JAMIE KING

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ESPORTS

Jamie is a legendary video game producer and creator of interactive entertainment. Born and educated in London, England, in 1995 Jamie raised finance for his first company, Chrome Video Productions, a music video production company representing twelve directors. In 1996, he joined BMG Interactive to work on video games before moving to New York in 1997 and joining Take Two Interactive Software (TTWO) During his tenure, he co-founded Rockstar Games, and held the title of VP of Development for Rockstar and Director of Development for Take Two. Between 1997 and 2006, Jamie worked on the design, production and publishing of 80+ video games across all platforms. Most notable games and franchises include Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, Midnight Club, Bully, Warriors and Red Dead. As a co-founder of Rockstar Games, Jamie was awarded a group BAFTA for his lifetime achievement in video games.

In 2007, Jamie raised slate financing for 4mm Games, acting as Chief Creative Officer, developing Def Jam Rapstar for next-gen consoles, Dog Show Friends for Facebook and several F2P action / sports titles running on Unity. Since 2012, Jamie has been an independent contractor, focused on esports, mobile games, and experiential marketing. Specializing in creative strategy and execution, Jamie headed up the gaming division at SA Studios Global, working with clients that included Machinima, The Gamer Agency, Microsoft and Major League Soccer. Jamie is currently Executive Vice President Esports at Engine Shop.