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Esports Icon Michael O’Dell Named Chief Gaming Officer at ReKT Global

by Liana Ruppert

ReKT Global, parent company of Rogue, continues to grow and expand in the gaming scope, particularly in that of Esports. That growth continues as the company announces Michael “ODEE” O’Dell has officially been named the Chief Gaming Officer of the brand. 

O’Dell first made a name for himself when he founded Dignitas in 2003 and from there, he built an empire. His new role will take that same aspiring vision as he works with the brand with big names in the space such as Riot Games, Rogue, and Greenlit Content. New partnerships, new ground covered, new sponsorships, and so much more lies on the horizon for O’Dell’s contributions to ReKT. 

“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 Amish Shah, co-founder of ReKTGlobal. “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.”

The CEO also had a few kind words to say about their latest addition:

“Michael is representative of the type of crossover talent with whom we are building ReKTGlobal.,” said Dave Bialek, CEO of ReKTGlobal. “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 couldn’t be happier with the move as well as he gushes about their vision and his own method of thought towards the Esports space: 


“I am extremely excited to join ReKTGlobal.,” commented O’Dell. “The vision they have is exactly what I was looking for as I continue to help build esports and more. Amish and Dave have put something special together that is evolving fast and I cannot wait to help with various aspects of the business.,” he continued. “For me it was the perfect fit, as the company has big plans and a global perspective. I am absolutely buzzing I cannot wait to get to work with such an inspiring group of people.”

Liana Ruppert

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!