In Esports we trust: Kevin Chou joined Critical Force board

24.11.2017

Critical Force attracted a new very important board member in November 2017. Kevin Chou is one of the most influential persons in the esports market. He is the founder and CEO of the Korean Silicon Valley Esports (KSV) organization. KSV has acquired the franchising rights for the Overwatch League’s Seoul metropolitan and put together a championship caliber team building around the former Lunatic Hai roster. KSV’s Heroes of the Storm team recently won the World Championship along with the the $500K first place prize at BlizzCon 2017. KSV’s newly formed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) team is currently ranked #1 in the Korean/Japan servers.

Kevin Chou’s earlier venture, the mobile game company Kabam was built from a tiny operation above a dim sum restaurant to a massive 1 billion dollar exit in 2017. Kevin was named as one of the “top 40 under 40” industry players by Fortune magazine in 2014.

“I’m passionate about esports, and Critical Force represents the leader in creating the first possible mobile FPS esports” said Kevin Chou himself. “I expect to work with a global team of people passionate about making great games and taking the right long-term steps to bring competitive FPS experiences to gamers worldwide”.

“We are very pleased to have Kevin to join our board, and we look forward to his contributions” said Veli-Pekka Piirainen, our CEO and Founder. “Kevin is a real veteran and a leader in the game industry worldwide. He led Kabam from founding to a billion dollar company and his experience as an entrepreneur, business leader and now as a founder and CEO of KSV Esports will be invaluable to Critical Force.”

“Critical Force’s mobile esports scene has grown exponentially this year. There’s been a new Critical Ops tournament every week and even bigger events are in the plans. Getting the legendary Kevin Chou to join our board was just the first step. We will be taking even more major steps soon to grow the scene to the next level,” says Veli-Pekka.