New eSports Division of Activision to be Led by Ex-ESPN CEO, MLG Co-Founder

By   /   Oct 22, 2015
Activision

Activision has recently launched a new eSports Division and it looks like they are pulling some major strings to build up the team that is going to run it. The company has announced that they are hiring vets from ESPN and MLG for the top posts.

Steve Bornstein, who is the ex-chief executive officer for ESPN who also headed NFL network at his time with them. Now, he will be taking control of the post of chairman at the eSports division; he adds that this is going to rival the conventional sporting industry:

I believe eSports will rival the biggest traditional sports leagues in terms of future opportunities. Between advertising, ticket sales, licensing, sponsorships and merchandising, there are tremendous growth areas for this nascent industry.

Also, Mike Sepso the Major League Gaming co-founder, will be joining Activision’s eSports division as the senior vice president; he is pretty “confident that the company’s industry-leading content will capture the many opportunities we have to entertain and celebrate our players.”

Such active involvement of Activision in the eSports industry means they are most probably going to become one of the biggest players in the competitive gaming market.

We are expecting major announcements from their eSports division soon.

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

AMD Ryzen CPU

The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More