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An Interview by Penny Bauder
As part of our series about what’s around the corner for the toy, game, and video game industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Anthony Gaud.
L. Anthony Gaud, CEO and Co-Founder of G3 Esports. Gaud is an Emmy Award-winning entrepreneur and media executive with a 25-year career working with top-level entertainment, gaming and technology companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Comcast, Microsoft Games, Discovery Networks, Hasbro, and Nexon South Korea.
Anthony’s accomplishments encompass $55M in exits, investments and acquisitions for startups that include a free-to-play game development studio, an intellectual property development company, and a children’s VOD and digital platform partnership with Comcast. His projects have won and been nominated for multiple Emmy, Hugo and Pulcinella awards.
In 2020, G3 helped facilitate the first legal esports betting event in New Jersey in conjunction with Allied Esports. The CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) Legend Series tournament took place in September and drew 1.7 million unique viewers.