ReKTGlobal has revealed that Dignitas founder Michael 'ODEE' O'Dell has joined their organisation as Chief Gaming Officer, meaning he'll work across ReKTGlobal as well as its esports team Rogue to develop strategies, forge partnerships, and more.
"ODEE truly is the esports OG and one the most important people in esports today, so when he became available, we jumped at the opportunity to add him to the team," said Amish Shah, co-founder of ReKTGlobal. "His tremendous positive impact on esports is undeniable, and we're pumped for him to bring his 20 plus years' of experience in building the industry to ReKTGlobal and Rogue."
"Michael is representative of the type of crossover talent with whom we are building ReKTGlobal," added Dave Bialek, CEO of ReKTGlobal. "As comfortable talking game play strategy as he is consulting for brands and corporations, ODEE's wealth of industry experience instantly makes him a centerpiece of ReKTGlobal and Rogue's global expansion."
"I am extremely excited to join ReKTGlobal," commented O'Dell. "The vision they have is exactly what I was looking for as I continue to help build esports and more. Amish and Dave have put something special together that is evolving fast and I cannot wait to help with various aspects of the business.," he continued. "For me it was the perfect fit, as the company has big plans and a global perspective. I am absolutely buzzing I cannot wait to get to work with such an inspiring group of people."
ReKTGlobal has recently acquired Greenlit Content as well, not to mention DJ Nicky Romero and music executive Lex Borrero recently coming on board as investors, the latest in a long line of big moves for the company.
Is ODEE a good addition?