Avi Bhuiyan is an EVP of Esports at Catalyst Sports & Media. Bhuiyan joins Catalyst from Riot Games, an American video game developer, publisher and esports tournament organizer, where he was an esports official for Riot’s League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS), Riot Games’ flagship North American Esports league. In that position, Bhuiyan was the primary point of contact with NA LCS teams for competitive matters and developed policy, strategy, and operational initiatives during a period of strong growth for the league. Prior to joining Riot Games, Bhuiyan was the founder and editor-in-chief of Esports Guy, a popular esports blog focusing on long-form storytelling about professional esports players. While there, he wrote, edited, designed, and managed the blog’s business operations. As a writer, his pieces have also appeared in other outlets, including ESPN. Bhuiyan holds a B.A. in political science and history from the University of Michigan and a JD from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
TRACK 1 - D/E STUDIO, HOLLYWOOD BALLROOM - Examining League Structure