The Ritual Motion offering is now closed and is no longer accepting investments.

Ritual Motion

A new creator and community platform designed exclusively for gamers.

Ritual Motion

A new creator and community platform designed exclusively for gamers.

Providence, RI
Gaming
We aim to take the best components of Twitch, Discord, Ted Talks, and Clubhouse and provide a new alternative platform where gamers, esports fans and gaming organizations can better promote, share, and monetize their assets and brands.

$712,386

raised
271
Investors
$20M
Valuation
$2.00
Price per Share
$100.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$712,386

raised
271
Investors
$20M
Valuation
$2.00
Price per Share
$100.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on February 09, 2022 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

Booming Industry: The U.S. gaming market is projected to surpass $65.49 billion in 2021 and the global gaming industry is projected to be worth $256 billion by 2025.
Experienced Team: Founders bring a unique and rich history of developing successful social commerce platforms. Executive team brings expertise in the esports and gaming space, deep knowledge of digital media, content creation and years of experience in brand development.
Rapid Growth: The Ritual Motion brand has amassed 300 million in audience reach and engagement since the company launched. In its first 100 days, Ritual Motion’s new creator and community platform -- GUILD: Gamers United in Live Discussion -- streamed more than half a million minutes of live video content and collected 2,000 registered members (audience reach and engagement is a compilation of analytics for Ritual Motion's brand reach and audience interactions including but not limited to media exposure, owned web properties, social platforms, event attendance and email marketing).

OVERVIEW


Create, Collaborate and Share for the Good of Gamers

Ritual Motion was formed in 2018 after founders Dana Paul and Bill Cesare recognized an opportunity to better organize a fragmented but rapidly growing gamer community. Their mission was to build a social community platform based upon authenticity, diversity and inclusion...where gamers could create, collaborate and share exclusive content. 


Ritual Motion’s new creator and community platform, GUILD: Gamers United In Live Discussion, was launched in 2021 after a year of development and testing. Creators can launch their own GUILD "Channel" -- and curate live streaming sessions with an enhanced, intimate audience experience. The platform will offer multiple options for Channel monetization with our next phase including donations, subscriptions, premium services, etc. Built into the road map for platform improvements in 2022 will be to integrate the ability to sell custom physical products, NFT's and have crypto currencies accepted for payment.  Video content will be made available for on-demand viewing and this will pave the way for the launch of an ad-revenue model that could be shared with creators.



THE PROBLEM


Creators in the gaming community are looking for equality, discoverability and a more meaningful experience with audiences. 

The “Creator Economy” is growing at a similar rate as the $455 billion “gig economy” and gamers are playing a large part. While the industry has over 2.7 billion gamers worldwide, we believe there is no other resource that effectively supports the creator economy for gamers and esports.



THE SOLUTION


A growing creator community: Gamers United in Live Discussion

Ritual Motion’s GUILD  was designed to support the creator economy for gamers.  This exclusive social sharing and collaboration platform allows gamers to create, collaborate, and share content with a more deliberate and enhanced audience experience. 


Ritual Motion’s creator community is made up of thought-leaders, visionaries, and community-builders —who are all harnessing the positive power of gaming through a suite of tools featuring live video streaming, live networking and free on-demand content.


RM GUILD will be the place that gamers…

  • Create and host live video sessions through a suite of easy-to-use tools.  
  • Collaborate with the audience through chat, Q&A functionality, polls and live video.
  • Share in a live networking experience.

In addition to live-video content, Ritual Motion also produces curated, editorial content covering subjects that support the overall wellbeing of the community with dozens of articles, videos and social posts each month.





CREATOR BENEFITS:

  • Immediate Earning Potential: Get paid “out of the gate”; No minimum audience requirements
  • Accept Donations: Accept tips from fans; Payment by crypto currencies is planned for 2022
  • Sell Goods e-commerce: E-commerce integration planned will allow creators to sell physical and digital assets including NFT’s
  • Manage Subscriptions: Monthly subscription fees 
  • Promote Special Access: Special events and private access




THE MARKET


$256 Billion global industry

Sources: $66.9B 202 US Video Game Market Size19B+ Mobile Gamer spend in Q2 2020$10.5B Merger & Acquisition Value Q1 2021


With a sought after consumer demographic, a large and growing audience and a focus on a singular ‘interest-based’ community, we aim to steal high value market share from the likes of Twitch and YouTube, while growing our company using the same mechanics of Clubhouse, which achieved a $100 Million valuation with just 1,500 active members, and reached $1 Billion valuation in 8 months.


OUR TRACTION


Audience reach and engagement of 300 million and counting

Ritual Motion has seen rapid growth since the launch of RitualMotion.com which is home to the Ritual Motion GUILD platform. To-date, Ritual Motion has collected 300 million in audience reach and engagements (270M Total Media Exposure 2021 (Meltwater), 23.5M Facebook Reach, 1.7M Email Newsletters, 1M Organic Twitter Reach, 1M Pageviews To-Date, and 3.8M in other methods of engagement).


*The above graphic contains images of our beta application which is currently not available for general use.


