Mark Warburton has extensive experience in the video games and esports industries within Asia, China and Australia; as well as a background in leading marketing, business development and sales teams for global corporations. He also has experience in online subscription, microtransaction and free-to-play consumer online platform. Mr Warburton held senior management roles and had led the sales, marketing, and launch
preparations across Asia Pacific for now-dominant global esports franchises such as CounterStrike, Overwatch, HearthStone and World of WarCraft. He was also the China and Asia regional director of gaming at Microsoft where he led, developed and optimised business strategy and investment driving the Xbox and Game division in the Asia and ANZ regions. Having lived in Sydney, Shanghai and Singapore, Mr Warburton played pivotal roles in market-entry across Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and China. Within Australia, he has advised on esports strategy for Fox Sports and secured sponsorship for Riot’s League of Legends OPL esports franchise.