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.