Ritual Motion’s GUILD by the NUMBERS: Since the launch of the beta version in late May 2021, in the first 100 days the platform has:


  • Gathered more than 2,000 registered members
  • Hosted more than 100 curated sessions
  • Featured 75+ influential speakers and creators 
  • Delivered more than half a million minutes of live-video content to our community...


...and we’re just getting started.  With the launch of RM GUILD’s next phase in Fall 2021, our creators will have complete access to all of the easy-to-use tools required to rapidly increase content production and own the experience with their audiences. 


 RITUAL MOTION PARTNERSHIPS

  •  XPLeague; the first nation-wide, coach-led esports club program  
  • Razer; the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems
  • The following partners have launched  Ritual Motion GUILD channels in our beta phase:         
    • PlayVS (Gaming & Esports Tournament Platforms)
    • XPLeague (Coach-led Esports Programs)
    • Varsity Esports Foundation (Gaming Non-profit)
    • COPE; Coalition of Parents in Esports (Gaming Non-profit)
    • Optimal Ambition (Professional Esports Org)
    • Game Quitters (Gaming Non-profit)
    • WarriorGMR (Gaming Non-profit)


WHY INVEST


For the good of gamers

We believe that Ritual Motion will be the most active and preferred digital space where millions of gamers create, collaborate and share content for a stronger, more united community, and one that helps creators get discovered and paid fairly.



In the Press

Medium

The Future of Gaming: “A balance between the gaming world we love and a healthy, mindful lifestyle” With Dana Paul of Ritual Motion

Thrive Global

Dana Paul of Ritual Motion: “Every successful game has a great storyline think of Super Mario”

NBC

Play a game, change a life: Ritual Motion raises money for Toys for Tots

Geek Mom

Attend Ritual Motion’s 2021 Esports College Fair Virtually

Franchising Industry News

XP League Partners With Ritual Motion To Launch Virtual Coaching App

Business Wire

Razer Leads the Way to Peak Performance With a Focus on Esports Wellness

Digital Media ME

This #WorldMentalHealthDay, it’s time to address wellness in tech

Offering Summary


Company

:

E-Sports Ventures, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

206 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02906-4301

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$100.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Non-Voting Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

5,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

535,000

Price per Share

:

$2.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$20,000,000.00











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Time-Based:

Friends and Family - First 72 hours | 15% bonus shares

Super Early Bird - Next 7 days| 10% bonus

Early Bird Bonus - Next 7 days | 5% bonus shares

Amount-Based:

$100

Perk Title: RM Newsletter

RItual Motion Newsletter

$250

Perk Title: RM Newsletter +$25 Store Credit

RItual Motion Newsletter

$25.00 Ritual Motion Store Credit

$500+

Perk Title: RM Newsletter +$50 Store Credit

Ritual Motion Newsletter

$50.00 Ritual Motion Store Credit

$1,000+

Perk Title: Investor Networking Access +$100 Store Credit

Ritual Motion Newsletter 

$100.00 Ritual Motion Store Credit

Access to Ritual Motion Investor Networking Events

Exclusive platform updates

 

$2,500+

Perk Title: Invite to Investor Events and 2% share bonus

Ritual Motion Newsletter

Access to Ritual Motion Investor Networking Events

Exclusive platform updates

2% Share Bonus 

 

$5,000+

Perk Title: Live Q+A and 5% share bonus

Ritual Motion Newsletter 

Access to Ritual Motion Investor Networking Events

Access to Ritual Motion “Annual Investor Meeting”

Invitation to Live Q+A with the Ritual Motion Team

Exclusive platform updates

5% Share Bonus 

 

$10,000+

Perk Title: 1-on-1 Founders Meeting and 10% share bonus

Ritual Motion Newsletter 

Access to Ritual Motion Investor Networking Events

Access to Ritual Motion “Annual Investor Meeting”

Invitation to Live Q+A with the Ritual Motion Team

One-on-One Session with Ritual Motion Founders 

Exclusive platform updates

10% Share Bonus 

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

StartEngine OWNer's PERKS

Ritual Motion will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. 

For example, if you buy 100 shares of Non-Voting Common Stock at $2.00 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Non-Voting Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $200. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

Example - The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$105,190.00 USD
$11,821.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$83,216.00 USD
$8,025.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$1,796.00 USD
$1,796.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$112,330.00 USD
$18,979.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$55,106.00 USD
$15,700.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$311,631.00 USD
-$258,179.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Announcing the Upcoming Release of the RMG Token

26 days ago


Providence, RI – April 14, 2022 – Ritual Motion, the company behind the create-to-earn, live-streaming platform, RM GUILD, has announced the upcoming release of the new RMG Token and associated Initial DEX Offering (IDO) scheduled for launch in Q3 2022.  

The release of the RMG (Ritual Motion GUILD) Token and subsequent IDO launch will usher in Ritual Motion’s plans to build a revolutionary Web 3.0 ecosystem featuring the RM GUILD platform operating as a create-to-earn and view-to-earn tokenized economy.

“The world of Web 3.0 is upon us,” said Bill Cesare, co-founder and Chief Growth Officer of Ritual Motion “There has been a true paradigm shift unfolding in the last several decades with the introduction of cryptocurrency enabled by blockchain technology.  The tokenization of business is fueling the ability to create new economies, and we believe Ritual Motion is perfectly positioned to enter this world.” 

