Bored Apes’ ‘Yuga Labs’ Appoints Former Activision Blizzard President Daniel Alegre as CEO
Yuga Labs, the parent company behind the infamous @BoredApeYachtClub, announced on Monday that they plan to bring Daniel Alegre, former President and COO of gaming giant @ActivisionBlizzard as the new CEO of @YugaLabs.
The news comes less than 72 hours after it was announced that Daniel was stepping down from his position as President and COO of Activision Blizzard, leaving the gaming community curious about his next venture.
“We have a clear vision of how Yuga can continue to lead in web3, and we’re unshakeable in our conviction of how NFTs will reinvigorate the gaming, entertainment, and lifestyle industries while opening up a space of possibility we can’t conceive of yet (though we are starting to),” the company said in a statement.
Daniel has helped build an insane portfolio for the gaming giant, including World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Diablo, Overwatch, and Candy Crush. He also spent 16 years at Google, where he spent a great deal of his time as President of Global and Strategic Partnerships.
“When it comes to the metaverse, we’re competing with giants. In order to catapult Otherside and our other ambitious projects to new heights, we’ve known for a long time we wanted to bring in someone with a proven track record of building at the highest possible level.”
The BAYC community seems to be happy with the new appointment. Do you think the Bored Apes will be seen in a global game sometime in the near future? Let us know in the comments below. 👇🏽