Hear Founder Story of Mike Sepso ’94, Co-founder of Major League Gaming
In 2002, Mike Sepso’94 co-founded Major League Gaming, transforming the way people play and experience online gaming all around the world. From the first ever televised eSports competition in 2006 to the creation of the first pro gaming circuit of players in North America, MLG has been a leading force in the development of the global eSports industry. Activision Blizzard, the studio behind Destiny, Call of Duty and Hearthstone, acquired MLG for $46 million in January 2016. Mike currently runs Activision Blizzard Media Networks, a division he launched, devoted to creating the best esports experiences for fans across games, platforms and geographies.
Please join the Blank Center on Friday, March 2 at 11am in the Blank Center, in welcoming Mike back to campus for Founder Friday, where he will share his incredible story, the lessons learned on his unique entrepreneurial journey and what’s next for eSports.
About Mike Sepso
Co-founder, Major League Gaming
Senior Vice President, Activision Blizzard
Mike Sepso is Senior Vice President of Activision Blizzard Media Networks, a division he launched with Steve Bornstein, devoted to creating the best esports experiences for fans across games, platforms and geographies.
With a focus on global strategy and brand partnerships across the Activision Blizzard portfolio, Mike continues to build on his experience as a pioneer in the commercialization of esports properties.
While managing the larger partnerships in the portfolio; including HP and Intel, Mike provides valuable insights into sales and distribution gleaned from his early history launching the first professional gaming league in North America.
Prior to joining Activision Blizzard, Mike was the co-founder and president of Major League Gaming (MLG), a global leader in esports. Mike launched MLG with co-founder Sundance DiGiovanni in 2002 and over the past 14 years has been a leading force in the development of the global esports industry.
In addition to signing the first major non-endemic sponsors; including Dr. Pepper, Old Spice, and Boost Mobile, Mike launched the first professional gaming circuit in North America and co-created and executive produced the first esports television series on USA Networks in 2006.
Prior to founding MLG, Mike was co-founder and co-CEO of Gotham Broadband, an early innovator in the broadband content and video streaming industry. He also launched a digital startup incubator and has been a proponent of the tech startup community in New York City for 20 years as an entrepreneur, investor, advisor and mentor.
Mike is a graduate of Babson College with a bachelor of science in management and has been a resident of New York City for 23 years.
See you on Friday, March 2 at 11am in the Blank Center co-working space!