MIAMI, Feb. 27, 2020, Torque Esports Corp. (TSXV: GAME) (OTCQB: MLLLF) is building its leadership expertise with confirmation of a key new leadership appointment – industry veteran Darcy Lorincz as COO.
Reporting to President and CEO Darren Cox, Lorincz is initially focused on integrating the businesses within the Torque Esport Group which includes gaming studio, Eden Games; streaming data analysis experts, Stream Hatchet; esports competition provider, UMG; racing simulator manufacturer, Allinsports, and esports competition promoter and marketing firm, IDEAS+CARS.
Leveraging three decades of experience and leadership as a pioneer in the live event streaming space, Lorincz has been instrumental in bringing UMG gaming into the Torque family.
Additionally, he will focus on the integration of the assets brought together by the impending merger of Torque Esports, Frankly Media, and WinView Games into the new entity – Engine Media.
“We’re thrilled to bring Darcy’s expertise into our organization. His experience in building digital media businesses, delivering tens of thousands of live events in sports and entertainment will be vital for us as Engine Media emerges and grows,” Cox said.
“He will play an essential role in ensuring our brands and companies not only consolidate resources but work together to provide complete end-to-end solutions for brands in the esports marketplace.”
Lorincz’s career highlights have included time with BBC Technology as VP Americas – designing and implementing an international strategy to identify, exploit, distribute, and support software developed at BBC, automating digital broadcast workflows.
He was a pioneer in live streaming as EVP at Global Crossing & SAVVIS (Century Link), Chief Executive Officer at Origin Digital, and as Global Managing Director for Accenture Sports & LIVE OTT.
“The transformation and disruption of media and entertainment continues from early days in sports and television to transformation of college sports, the emergence of action sports, and now esports” said Lorincz
“Today we are living in a digital native world which brings new challenges, opportunities, and experiences centered around competitive gaming. Torque has assembled the unique assets and leadership to take on these challenges, providing the platform and solutions for publishers and brands to leverage on this continuing digital journey.
“I am pleased to join Darren and his team to take on these challenges with this unique set of assets in the gaming entertainment industry.”