Former Fortnite executive joins Yuga Labs as CTO

Former Fortnite executive joins Yuga Labs as CTO

Yuga Labs, the company behind the famous Bored Ape NFT collection, has made public its appointment of Mike Seavers as the incoming CTO (Chief Technology Officer). Effective from May 22, Seavers will take over from the current CTO and Co-Founder, Kerem Atalay, who will remain with the company in an advisory role.

Impressive track record

With more than two decades of experience as a technology and product leader, Mike Seavers has a formidable track record. He served as Executive Vice President of Development at Epic Games, where he spearheaded the development teams responsible for Unreal Engine and the Fortnite franchise.

Prior to that, Seavers held the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Riot Games, where he played a crucial role in supporting the development of popular titles like League of Legends and Valorant.

Aside from his extensive gaming background, Seavers has also created innovative platforms for several Fortune 500 companies.

Seavers has expressed his enthusiasm for the new position: “I am absolutely thrilled to join Yuga Labs to help usher in a new era of the internet that impacts the world for the better.”

CEO welcomes Seavers with open arms

Daniel Alegre, the freshly hired CEO of Yuga Labs who happens to also share extensive experience in the gaming industry, has expressed his confidence in Seavers. Daniel stated that he has an exceptional track record of elevating organizations to new heights and shares the company’s vision for the future of the internet.

According to Alegre, Yuga Labs has set its sights on becoming the leading web3 platform for media and entertainment with a strong emphasis on community and social engagement. Seavers’ extensive knowledge of technology and product leadership will be invaluable in helping the company achieve this goal.

Additionally, Alegre expressed satisfaction that Atalay, the current CTO and co-founder, will remain involved as a strategic advisor, leveraging his innovative thinking and technical expertise.

Determined to remain the NFT market leader

Since the company’s inception in April 2021 with its Bored Ape Yacht Club collection, Yuga Labs has been making waves as one of the first companies to grant IP licenses to its NFT holders and secure ownership of other renowned collections like CryptoPunks and Meebits.

Yuga Labs is determined to forge the path for the future of web3 through dynamic storytelling, immersive experiences, and a vibrant community. They firmly believe that unlocking the potential of web3 requires breaking free from conventional restrictions and embracing imagination.

Yuga Labs has attracted a pool of skilled professionals from prominent corporations, including Google, Oculus, Twitter, Apple, Dune Games, Monolith Gaming, WB Gaming, Microsoft, Coinbase, and American Express. With its initiatives, the company endeavors to redefine the practical application of NFTs in the physical world and advance the entire space.

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