To learn more, click to watch the GUILD Session from last week featuring Ritual Motion co-founders, Dana Paul and Bill Cesare, along with Arnell Milhouse, the company's chief crypto officer.  For more information and a detailed view of the company's Create-to-Earn and View-to-Earn vision, follow this link.


Special Live Event: Announcing Ritual Motion’s Web 3.0 Evolution

about 1 month ago

We'd like to invite our investor community and followers to join us for a live GUILD session where you’ll hear from Dana Paul and Bill Cesare, the co-founders of Ritual Motion, on their plans for a create-to-earn and view-to-earn future for the GUILD platform.

Join us LIVE on Thursday, April 14th at 4:00 PM ET



Join Ritual Motion GUILD's Fashion in Gaming Summit LIVE 3/31

about 2 months ago

Ritual Motion GUILD will be taking a deep-dive look at the intersection of fashion and gaming through a live, virtual summit to be held on March 31st from 3:00-6:00 PM ET.

Gaming has evolved from a hobby into a full blown lifestyle in recent years and emerged as an identity for millions of passionate gamers. As part of this evolution and through the growing visibility of gamers in society, the organic adoption of fashion as a form of expression and entertainment has exploded among the community.

Join us for this free event featuring 10+ speakers including fashion industry experts, game producers, influencers and brand leaders. Audience members are invited to join the conversation in chat, polls, Q&A and through live networking opportunities.

RSVP at Eventbrite || View Live Session Link on GUILD


Creators on the Block Virtual Conference LIVE @ 1:00 EST Today!

3 months ago

We'd like to invite our StartEngine community to join us for today's live virtual conference, Creators on the Block, featuring panels, keynote speakers and audience networking opportunities.  We have gathered 17 experts from across the tech and gaming industry who will explore the intersection between blockchain, gaming, the metaverse and the creator economy.  

The event will be hosted on Ritual Motion GUILD TODAY, March 2nd from 1:00-6:00 PM EST


 


LAST DAY to Invest in Ritual Motion!

3 months ago

TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY TO INVEST IN RITUAL MOTION!

We’d like to thank our investors and amazing community at Ritual Motion for the incredible support of our vision to become the most active and preferred digital space where gamers create, collaborate and share content for a stronger, more united community, and one that helps creators get discovered and paid fairly. 

For any of our followers who are still interested in joining our community, today is your LAST CHANCE to invest through StartEngine.

Launching our StartEngine campaign has been an amazing experience and has provided us with the springboard to bring Ritual Motion GUILD to greater heights.  Last week our co-founders, Dana Paul and Bill Cesare, had a chance to sit down and discuss their journey of starting Ritual Motion and building a like-minded gaming community.  If you’re interested in learning more about our platform and our StartEngine journey, view the video now on GUILD!

We look forward to all that lies ahead and to future successes with our community.  

Thank you from the entire Ritual Motion team!


Attention Investors: ONE MORE DAY to Invest in Ritual Motion!

3 months ago

We’re only ONE DAY AWAY from closing our equity crowdfunding campaign!  

INVEST NOW before it’s too late.  We hope you’ll join our community of investors in supporting the company working to promote equality and discoverability among creators and to provide a more meaningful experience for audiences through the Ritual Motion GUILD platform. 

Be sure to check out some of the awesome live GUILD sessions happening this week:

Esports: The Daily Download – Episode #120 | Feb 7, 12:00 pm ET

Gaming: Should All Games Have Difficulty Levels? | Feb 7, 1:00 pm ET

Gaming: State Of Game Ep. 1: Sony Buys Bungie, What next? | Feb 7, 2:00 pm ET

Career & Industry: Your Professional Brand In Esports | Feb 7, 6:00 pm ET



Three More Days Left to Invest!

3 months ago

There are only three days left to invest with our StartEngine campaign!  Don’t miss this chance to invest before we close our campaign on February 8th.  Thank you to all of those who have joined us as investors so far on this incredible journey.  Your investment is giving us the opportunity to further build the GUILD platform and support the creator economy for gamers.  

Features That Set Ritual Motion GUILD Apart

  • Easy monetization with tipping and subs functionality available out of the gate

  • Enhanced community interaction with chat features, speaker invitations, polls, live Q&A and audience networking

  • Live sessions immediately transition to VOD and are made available at the same URL

  • GUILD is dedicated to the gaming and esports community!





FOUR More Days to Invest!; Secure Your Ticket to ‘Creators on the Block’

3 months ago

There are only FOUR more days to invest in our StartEngine campaign!  We invite you to learn more about Ritual Motion and the GUILD platform today and we hope you’ll join our community of investors.


We’re also counting down the days until our upcoming summit, “Creators on the Block” where we are inviting our community to join us for a live virtual conference featuring panels, speakers and networking opportunities that will explore the intersection between blockchain, gaming, the metaverse and the creator economy.  The event will be hosted on Ritual Motion GUILD on March 2nd from 1:00-6:00 PM EST.  Updated event schedule is below and stay tuned for our speaker announcements starting next week.  

Secure your free ticket today!


