The following was sent as a press release to Inven Global.
Esports organization and North American League Championship Series (LCS) franchisee, FlyQuest, today announced that Brian Anderson, former co-CEO of Beastcoast Gaming, has been named Chief Executive Officer of FlyQuest.
As CEO, Anderson will work closely with FlyQuest’s newly appointed President and Chief Gaming Officer Chris “PapaSmithy” Smith to grow the organization from both a competitive and commercial standpoint, while continuing to uphold FlyQuest's mission-driven culture.
Anderson joined Beastcoast in 2019, where he most recently served as co-CEO, building teams in several top esports titles, including the most successful active team in the Dota 2 South American competitive community. He helped grow Beastcoast’s presence in Rainbow Six Siege, as well as the wider fighting game community, and supported the organization’s diverse roster of players, streamers, and content creators.
“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 and look forward to watching him execute his vision.” said FlyQuest owner Michael Viola.
"I am beyond excited to help usher in the new era of FlyQuest. As a League of Legends fan and player since the game's inception, I look forward to building the organization into a competitive juggernaut, while growing the business and our community,” said Anderson. “Our fans are at the core of everything we do, and we intend to provide them a best-in-class experience, and an exceptional product on and off the rift.”
The announcement comes as former FlyQuest CEO Michael Choi departs the organization to pursue a new opportunity.
“Michael’s contributions to FlyQuest over the last four years have made a tremendous impact on the organization and leave the company with a solid foundation for future growth. We wish him continued success in his next chapter,” said Viola.