We have a new production push on Monday that gives everyone a verification score of 1 to begin with, Why? Well... the community manager has already verified you on your application.
We are also adding an "invite others to the team" button so teams can be built out further. This will be rolled out before Xmas.
Until then you can send the link to your team and they can apply directly from the landing page. Once in you can verify.
Also, if you have been in the industry then look up colleagues on other games and verify or request verification
I hope that helps and we will keep everybody up to date as we roll out more features.
Many thanks for your support these early days of Gamesmith!