Rockstar cofounder Jamie King joins Leap as adviser

by | Sep 16, 2022 | Technology

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Leap is a next-generation sports-discovery and endorsement platform. And today the company said it has appointed Rockstar Games cofounder Jamie King to serve as an advisory board member.

As an official member of the advisory board, King will leverage his experience and expertise in the gaming industry and product development to support Leap’s upcoming platform launch, grow Leap’s global community, and serve as spokesperson and evangelist for the company.

This isn’t our usual kind of story. But it’s interesting to see how King’s expertise in games can be useful outside of gaming. Leap plans to use blockchain’s decentralization to democratize sports and how athletes get noticed. It has created a gamified experience where athletes can compete for attention.

“I’m just proud to be advising a venture that really wants to do good and give a leg up to all the kids around the world, especially those kids who are don’t necessarily have the same opportunities we have here in a country like America,” King said.

The mobile gaming industry’s meteoric rise in recent years culminated in 2021 with the generation of $93.2 billion, more than both the recorded music and box office industries combined. To keep the growth going, folks like King think we need blockchain and Web3 ecosystem.

Conversely, Web 3 companies looking to shake things up could benefit from the expertise of gaming industry veterans. …

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