Esports Legend Michael O'Dell Joins ReKTGlobal As Chief Gaming Officer

TJ Denzer,

July 16, 2019 10:17 AM

Dignitas founder Michael "ODEE" O'Dell is set to take over League of Legends Berlin operations and more for ReKTGlobal and Rogue.

Michael “ODEE” O’Dell is a person who knows how to get things done in esports. In 2003 he founded Dignitas, which is one of the more recognized organizations in esports today. ReKTGlobal and Rogue recognize that as well, which is why they’re bringing O’Dell on as Chief Gaming Officer to oversee various operations across the ReKTGlobal network.

The news was announced first by Rogue on their official website on July 16, 2019. As Chief Gaming Officer of ReKTGlobal, overseeing operations of its League of Legends franchise in Germany, as well as handling strategies and brand organization across the likes of Greenlit Content and Rogue. His entry into ReKTGlobal comes less than a year after leaving officially closing out his work at Dignitas, having served as the General Manager until July 3, 2019. O’Dell had sold the championship-winning organization to Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils owner Harris Blitzer in 2018. Even as he left, Dignitas continued to find success and grow, having just acquired the Clutch Gaming slot in LCS in April 2019.

ReKTGlobal is more than a little thrilled to bring a global talent such as O’Dell into its ranks, as expressed by Co-Founder Amash Shah. “ODEE truly is the esports OG and one the most important people in esports today, so when he became available, we jumped at the opportunity to add him to the team,” said Shah. “His tremendous positive impact on esports is undeniable, and we’re pumped for him to bring his 20 plus years’ of experience in building the industry to ReKTGlobal and Rogue.”’

“Michael is representative of the type of crossover talent with whom we are building ReKTGlobal.,” said Dave Bialek, CEO of ReKTGlobal, speaking to the versatility of O’Dell’s extensive experience. “As comfortable talking game play strategy as he is consulting for brands and corporations, ODEE’s wealth of industry experience instantly makes him a centerpiece of ReKTGlobal and Rogue’s global expansion.”

O’Dell himself sees something in ReKTGlobal that is very much what he wanted out of his next efforts in growing and developing successful business and organization in the world of esports

“Amish and Dave have put something special together that is evolving fast and I cannot wait to help with various aspects of the business,” Michael commented. “For me it was the perfect fit, as the company has big plans and a global perspective.”

As ReKTGlobal continues to grow, they’ve gained a big pick-up in the likes of ODEE. It will be interesting to see what the mind that made Dignitas into a world-wide name does for the likes of Rogue and further ReKTGlobal ventures.


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