one interviews with notable women throughout the games industry and covers the unique moves they’ve made throughout their respective careers to get to where they are today. The first episode’s guest will be esports pioneer Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey. Season one will feature six episodes with Harvey’s interview available now.

Founded and supported by a diverse group of women with investors behind Guild Esports, Dynasty Esports, Leaf Mobile and Argo Blockchain, Paidia is led by industry experts who are motivated to provide sophisticated solutions that encourage positive voices within the gaming community. Members of the team as official ambassadors include influential gamers Jeannail Carter, Stephanie Harvey, and Kelsey Impicciche. Each creator brings a unique and added perspective that encourages gamers to be supportive, inclusive and kind. Kicking off the Paidia creator program will be missharvey who will host a Valorant Invitational the weekend of November 25.

Xbox Canada and Razer are also as founding partners, aligning with Paidia in their commitment to build a brighter future for women and allies of all genders to play games. Through the partnership, Paidia members can participate in community tournaments on the platform featuring different titles from the vast Xbox Game Pass library.  Stay tuned for some exciting new collaborative content, as well as prizing and giveaways such as: Razer Gold, Peripherals, and Paidia-themed Razer Customs Laptop skins. Select Paidia-themed peripherals and accessories will also be available for purchase on razer.com/customs.

In addition, Xbox Canada and Razer will participate in Paidia’s “Pay It Forward Campaign.” Through the initiative, Paidia members can nominate a deserving gamer access to a full Razer Blade gaming system plus an Xbox Game Pass subscription and a year of access to Paidia membership.

Regular price for a Paidia subscription is $9.99 per month. Members are granted unlimited access to the Paidia platform including all tournaments, media experiences, the ability to create, comment on, and share content, chat with other members, exclusive access to merchandise, the ability to earn rewards for redemption and exclusive access to partner perks. Non-paying members will be granted a free 60-day trial and be able to view select media experiences, purchase Paidia merchandise and play in select tournaments. Sign up now at paidiagaming.com.

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