Hunter Leigh is currently in his third season as head of esports, where he oversees all esports activities related to the Golden State Warriors, including Golden Guardians, its North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS) affiliate team, and Warriors Gaming Squad, its NBA 2K League affiliate team. Leigh reports directly to Kirk Lacob, vice president of GSW Sports Ventures and assistant general manager of the Golden State Warriors.
Leigh, an esports industry veteran, previously served as head of esports operations for Yahoo Esports, where he helped create rivalry events for University League of Legends (uLoL) and Super Smash Bros. He also worked at Riot Games, the developer and publisher of League of Legends, as the NA LCS product lead, where he helped transition the league to a best of- three schedule, improved player contract protections and helped pave the way for the partnership system. Leigh’s résumé also includes a stint as product and operations manager for ongamers.com, CBS Interactive’s esports site.
Leigh graduated from St. John’s College in 2002.