Infinite Reality Chief Gaming Officer Michael O’Dell announced Thursday on social media that he was “let go” by the company and is looking for new opportunities. It appears that the news was a surprise to O’Dell, judging by his public comment on LinkedIn.
O’Dell joined ReKTGlobal in July 2019 as chief gaming officer, a role he stayed in until this week, transitioning to Infinite Reality when ReKTGlobal was acquired by the company in an all-stock deal (valued at $470M USD) in July of 2022. O’Dell focused his efforts on Call of Duty League team London Royal Ravens and KOI Esports.
O’Dell, considered an “OG” in the esports scene both as a player and an executive, is best known as the founder of Dignitas (which was later sold to Philadelphia 76ers parent Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment in 2016), an organization he spent more than 15 years at in various leadership roles.
In addition to O’Dell, London Royal Ravens announced via social media that it had ended its relationship with content creators Jukeyz and lMAngelikaa, who spent more than two years at the organization creating Warzone content.
The Esports Advocate reached out to O’Dell, but he declined to comment on his exit. A spokesperson for Infinite Reality also declined to comment on O’Dell, Jukeyz, and lMAngelikaa being let go, or if these cuts were part of a broader layoff.