5 Days Left to Invest & Join Us for a Video Q&A with the Co-Founders

3 months ago

There are just five days left to invest in Ritual Motion through our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign.  We hope you’ll join our community of investors in supporting the company working to promote equality and discoverability among creators and to provide a more meaningful experience for audiences through the Ritual Motion GUILD platform.  

In addition, we hope you’ll join us for a chat TODAY, Thursday, February 3 at 2:00 EST at Ritual Motion GUILD session with co-founders Dana Paul and Bill Cesare.  Login or register for free to participate in the live chat and networking session to follow the discussion.  If you can't make it live, be sure to catch it on demand!


6 More Days to Invest!

3 months ago

Our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign is closing on February 8th!  Time is running out to invest in Ritual Motion – a company with the mission to contribute to the democratization of the Creator Economy for the GAMER community.  Ritual Motion GUILD offers a unique set of tools designed for creators.  Learn how easy it is to get started creating!

Campaign Closing in ONE WEEK! Invest today!

3 months ago

With only one week left in our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign, time is running out on the opportunity to invest in Ritual Motion!  If you’re curious about the Ritual Motion GUILD platform here’s a quick rundown on some of our most recent live video streams from the gaming community.  We’re so proud to be hosting these important conversations at RitualMotion.com and to be giving creators new ways to interact with audiences and build a following.

  • The Daily Download #16 – Goodbye Sega Arcade! | ESL and FACEIT merger positives | KFC and Talon Esports | Roblox earns $500M

  • Disability & Online Safety: Responding to Bullying - Bullying can be a threat to disabled gamers. What are the signs? What can YOU do to help combat it? Join content creator Voxnee and Ritual Motion’s Monica Miller in a discussion about how to respond to online bullies.

  • Crypto Chat: The GUILDed Age – Join Dana Paul, Ritual Motion’s CEO and co-founder, and Arnell Milhouse, leader of the company’s crypto initiatives, as they discuss the evolution of cryptocurrency and its impact on gaming.

  • Building the Leaders of Today & Tomorrow - Join WeThink for a discussion with leadership and mental fitness expert Steve Sebolt on how to build the leaders of today and tomorrow.



Update on Ritual Motion StartEngine Campaign Close Date

4 months ago

To Ritual Motion's Investors, Followers and Community of Supporters,

Thank you for your incredible support and investment in our vision to become the most active and preferred digital space where gamers create, collaborate and share content for a stronger, more united community, and one that helps creators get discovered and paid fairly.

We would also like to announce that our campaign will be ending early with a new close date of February 8th, 2022.  We will continue to accept commitments until then and investors who have made commitments will have up to 48 hours before the new deadline to cancel their commitments.

Launching our StartEngine campaign has been an amazing experience and has provided us with the springboard to bring Ritual Motion GUILD to greater heights.  We look forward to all that lies ahead and future success with our community.

Our sincere thanks,

The Team at Ritual Motion

Ritual Motion GUILD Launches New Series with 'Crypto Chat: The GUILDed Age'

4 months ago

Another live streaming series is set to launch this evening on Ritual Motion GUILD.  Crypto Chat: The GUILDed Age - Episode #101 will stream live tonight, Wednesday January 26th at 7:30 PM EST.  Join Dana Paul, Ritual Motion's CEO and co-founder and Arnell Milhouse, leader of the company’s crypto initiatives, as they discuss the evolution of cryptocurrency and its impact on gaming.  Arnell brings extensive experience in cryptocurrency, payment platforms and blockchain development to the conversation along with his many years of experience in founding and leading innovative digital technology companies.  The curated series will continue on a regular basis and include expert speakers from among the cryptocurrency and gaming space.  Audience members who join us live -- as with all GUILD sessions -- will have the opportunity to ask questions during the stream in chat and network with speakers and other audience members after the event in GUILD's networking hubs.

To view the session live, register for a FREE GUILD account here.  Or, if you miss us live, you can view it on demand immediately following the live session without a login.  


Gamification Conversations Come to Ritual Motion GUILD

4 months ago

There have been plenty of recent conversations and reports swirling around the topic of gamification and its expansion across industries from healthcare to finance to education.  In fact, a report from MarketsandResearch.com states that the global gamification market is projected to grow by $19.69 billion between 2021-2025.  Gamifying a task or project can increase excitement about tackling the task and provide a fresh and lasting motivation for completing it.  The industry is clearly seeing tremendous traction from consumers in this space as more companies jump into the market. 

As gamers, the Ritual Motion community is keenly aware of the instinctive motivation involved with beating the next level or racking up points in-game.  It’s natural that we would look to see what else in our lives can be adapted to motivate us in the same way.

Here are a few great GUILD sessions and articles from Ritual Motion that touch on the topic of gamification, whether it's part of your daily routine, nutrition goals or at your workplace.  Be on the lookout for more about how Ritual Motion plans to integrate gamification into the GUILD.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Ritual Motion has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Ritual Motion be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Creators on the Block: Ritual Motion Investment Summit Open for Registration

4 months ago

Join Ritual Motion and industry experts as they explore the intersection between blockchain, gaming, the metaverse and the creator economy.



On March 2nd Ritual Motion will be hosting a virtual conference to explore the intersections between blockchain, gaming, the metaverse and the creator economy. This live event will be held on the Ritual Motion GUILD platform and is free to all attendees.

