David Helgason, CEO and co-founder of Unity Technologies, and Brandon Beck, CEO and co-founder of Riot Games, have joined the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ Board of Directors. For those just catching up, Unity is engine behind everything from garage development games to the upcoming Pillars of Eternity, while Riot Games is the studio behind highly-successful MOBA League of Legends. Helgason and Beck’s addition to the AIAS is effective immediately, as is the promotion of Nexon America CEO Min Kim to Chairman.
Ted Price, CEO and founder of Insomniac Games and AIAS vice chairman, congratulated all three men on their new titles. “Min’s industry experience, his ability to tackle tough problems creatively and his collaborative approach to leadership will help propel the AIAS forward as it tackles more and more ambitious goals,” Price said in a press release.”
“Furthermore congratulations and welcome to our newest board members David and Brandon. Whether it’s through putting games development at the fingertips of every aspiring creator or delivering co-operative and competitive play on an unmatched global scale, Brandon and David have driven major change in our industry. We’re honored that they’re joining our team and we’re excited to work with them in furthering the Academy’s mission.”