Houston Rockets general manager joins MLG board of directors

Daryl Morey joins Major League Gaming's board of directors to help MLG to become a mainstream sports property.

Daryl Morey, General Manager of the Houston Rockets in the NBA, has joined Major League Gaming's board of directors to assist with building MLG as a mainstream sports property.

At last year’s annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytic Conference which Morey co-chairs, he declared: "eSports will someday be the biggest sport in the world." In an interview with GameSpot in August of last year, Morey said that he considered professional gamers to be athletes.

Back in June, Morey assisted in bringing new Houston Rockets all-star Dwight Howard to MLG Anaheim, where he and three other NBA stars played a showmatch in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

"We are incredibly excited to have Daryl join our team as we continue to build the first global, truly digital sport," said Sundance DiGiovanni, co-founder and CEO of MLG. "His experience in the NBA, emphasis on data and technology, and passion for video games, makes him the perfect addition and we look forward to benefiting from his knowledge and success."

"As a personal fan of eSports and a competitive gamer myself, I have been closely following the growth and evolution of MLG for years," said Morey. "MLG has the potential to be one of the biggest sports media businesses in the future. I look forward to working with the MLG team as they continue to be pioneers in the digital world."

MLG has also added two strategic executives, bringing on Greg Chisholm as CFO and Allen De La Cruz as SVP Engineering to develop MLG's video streaming and competition platforms.

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12 comments
tightwad34
tightwad34

Um, they need someone with more appeal than the Houston Rockets GM. I just hope he doesn't forget about his day job.

Ciths1234
Ciths1234

Morey assisted in bringing new Houston Rockets all-star Dwight Howard to MLG Anaheim. THIS statement is COMPLETELY FALSE! The NBA Free Agency Period DID NOT start yet. Therefore it would be completely illegal for them to speak to each other. IF they spoke to each other Dwight Howards current contract would be voided and he would not be allowed to sign with the Rockets. It was even said that Daryl Morey Was NOT allowed to attend MLG because Dwight Howard was there

Dasim64
Dasim64

Sniff, sniff.....Sniff, sniff, sniff. What's that sound you ask? It's the sound of the big dogs smelling out the scent of money to be made. 

somatzu
somatzu

GET SPORTS MEAT HEADS THE FUCK OUT OF GAMING!

NexApex
NexApex

Oh Snap! My boy Morey is a genius. Houston, TX - woot woot! :P

ElDuderino1
ElDuderino1

Whoa, this is awesome news for MLG and esports in general.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

Ahh...sitting here eating ham for breakfast while playing GTA V. Life is good for a professional athlete like me.

shakmaster13
shakmaster13

@neocommi  

They just got Dwight. What more can he do? They will be very solid next year.

neocommi
neocommi

I wish Morey would focus on the Rockets instead.  Being able to beat the Thunder in Call of Duty isn't very reassuring.