Ritual Motion has been leading conversations on topics such as cryptocurrency and gaming, the impact of the metaverse on gamers, and investment trends in the esports and gaming industry since the GUILD platform launched. As a natural extension of these conversations, the next Ritual Motion GUILD Summit will be a deep dive into the intersection of all of these topics featuring expert speakers and panelists throughout the half-day schedule of programming.

Attendees will have the ability to join live sessions listed in the agenda below and have the opportunity to interact with panelists, hosts and other audience members through GUILD’s live video networking hubs. 

Attendees to the live event will be required to register for a free Ritual Motion GUILD account to login to the event.  Keep an eye on Ritual Motion’s social media as we announce speakers in the coming weeks.  

Learn More & Register at Eventbrite >>  


Ritual Motion Launches “The Daily Download with Ben Feferman” in Partnership with Rex Opportunity Corp

4 months ago

Ritual Motion is excited to announce the launch of an all-new, live-video series on GUILD. The Daily Download, featuring host Ben Feferman of Amuka Capital and Amuka Esports, will cover news, stories and happenings in gaming, esports and the booming creator economy.  The series was developed in partnership with Rex Opportunity Corp, a royalty company that gives investors exposure to the multi-billion dollar, high growth creator economy.

Check out Episode #101, on demand from yesterday where Ben and Ritual Motion co-host, Melanie Risley (VP of Strategy & Operations) covered topics including Roblox and child labour, Lululemon’s new Twitch hire for its Mirror division and the impact of the creator economy on radio and podcast stalwart, NPR.

Tune in to Ritual Motion GUILD Monday - Friday at 12:00 EST to catch each episode of The Daily Download and stay up to date with all of the latest news happening in gaming, esports and the creator economy.


Announcing "Creators on the Block: A Ritual Motion GUILD Summit"

4 months ago

Join Ritual Motion for an in-depth virtual conference that explores the intersections between blockchain, gaming, the metaverse and the creator economy.  Since the launch of the GUILD platform, Ritual Motion has been leading conversations on topics such as cryptocurrency and gaming, the impact of the metaverse on gamers and investment trends in the esports and gaming industry.  As a natural extension of these conversations the next Ritual Motion GUILD Summit will be a deep dive into the intersection of all of these topics featuring expert speakers and panelists throughout the programming.

This past November the Ritual Motion Gamer Health & Wellness Summit attracted dozens of community members and featured experts from across the gaming and medical fields.  “The format of our virtual GUILD Summits has been highly successful and we are looking forward to building on our franchise of in-depth events with “Creators on the Block” as well as an upcoming fashion in gaming event planned for early April,” said Dana Paul, CEO and co-founder of Ritual Motion.

Stay tuned for more information on Creators on the Block which will be held on March 2, 2022.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Ritual Motion has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Ritual Motion be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Ritual Motion Exceeds $840,000 in Committed Investments & Signs FOUR New Organizations as Channel Partners to GUILD!

4 months ago

Ritual Motion has signed on four new channel partners to the GUILD platform.  The platform is gaining steam among gaming and esports organizations who are looking for a fast and easy way to create and share live video content while connecting in real time with audiences.  To-date the platform has signed on a total of 17 channel partners.  Each of these organizations has a custom, dedicated landing page on RitualMotion.com featuring upcoming live sessions and their library of on demand content.

Recent partners include:

  • DnD Adventure Club - https://ritualmotion.com/guild-channels/dnd-adventure-club/ - DnD Adventures built for kids, delivered to your mailbox every month! We’ll host kid sessions, educational content, and AMAs.  We founded DnD Adventure Club because we are passionate about the power of DnD to bring people together. We are dedicated to helping young kids unlock a better, safer, more inclusive gateway to the wondrous world of DnD.
  • weThink - https://ritualmotion.com/guild-channels/wethink/ - weThink focuses on evidence-based skills for team, academic, and life success, including problem-solving, interpersonal skills, communication, self-control, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, planning, and grit, resulting in better teams, better players, and better students.
  • SHIVnation - https://ritualmotion.com/guild-channels/shivnation/ - SHIVnation is a community founded on decades-long friendships and games. Building space for people to share passions, collaborate and Level-up IRL.
  • Indiana Esports Network - https://ritualmotion.com/guild-channels/indiana-esports-network/ - Preparing students for the future through collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking through video games and esports.

<< Become a Channel Partner Today! >>



Happy New Year from the Team at Ritual Motion

4 months ago

We’d like to wish our supporters and investors a very happy and healthy new year!  2021 was a year of firsts for Ritual Motion.  Beside launching RM GUILD, we also conducted the very first virtual Esports College Fair which attracted 500+ attendees, kicked off the second annual Playing for Pride fundraising event in partnership with The Stonewall Foundation, and partnered with Razer to promote health, wellness to millions of gamers. One of our other exciting firsts of 2021 was launching our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign. In less than 10 weeks we’ve exceeded $830,000 in committed investments.  

From everyone at Ritual Motion, thank you so much for all of your continued support. We couldn’t have done any of this without you!  We’re looking forward to 2022 – there will be plenty of hard work ahead, but our vision is clear and we are set on becoming the most widely recognized and accepted creator platform among the gaming and esports community.

