Team Dignitas, recently acquired alongside Apex Gaming by NBA franchise Philadelphia 76ers, have appointed Jonathan Kemp, a veteran of the game industry, as their new Chief Executive Officer.
“It is my goal to ensure that we continue to field winning teams and that we work closely with the passionate Team Dignitas fans,” said Kemp in a press release. “I look forward to working with Michael O’Dell and Michael Slan on the team side and collaborating with the Philadelphia 76ers and Greg Richardson on strategy and business operations. With our combination of player and executive talent, a legendary team, and the support, infrastructure and connections of the Philadelphia 76ers and their ownership group, I am confident we will be successful together.”
With more than 20 years of experience, Kemp was, among others, Chief Operating Officer for game publisher Eidos, where he helped publishing titles such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Hitman. He also was responsible for the creation of gaming content at the 2012 London Olympics.
“Jonathan’s background is tailor-made for success in eSports,” said Greg Richardson, Chairman of Team Dignitas. “His experience with the London Olympics and Wasps Rugby Football Club gives him a keen insight into the sports world. The depth of his experience in games connects him to our fans and our partners and his track record in working with the world’s top brands will accelerate our business.”
Dignitas currently have teams on League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and Smite.
Cover photo courtesy of Team Dignitas