Devin Murphy, former Head of North American Esports Events at Riot Games, has joined the Indian esports company Mobile Global Esports Inc. (MOGO).
Murphy will take over as Director of Strategic Development, overseeing the development of MOGO’s university tournament infrastructure in India and Southeast Asia.
Murphy worked at Riot Games from 2015 to 2022, helping grow the North American League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) during that time. Murphy worked on a number of projects during his time at Riot, including the development of the LCS strategy and the adaptation of live events during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mobile Global Esports Inc. is an Indian company best known for organising esports tournaments focused on universities in the country. The company is behind the University National Esports Championship, a prominent event in the Indian esports market. The 2022 edition saw teams compete in BGMI and VALORANT.
MOGO is currently listed on NASDAQ, but the company’s stock trades at around $0.55. Due to NASDAQ rules, the company is at risk of being delisted from the exchange if the stock price does not rise above $1.
Despite its share price, MOGO has made interesting moves in 2023. The company appointed Nick Venezia, known for his work with Activision, as its Chief Data Officer in early 2023, and signed a Letter of Intent to acquire technology from OrionWaves, a company owned by former Microsoft executive Nils Lahr.
Devin Murphy, new Director of Strategic Development for MOGO, commented on his appointment: “Now with universities recognising the potential for careers in all facets of esports, from production to networking, broadcast to talent management, league operations to business development, I am happy to lend my expertise to MOGO as we strive to build out a holistic, comprehensive university tournament infrastructure for the Indian market, with the support of the universities themselves.”