In a press release yesterday morning, it was announced that Michael Sepso, the former Senior Vice President of Activision Blizzard, has joined the New York Excelsior as a strategic partner. Sepso brings with him a wealth of knowledge in commercial growth, being a co-founder of Major League Gaming as well being a key part in building the Overwatch League.
Since his launching of MLG in 2002, Sepso has heavily driven the growth of esports globally, and he plans to take that driving force with him into the NYXL.
As a New Yorker, I am incredibly excited to work with this team to develop a massive fan base for NYXL while bringing a persistent esports presence to the New York Market.
As the winningest team in the Overwatch League, NYXL has already ignited the passions of New York esports fans, and I’m thrilled to join the organization to help build on that momentum ahead of the team’s second season.
Sepso isn’t the only one excited about joining the famed New York team. Scott Wilpon, a partner at Sterling VC (the ownership group and operator of the NYXL), expressed his own excitement about what Sepso has to bring to the table, give his vast experience and knowledge.
With nearly 20 years of experience in esports, Mike brings valuable expertise across sponsorship, media rights, and a number of other areas that will helps us develop this business and engage our fans in new and unique ways.
As his role within the Excelsior grows, Sepso will be responsible for further building the NYXL brand. He will bring more focus to the teams commercial growth, including sponsorship and media rights deals.
With Sepso now a key proponent of the NYXL, we look forward to how he plans on making the brand grow, and what his addition will mean for the NYXL in the future.
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