>> 2021: A Year of Firsts for Ritual Motion

Ritual Motion Exceeds $750,000 in Committed Investments!

5 months ago

We are thrilled to announce that we have exceeded $750,000 in committed investments to our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign!  This is a major milestone for our company and we’re so happy and humbled to be closing in on our funding goal.  We could not be more thankful for our community of investors and supporters!  In the past few weeks we’ve had some exciting announcements including additions to our growing team, new partnerships in the industry and advancements on our platform.  We look forward to keeping all of our investors up to date on our progress in the coming weeks.     



Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Ritual Motion has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Ritual Motion be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Ritual Motion GUILD Featured as LIVE Event Streaming Platform at PwR^ South Bend Gamer Convention

5 months ago

Ritual Motion is proud to announce our partnership with PwR Up GG to broadcast expert panels from its upcoming gaming convention PwR^South Bend on GUILD -- LIVE -- from Bendix Arena. The gaming and esports convention was created to bring the digital world to the local community, and PwR^South Bend will open up access to different in-person activities including creator workshops, VR gaming, retro gaming, a top-of-the-line LAN setup, and a developer showcase. 

The GUILD platform is increasingly being leveraged by both virtual-only and also by in-person live events where adding live-stream capability through GUILD extends the event to include online attendees.  For past events and more information on how to host your own summit or conference visit the GUILD Virtual Summits & Conferences informational hub.

PwR^South Bend is being held December 17-19 with Saturday and Sunday featuring an incredible line up of speakers that include influencers and experts such as Erin Ashley Simon, IamBrandon, GamerDoc, and more. Links to the panels can be found on the PwR^South Bend GUILD Channel so make sure to RSVP to get reminders and attend the live streams!  All sessions will be made available as video on demand after the event has ended.



$700,000+ in Committed Investments; Ritual Motion Adds More New Faces to the Team

5 months ago

Ritual Motion is beyond thrilled to have hit another milestone with passing $700,000 in committed investments!  We welcome all of our investors to our community.  We are well on our way to reaching our goal and have been working furiously behind the scenes to continue to build out Ritual Motion GUILD.  To that end we are pleased to announce the addition of two new team members.


Ritual Motion welcomes Melanie Risley as the company’s first VP of Strategy and Operations, Ritual Motion GUILD.  Melanie will be leading the overall development and community growth efforts for Ritual Motion’s live video platform GUILD (Gamers United In Live Discussion). 

"We are so excited to have Melanie join the Ritual Motion Family," said Dana Paul, Co-Founder and CEO of Ritual Motion. "Melanie brings years of experience of community building and awareness. As VP of Strategy and Operations Melanie will help take Ritual Motion GUILD to the next level."

Melanie is a passionate people connector and event specialist. She comes to Ritual Motion from the scholastic esports provider PlayVS where she worked on a multitude of projects including the Game Changers, an initiative to inspire and empower communities of gamers with diverse backgrounds who had been previously underrepresented among the industry. An educator first, Melanie was responsible for setting the bar for esports coach training and development. She developed and managed a curriculum including webinar sessions, PlayVS Academy, and is always keen on educating everyone around her for the better.


Additionally, Ritual Motion is excited to announce Caelus McKeel as the company's new Community Manager.  In this role Caelus will be representing the Ritual Motion brand to its community of gamers, managing the strategy and operations for the brand's social media platforms including Twitter, Discord, TikTok, Instagram and others. 

Caelus comes to Ritual Motion from Femme Gaming, a community organization which supports and promote female gamers, where she was Marketing and Communications Manager.   In addition to being a passionate gamer she has been an advocate for women and inclusivity in gaming.  As an undergraduate at Florida Southern College she laid the path for a more welcoming environment for women in collegiate esports as one of only two women on the campus esports team.  While there, she served as the Social Media Coordinator and Graphic Designer for the team, Mocs Esports, as well as being a varsity athlete and eventual team captain.  Caelus graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in Communications with a concentration in Digital Media.

"We're beyond excited to add Caelus to the Ritual Motion team," said Crystal Mills, VP of Content at Ritual Motion. "Our community has been growing rapidly since the launch of GUILD, and Caelus' background, creativity, and experience will help continue to bridge the incredible connection between the Ritual Motion brand and the gaming space."

Campaign Exceeds $635,000 in Committed Investments; Arnel Milhouse Brought Onboard to Lead Crypto Initiatives

5 months ago

In addition to exceeding $635,000 in committed investments in our StartEngine campaign, Ritual Motion is thrilled to announce the addition of Arnell Milhouse to lead the company’s crypto initiatives. Arnell brings extensive experience in cryptocurrency, payment platforms and blockchain development along with his many years of experience in founding and leading innovative digital technology companies.  Arnell is the founder of CareerDevs Computer Science Institute, an innovative technology education school that is reinventing and drastically improving the effectiveness of practical 21st-century, skills-based, post-secondary education.  Arnell is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Brown University, Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship

“We could not be more excited to have Arnell join the Ritual Motion team,” said Dana Paul, CEO and co-founder of Ritual Motion.  “His background in computer science and software engineering along with his drive for pursuing technological innovations make him the perfect fit to build out our road map in the areas of cryptocurrency, NFT’s and blockchain technology.”

