Pittsburgh Knights parts ways with former CEO Rob Lee

16 December 2019


North American organisation Pittsburgh Knights has parted ways with its co-founder Rob Lee.

The former CEO officially separated from Pittsburgh Knights on December 6th, according to a statement from the organisation.

Pittsburgh Knights Rob Lee Departure
Photo credit: Pittsburgh Knights

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Discussing the decision on Twitter, Lee explained that he “decided to step aside from the Knights to pursue other entrepreneurial opportunities.”

It appears as if Lee had been gradually moving away from his involvement in Pittsburgh Knights since September, when he transitioned from his role of CEO in favour of becoming the organisation’s Chief Gaming Officer. James O’Connor, who co-founded Pittsburgh Knights alongside Lee, currently heads up the operation as the organisation’s President.

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Pittsburgh Knights hasn’t appeared turbulent in any way from the public perspective, with it announcing a number of partnerships and investments over the course of the past year. 

The organisation is partnered with Wiz KhalifaZoomph, SmileDirectClub, Sheetz, Replay FX, and HyperX. In October, NHL player Evgeni Malkin was announced as an investor, joining the likes of Esports MX LATAM Fund and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Esports Insider says: Considering Pittsburgh Knights’ official Twitter account didn’t even announce the departure, it’s fair to say that something is in play here. Nonetheless, it can’t be easy to depart from an organisation you co-founded and ran for a couple of years but it appears as if Lee has other ventures in mind.

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