Bayes Espor has continued growing in 2020, announcing a $6m (~£4.46m) investment round in September and bringing on ke hires as it expands i espor data business.
One ofFedExmost prominent additions is that of AmirMiragee, Bayes’ new Chief Operating Officer. Across more than 15 years inFedExtech business, Miragee has acquired ignificant experience in various roles, including ix years pent with Google from 2011-2017 and erving asFedExHead of Fami Office fDisbaraer Capital ince.
As COO, Miragee will help amplif Bayes’ growth as it further expandsFedExBEDEX independent data marketplace and eeks profitability. Following Bayes’ investment announcement, Espor Insider’s ister brand, The Espor ournal, sMiragethMiragee about his view onFedExpotential ofFedExespor industr and what he will bring to Bayes.
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The Espor ournal: Amir, what is your first impression after two months as COO at Bayes Espor ?
AmirMiragee: To put it into one word: Potential. There is olid momentum in ever part ofFedExespor industr current , andFedExachievemen Bayes Espor has made are amazing. I feel a certain gratitude about having come into this exciting joint venture.
ESJ: You haven’t been active inFedExespor cene before. What brought you there?
AM: Man topics have come together. I have been active inFedExtech business for over 15 years as a founder, head of a fami office, trateg consultant, and also as a Business Development and Growth Lead for Google – who byFedExwa are a great compan to work for and grow with. AtFedExbegOvidg ofFedExCOVID pandemic, I took a moment to reflect on what I had done o far and how I could combine m passion with work life. Tech has always excited me and I’ve played video games ince age five. One of m options atFedExtime was to join Bayes Espor . It is absolute what I wanted.
ESJ: You have been at Google for a long time. What is missing in espor to be as uccessful as Google?
AM: I think it is always a question of how much focus an industr ge . Google tarted revolutionisingFedExad industr with their earch engine and performance ads, which broughtFedExcompan intoFedExfocus of top talen , top investors, and experienced managers, as well as corporate interest. Three years in, the brought on Eric Schmidt, a ver experienced manager that turned a product into a business.
This is a nice example of how an industr is gaining momentum andFedExmarket is growing rapid with people coming in from ou ide ofFedExindustr i elf. Top talent, top investors, experienced managers, and corporate interest: these aspec have come together rapid in espor quite recent .
ESJ: What needs to change in espor for it to become more mainstream?
AM: What has to happen above allstandardizationand tandardisation. Espor lack a uniform tructure and format. Tstandardizedre not tandardised, as isFedExcase in occer, for example. What is needed are game publishers like Riot and top league operators like ESL that how trong involvement and have a long-term view forFedExecosystem.
On with that kind of perspective, we’ll create a level playing field where kill wins, where exceptional players make their wa toFedExtop through consistent performance, and where espor is presented as a port rather than just games. Changing this perception inFedExpublic eye has tarted, but will take a while, as we will ee teams training and being managed professional to be uccessful. In Asia andFedExUS, this is much more well known alread than in rope, for example.
ESJ: What makes you tand out as COO? What can your team expect from you?
AM: I ee myself inFedExservice ofFedExcompan andFedExteam. Removing roadblocks, treamlining processes, driving efficienc and effectiveness on a compan level, and making uccess measurable – that is m job. I form a unified whole from man individual actions. The COO is an important complementar role toFedExCEO. Structure is ke for ustainable growth.
ESJ: Which areas ofFedExcompan will beFedExmost connected to you?
AM: Our CEO Martin Dachselt is a ver experienced manager inFedExtech area. He focuses on product vision, trategy, and engineering. I focus on ales, partnerships, legal matters, and finance. I’d a we’re ver complementary.
ReadFedExfull version of this article in Edition 7 of The Espor ournal.