Arnell will be leading the integration of cryptocurrency and blockchain development into Ritual Motion’s GUILD live video and community collaboration platform -- Gamers United in Live Discussion.  Ritual Motion has cultivated a dedicated audience in the gaming community who have been early adopters of the cryptocurrency revolution and will be a key group in pushing the technology mainstream.

“Our community has come to expect Ritual Motion to be on the forefront of developing products, services and technologies that are innovative, positive and impactful” said Bill Cesare, co-founder of Ritual Motion. “The addition of Arnell solidifies our strategic integration of these technologies within our platform, a key growth opportunity for our brand.”

Read more about Arnell’s background and view his TedX talk >>



Milestone Alert! Ritual Motion Passes $500,000 in Committed Investments

6 months ago

Our campaign has hit a major milestone!  We are humbled and so grateful to have exceeded $500,000 in committed investments to our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign.  A massive THANK YOU to our investors for your belief in our mission and our team.  We welcome you to the Ritual Motion community and we can't wait to share more about our progress and plans.  We have some exciting announcements coming shortly!


 


Ritual Motion: Gaming for Good in Partnership with Toys for Tots

6 months ago


Ritual Motion’s Gaming for Tots program is returning this December and we are excited to announce our calendar of events in support of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.  Once again we’re teaming up with our community of gamers, affiliates and influencers to bring joy to less fortunate children during the holiday season.   

Ritual Motion was founded with a core mission of supporting the positive growth of the gaming and esports community through the promotion of authenticity, diversity and inclusion.  Part of this commitment has taken the form of social impact activations, or virtual events, that mobilize the Ritual Motion audience around a cause by using gaming for good.  Gaming for Tots 2021 will be the eighth in this series of social impact events which also includes two years of Ritual Motion’s Playing for Pride program held in partnership with The Stonewall Foundation.  In June 2021, Playing for Pride included a charity tournament along with a powerful GUILD session featuring several speakers representing the LGBTQ+ gaming community.  Watch it on-demand here >>

Launching December 1st, Gaming for Tots 2021 features the following activations: 

  • 11 Days of influencer and affiliate streaming events (schedule below)

  • A charity gaming tournament open to the Ritual Motion community

  • Ritual Motion GUILD panel to educate and shine a light on the positive impacts of “Gaming for Good” 

  • Donations collected via Ritual Motion's Tiltify page 

Last year Gaming for Tots reached hundreds of thousands and generated almost $5,000 in donations for Toys for Tots.  The program saw more than 800 gamers participate in the Smash.gg charity tournament which awarded cash and prizes valued at $2,500 including products from sponsors such as Razer, HyperX and Fifth & Ninth.  Ritual Motion anticipates building on this success with the additional activations planned for 2021.  We hope you’ll join our community in supporting this worthy cause!


$450,000+ in Committed Investments & GUILD Membership Reaches 2500

6 months ago

We hope our Ritual Motion community of supporters had a safe and very happy Thanksgiving.  We are incredibly thankful for the support of the investment community and are excited to report that we have passed $450,000 in committed investments through our StartEngine campaign!

We’re also happy to announce that we have passed 2,500 registered GUILD members including creators and speakers!  Visit our updated “Create a Session” page for more detailed information about the benefits of becoming a registered member.  The platform is set up much like other video streaming sites, but GUILD has some very unique qualities including — 1. It’s dedicated to GAMERS and 2. All sessions have the option to include a live-video networking event afterward inviting the AUDIENCE to join the speaker(s) on camera in a video chat environment.


$400,000+ in Committed Investments; Spotlight on GUILD Content: Bitcoin & Gaming and The Deep Fake

6 months ago

We've reached OVER $400,000 in committed investments in less than four weeks since launching our StartEngine campaign.  We are so grateful for this amazing community of supporters.  Thank you for helping us reach this incredible milestone!  We’ll be investing into growing our community of creators and in delivering meaningful live and on-demand video content for all gamers.

We have had some incredible personalities creating content on GUILD over the past few weeks.  Catch our interview, “An Introduction to Deepfake and A.I.” with Chris Ume a VFX/A.I. artist who is widely known for his “deeptomcruise” TikTok page and was recently featured on 60 Minutes.

And be sure to stop by GUILD tonight for a LIVE video interview at 8:00 pm EST with Ritual Motion CEO, Dana Paul and cryptocurrency expert, Chris Reed, host of the “Level Up Experience Podcast,” to learn more about the connection between Bitcoin and gaming.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Ritual Motion has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Ritual Motion be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

$300,000+ in Committed Investments and Here’s What’s Streaming this Week on Ritual Motion GUILD

6 months ago

We are so excited to report that Ritual Motion has passed $300,000 in committed investments in less than three weeks since our StartEngine campaign launch.  We are so grateful to our community of investors and have so much in store that we are looking forward to sharing in the coming weeks.

Every week, new live streaming sessions are happening on GUILD featuring experts and community members who are sharing knowledge and stories covering topics across the gaming and esports spectrum. Here’s a list of a few upcoming sessions you won’t want to miss!  If you’re not a member yet, all you have to do is register for a free account to gain access to all live sessions, unlock the ability to host your own session, interact with chat functionality and attend live networking hubs!


