MIAMI, August 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Motorsport Games Inc. (NASDAQ: MSGM) (“Motorsport games” or the “Company”), a leading racing game developer, publisher and provider of official motorsport racing series esports ecosystems across the world, today announces the addition of Peter Moore, Leader of the gaming, entertainment and consumer industry for 30 years on its board of directors. Former Managing Director of Liverpool Football Club (âLFCâ) – where he was named Premier League CEO of the Year – Moore is currently Senior Vice President and General Manager Sports and Live Entertainment at Unity Technologies. Moore’s directorial seat at Motorsport Games will give him the opportunity to bring his professional experiences in sports and games to bear with his personal passions for motorsports and cars.
In his current role at Unity Technologies, the world’s leading game engine developer, Moore is responsible for the growth of its sports and entertainment divisions. Previously at LFC, he was responsible for all of its business areas, commercial and operational – reporting directly to LFC, Fenway Sports Group. In his three seasons with Liverpool, the LFC life fan was not only named Premier League CEO of the Year, but also helped his home side win their first Premier League championship in 30 years in the Premier League. LFC 2019-2020 season. Moore previously led EA’s Competitive Gaming division – bringing new global competitions for EA franchises such as FIFA, Madden NFL and Battlefield to life – while also holding the titles of President at EA Sports and COO at EA, a position previously held by John Schappert, who is currently on Motorsport Games’ advisory board to the CEO of the company. In addition, prior to that, he held senior positions as Vice President of Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, President and COO of SEGA of America and Senior Vice President of Marketing at Reebok International Ltd. Moore is also currently a member of the Cool Games Board of Directors.
âJoining the Motorsport Games Board of Directors during this exciting time in the company’s trajectory is an extremely exciting endeavor,â said Peter Moore, Executive Vice President / General Manager of Sports and Live Entertainment at Unity Technologies. âFrom the outside, I have seen the company expand its presence in the world of esports and racing. I look forward to bringing my experience to the table to help the business in new and innovative ways. Racing fans will want to keep an eye out for the Motorsport Games which continue to disrupt the industry. “
This news comes during a year of significant growth in Motorsport Games’ footprint in the racing games industry. Earlier this year, the company announced the acquisition of Studio 397 and KartKraft to further enhance its graphics capabilities and esport development. The acquisition of Studio 397 and the integration of its rFactor 2 technology has sparked excitement around this year’s NASCAR 21: Ignition title, which will be available on October 28, 2021 (with pre-orders starting on August 12, 2021, for Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and PC via the Steam store). In addition, earlier this year Motorsport Games announced partnerships with INDYCAR and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (“ACO”), the creators and organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the organizer and promoter of the World Championship. ‘FIA Endurance (“FIA WEC”), to bring all new game titles to the market in 2023.
âMotorsport Games is delighted to welcome Peter to our distinguished Board of Directors. We look forward to benefiting from his wealth of knowledge and experience as the company grows within the racing and gaming industry â, said Dmitry Kozko, CEO of Motorsport Games. “This announcement continues to build on the momentum of the major acquisitions we made this year and including future NASCAR and INDYCAR titles that we look forward to our fans getting their hands on.”
Moore will take the seat from Rob Dyrdek, who is stepping down from the company’s board of directors. Dyrdek will remain involved with the company as a member of the CEO’s advisory board, where he will continue to leverage his media rights expertise.
The Motorsport Games Board of Directors is made up of leaders from the world of racing, gaming and business. Already rich in diverse backgrounds in the fields of law, finance, media and motorsport, the board of directors will now be able to draw on Moore’s decades of experience in esports and gaming. In addition to Dmitry Kozko, CEO and Executive Chairman of Motorsport Games, the board includes Neil anderson, former lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Francesco Piovanetti, CEO and Director of Arco Capital Corporation, Ltd. and Arco Global Management LLC and James William Allen, President of Motorsport Network. Moore will serve as an independent member of the board, and the board will continue to have a majority of independent directors.
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About Motorsport Games:
Motorsport Games, a Motorsport Network company, combines innovative and engaging video games with exciting esports competitions and content for racing fans and gamers around the world. The Company is the developer and publisher of officially licensed video games for iconic motorsport racing series including NASCAR, INDYCAR, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the British Touring Car Championship (âBTCCâ). Motorsport Games is an award-winning esports partner of choice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Formula E, BTCC, FIA World Rallycross Championship and eNASCAR Heat Pro League, among others.
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