The Houston Outlaws have found their new president.
The Houston Outlaws announced Chris DeAppolonio as the new president of the organization this morning, according to a tweet from DeAppolonio himself.
I am thrilled to announce my new role as president of the @Outlaws. The brand, team, & staff are dear to me having prior worked on their partnerships & marketing. The future is bright; we have a terrific team & staff paired with the best fans. #AnteUp pic.twitter.com/fSQf9eWeEs
— Chris DeAppolonio (@deapps) August 7, 2019
DeAppolonio previously served as the Executive VP/Partnerships of Infinite Entertainment, which the Outlaws’ current owners, Immortals Gaming Club, purchased earlier this summer to a reported tune of $35M-$45M USD.
In addition to the tweet, DeAppolonio also commented on his new role on his LinkedIn page, saying that he will lead the business and team operations for the Outlaws.
I am extremely excited to announce my new role as president of the Houston Outlaws. Moving forward, I will be leading business and team operations for the Outlaws, one of the most popular teams in the Overwatch League. The brand, players, and staff are near to my heart having worked on partnerships and marketing for the Outlaws over the past 18 months in my previous position. The future is very bright for our team; we have the best fans in the Overwatch League, an undeniably popular and memorable roster of pro players, and an unmatched ability to provide national and local esports promotional opportunities.
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