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Carlos Rodriguez

Founder & CEO
G2 Esports

Biography - Carlos 'ocelote' Rodriguez

Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez is a former legendary esports competitor turned entrepreneur and successful CEO. Born in 1990 in Madrid, Spain, he came to prominence in esports as a professional World of Warcraft, and later League of Legends player from 2006 to 2014, competing and placing highly in international tournaments across the globe. As a player he was known for explosive plays, fierce talk, fashionable scarves, and a firm belief that in esports - just like in life - you don’t wait for things, but simply make them happen. In early 2014 Carlos retired from professional play and established an esports organization, Gamers2, leading them as founder and coach to qualify for the European League of Legends Championship Series only a year later. After rebranding to G2 Esports in 2015, Carlos has lead the team to dominating success in League of Legends, CS:GO, Rocket League, and Hearthstone. As CEO of G2 Esports, he has grown the highly decorated brand to business success, driven by his accomplishments with industry leading sponsorship deals, production and sales of merchandising, and securing multi-million dollar funding deals. Business leaders and people that have worked with Carlos recognize him as an inspiring leader with the ambition to revolutionize the entertainment industry as a whole. When not focused on his business and personal development, Carlos’ spends his free time with his wife and son, and his online community, to whom he feels in debt with after having supported him for more than a decade.

Tuesday, November 13

ROUNDTABLE SESSION

The Esports Ecosystem: Building the Esports Economy

Moderator: Ben Fischer, Staff Writer, Sports Business Journal
Daniel Cherry, CMO, Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues
Jason Lake, Founder & CEO, Complexity Gaming
Nathan Lindberg, Director, Global Esports Sponsorships, Twitch
Nicola Piggott, Co-Founder, The Story Mob
Carlos Rodriguez, Founder & CEO, G2 Esports