Stephen is passionate about the intersection of video, games and the communities they form. He was formerly one of the best gamers in the world; competing at the highest levels in League of Legends for almost five years. He played with storied teams Counter Logic Gaming and Evil Geniuses, where his team placed third in the world championship. He also lead the creation of standardizing player contracts for esports players which are now being used by thousands of players and is a respected figure in the esports industry.
Recently, Stephen was at Facebook where he lead the development of Facebooks Gaming Video & Community strategy; garnering the support of the Facebook’s executive team to re-invest in games at Facebook.
After 2.5 years, Stephen is now pursuing new ventures and continues to advise start ups that cross the intersections of gaming, media and technology- currently working closely with Repable; a data intelligence and optimization platform the gaming industry and Vibby; empowering viewers to share the best moments of any video, whilst protecting the rights of IP owners.