Last week, it was revealed that PUBG Corporation has poached a key executive from Riot Games in order to expand its esports business for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The personnel is Jung Hyun Kwon (권정현), who previously worked as Managing Director of esports at Riot Games, overseeing all matters related to esports for League of Legends.
Now Chief Marketing Officer at PUBG Corp, Kwon is expected to perform the same duties for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Kwon previously worked at EA Korea, Vivendi Korea, Blizzard Korea, before spending 7 years at Riot Games leading the charge to revitalize the local esports industry via League of Legends. A substantial loss for Riot Games indeed!