Can’t Miss On-Demand Content

Ritual Motion’s first-ever Gamer Health & Wellness Summit was held last week, in partnership with Razer Inc. Thank you to the audience who tuned in and hung out!  We collected over three amazing hours of content featuring more than a dozen expert speakers covering various topics in mental and physical health related to gaming and esports. Catch it on demand at the links below and be sure to check out the chat streams from the day:



Ritual Motion GUILD Taps Creators from the Podcasting Community

6 months ago

Ritual Motion GUILD has identified a growing trend among its creator community -- podcasters are increasingly using the GUILD platform to create content.  Podcasting as a content medium has been on an upward trend with recent data reporting that 55% (155 million) of the US population has listened to a podcast – up from 51% in 2019 (Infinite Dial 20).

“We’re really excited to see podcasters coming to the GUILD platform,” said Crystal Mills, VP of Content at Ritual Motion.  “The suite of tools we’re offering to produce turn-key, live-video and audio content solves for some of the hurdles that podcasters face in producing content.  And by including a live audience and interactive networking hub to each session, podcasters get to tap into a whole new dimension in producing content that will ultimately help them craft a better user experience for their listeners.”

Episodes of Crystal’s very own podcast, Power Level, go live every Wednesday at 12 PM EST exclusively on GUILD. Each episode is also released on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast outlets every Friday. 



Ritual Motion Receives Media Coverage in The Business Journals

6 months ago

We’re happy to report that the Ritual Motion brand and our StartEngine campaign have been gaining media attention both inside and outside of the gaming industry. We’ve been featured in multiple media outlets including a story in The Business Journals.  Here’s an excerpt from the piece which included an interview with Ritual Motion CEO and Co-Founder, Dana Paul:

“RitualMotion, founded by Rhode Islander Dana Paul in 2018, just launched its new GUILD (Gamers United In Live Discussion) platform, which Paul said is focused on “peer to peer” video experiences.  

“If I’m watching you on Twitch, I’m just in the audience,” he said in an interview. “We can’t have a conversation on your gameplay or your techniques, or tips and tricks.”"

To read the complete article, follow the link below:

The Business Journals: Rhode Island startup Ritual Motion is trying to build a new kind of gaming community




$200,000+ in Committed Investments and Announcing the Gamer Health & Wellness Summit

6 months ago

We are excited to report that in the first three days of our equity crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine we passed the $200,000 mark in committed investments.  Thank you to our investors and welcome to the Ritual Motion community!  Your investment will support our mission to create experiences, products and services FOR THE GOOD OF GAMERS.

We’re also pleased to announce the upcoming Ritual Motion Gamer Health & Wellness Summit in partnership with Razer. Ritual Motion’s CEO, Dana Paul, and VP of Content, Crystal Mills, will host a group of mental and physical health experts, esports professionals and gaming industry insiders live on Ritual Motion’s GUILD on November 11th from 4:00 ET - 7:00 ET.  

The virtual summit is free to attendees and will cover everything gamers need to know to keep on top of their health while staying on top of the leaderboards.  The event will feature a series of panels, roundtable discussions and live networking sessions on the Ritual Motion GUILD platform. 

Follow this link to preview the agenda and see a list of featured speakers.  Don’t forget to RSVP!


Campaign Update and Release of New Features on RitualMotion.com

7 months ago

Our StartEngine campaign is off and running!  We're excited to report that in our first 24 hours we passed $100,000 in committed investments.  THANK YOU to all of our investors! We are so happy you have joined our community.  

Behind the scenes we quietly had another major launch this week -- a refresh of RitualMotion.com.  

Our website has been updated to place Ritual Motion's GUILD front and center to our visitors.  Here are some other new features we launched:

  • Members of Ritual Motion GUILD can now create and host their own sessions

  • New users can register using Google, Facebook, Twitter or Discord logins

  • On-demand sessions can be browsed by category: Health & Wellness, Esports, Diversity & Inclusion, Gaming, Career & Industry, Education

  • Members can browse sessions from organizations in our Channel Partners section

  • Hosts can set up the opportunity to receive tips and subscriptions via the My Account section

If you’d like to see Ritual Motion GUILD in action, we’ve had a fantastic lineup of sessions this week -- if you missed them live, catch a few of them on demand below.  You’ll need to create a free account to access the content, so we hope you’ll become a member of our GUILD!



Welcome from the Team at Ritual Motion and a Message from our CEO

7 months ago

Welcome to our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign!  Ritual Motion was formed in 2018 with the mission to develop content, products and experiences FOR THE GOOD OF GAMERS. We are so appreciative of the support of our extraordinary community of gamers and everyone who has followed us through our journey as a startup. Thank you! Today we’re excited to announce our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign where everyone can be an investor! 

“Since Ritual Motion’s launch we’ve developed a strong presence in the gaming and esports industry by harnessing the positive power of the community and creating products, services, and content for the good of gamers,” said Dana Paul, CEO and co-founder of Ritual Motion. “With the launch of our StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign, we’re inviting our community to be part of this special step in our company’s evolution.”


startengine.com/ritualmotion

We look forward to keeping our investor community up to date with more information!


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