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David Higdon

Global Head, Communications, Esports, Riot Games

David Higdon has served in global leadership roles for a number of organizations including Riot Games (esports), LPGA Tour (women’s golf), ATP Tour (men’s tennis), NASCAR, and Champ Car World Series (open-wheel racing). His move into sports business followed more than a decade working as a journalist, highlighted by his coverage of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, Track & Field, and other sports for The New York Times, Tennis, and ESPN The Magazine. Higdon currently serves as Global Head of Communications, Esports for Riot Games, the publisher of League of Legends. He joined Riot in 2018 to amplify storytelling around its global tournaments (World Championship, Mid-Season Invitational, and All-Star Event) as well as its 13 global leagues, teams, players, and partners such as Louis Vuitton, Mastercard, NIKE, State Farm, and Red Bull.