January 29, 2023

Juan Kabayan

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Former Beastcoast co-CEO joins FlyQuest its new CEO

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North American esports organisation FlyQuest has appointed Brian Anderson as its new CEO. Prior to joining FlyQuest, Anderson was a co-CEO of fellow North American organisation Beastcoast.

FlyQuest noted that Anderson will be key to growing the company from both a commercial and competitive standpoint. FlyQuest mentioned in the release that the organisation’s current CEO, Michael Choi, has departed the company to pursue other opportunities.

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The news comes just a short time after FlyQuest appointed Chris ‘PapaSmithy’ Smith as the company’s new President and Chief Gaming Officer. Moreover, FlyQuest was recently acquired by the owners of NHL franchise Florida Panthers. The organisation is perhaps most known for its positive approach towards competing and its focus on sustainability and being eco-friendly.

FlyQuest currently fields teams in the LCS, North America’s top-flight League of Legends division, and in Super Smash Bros. It’s largest success came in 2020 when the organisation qualified for the League of Legends World Championships.

Anderson joined Beastcoast, an American esports organisation most known for its Dota 2 team, in 2019. He first worked as CFO and President, and then took the position of co-CEO for the remainder of his time at the company. Prior to working in esports, Anderson held various positions in investment banking and finance.

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Brian Anderson will replace Michael Choi as the company’s CEO. Choi, joined the company in 2019, however, he was only recently promoted to CEO in June 2022.

FlyQuest Owner Michael Viola, commented: “Brian’s experience building an esports organization will be beneficial in growing and developing FlyQuest’s business and competitive operations.

“His passion for the space, and deep understanding of the community, will have an immediate impact on the franchise and will resonate with our staff, players, and fans alike. We are thrilled to have Brian on board.”

Ivan Šimić

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Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.