Final week, longtime Collegiate Starleague and WorldGaming Community (now CSL Esports) government Wim Shares quietly introduced that he was stepping down as chairman after 11 years in a management function at each organizations.
“After 11 years I’m stepping down as Chairman of CSL & WGN. I’m so happy with what we completed on this still-formative period for esports,” Shares wrote in a put up on LinkedIn.
Shares is a long-time video video games and esports business veteran who has served in government roles at online game corporations since 1990 together with Atari, THQ, a revamped Atari, and lots of others. Shares’ journey into aggressive gaming started in 2010, when he joined Virgin Gaming as its government vice chairman. The corporate would later be renamed to WorldGaming.
In 2016, a yr after WorldGaming was acquired by Cineplex, Shares was named CEO of the corporate and Collegiate StarLeague. In September, each corporations had been acquired once more by Playfly Sports activities and Shares was named chairman.
In November the 2 corporations’ property had been mixed to create CSL Esports and former Nerd Avenue Gamer COO Rob Johnson was employed as its new CEO. WorldGaming’s enterprise can be shut down, Playfly Sports activities introduced on the time.
Shares didn’t point out what his plans are post-CSL Esports, however The Esports Observer will proceed to comply with this story because it develops.