Our mission at Number29 is to empower online content creators, esports teams and organizations, game developers and publishers with world-class design, marketing, branding, and content strategy services.
Our love for the gaming/esports community is not a strategic business decision, but an extension of our core values. Being such, we are committed to providing educational tools, streamer assets and content, and insights into our own processes to help strengthen the businesses of our fellow gamers.
Sometimes being late to the party can offer you surprising opportunities and that’s exactly how Number29 found its focus.
In 2015, after years of pushing an Art Director career into upper management, Joshua Van Horsen fell in love with twitch.tv culture, and competitive mobile gaming. With a background of playing competitively at LANs in the late 90’s/ early 00’s, Josh had been a long time fan of esports. The prospect of mobile gaming creating that same social experience for a new generation of gamers inspired Josh to leave his cushy day job and actively become involved in the fledgling mobile esports community with his company Number29, and a Vainglory focused website, Vainshame.com. Three years later, and more than 20 live esports events around the world, Number29 has helped pioneer mobile esports and the future of gaming.
Today, Number29’s focus remains the same: to support gaming communities, help streamers and esports orgs brand themselves and to encourage growth within the communities of the games we love. We do this through excellent design, focused strategy and a commitment to the next generation of gamers.
Not only a creative powerhouse with an unrelenting work ethic, but Josh also brings a wealth of experience in Esports branding and marketing. Josh breaks the mold of the stereo typical designer, by focusing first on organization, communication, and process.
Joshua Van HorsenChief Creative Officer, Number29
Victoria took on the role as CEO in 2017, to bring more focus to process and business development. Her background in project management, analytics, and data integrity offset the creative side of the company, which tends to get a little squirrely without her supervision.
Victoria Van HorsenChief Executive Officer, Number29