Mobile esports platform Mobile Premier League (MPL) has appointed Matt McCloskey to oversee the company’s growth and strategies as it expands into the United States.
McCloskey joins MPL as its new Vice President and General Manager for the US market.
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McCloskey is no stranger to the gaming and esports industry, having spent six years as the Chief Operating Officer for video game developer 343 Industries. Moreover, his resumé includes a three-year tenure as Vice President of Commerce at streaming platform Twitch.
Sai Srinivas, Co-founder and CEO of MPL, spoke on the appointment in a release: “Matt’s experience in gaming and esports, as well as his ability to spearhead initiatives for iconic brands, make him a perfect fit for Mobile Premier League.
“As we continue to rapidly expand our presence around the world, the US is one of our most important growth markets and Matt’s proven leadership will help us reach our potential in the US.”
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Founded in 2018, MPL quickly became one of Asia’s largest gaming platforms with over 85m registered individuals using the platform to compete across a range of mobile titles. In July 2021, the platform expanded into the US market.
McCloskey, the newly appointed Vice President and General Manager at MPL, also spoke about his role: “MPL has quickly become one of the largest esports and gaming platforms in Asia and I am excited to help bring that innovation, operational excellence and opportunity to gamers in the US. I look forward to working with Sai and the talented global team to make MPL the global leader for mobile gaming and esports.”
Esports Insider says: Given his wealth of experience, Matt McCloskey is a strong appointment for MPL as it looks to increase its presence in a highly competitive North American market.