The Business of Esports team brings together a group of people who are all passionate about gaming, but also understand the business behind it.
Paul “Maniac” Dawalibi
Paul Dawalibi is currently the CEO of Conquest and CEO of Obsidian Ventures. In his role at Conquest, he’s building the world’s first marketing and creative agency focused exclusively on the esports/gaming opportunity. It is the cornerstone of a broad thesis on the rise of esports, which is his current investment focus at Obsidian Ventures. As an investor, operator and entrepreneur, Paul has invested across the technology spectrum over the last decade, founded and built companies, and always been ahead of the trends.
He is an accomplished speaker, writer and is never afraid to speak his mind. With the launch of this blog and podcast, Paul is focused on helping people to understand the massive esports opportunity.
Paul is an MIT MBA, avid gamer, race car driver, and lover of all things tech/startup.
William “Aedaen” Collis
William Collis graduated Amherst College cum laude and Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar. He has worked for the Boston Consulting Group, Hasbro, and the Institute for Strategic Leadership in Tokyo. He co-founded Gamer Sensei, the world’s largest esports coaching platform backed by over $6M in venture capital. He then became co-owner of Team Genji, the #1 Hearthstone pro team in the world.
William is currently Scholar of Esports at Becker College, and also holds the title of Professor of Esports at Emerson College.
Arda “Vocal” Ocal
Arda Ocal is a broadcaster based in New York City. His resume includes ESPN, NBC Sports, MSG Networks, WWE, Weather Network, theScore and others.
He has provided hosting and commentary for NHL hockey, world championships boxing bouts. He has anchored the ESPN esports desk several times and is the play by play voice of the NHL Gaming World Championships.