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Gaming and esports industry legend David Yarnton joins Kinguin to drive next chapter of growth

Kinguin is proud to announce that renowned games industry veteran David Yarnton has joined us in the newly created role of Partner & Chief of Business Development. David brings a wealth of experience from the esports and games industry, having previously worked at Nintendo, Edge Esports, UKIE, and the British Esports Association.

In his new role as Partner & Chief of Business Development, David will be tasked with driving Kinguin to new heights. He will act as Kinguin’s representative in front of various governments and NGOs globally and, as the main liaison for gaming and esports. He plans to uncover new business opportunities to continue the universal growth of Kinguin.

New Partner & Chief of Business Development, David Yarnton said: “Kinguin has seen tremendous growth over the last few years and I am looking forward to helping it continue on that trajectory. As Chairman of UKIE’s Esports Sub-Group and a Board Adviser to BESA, two organisations devoted to growing and developing UK talent and business, I believe Kinguin should be rightfully recognised as one of the global shining stars in esports and video games. I am very pleased to come on-board as a team member of Kinguin and look forward to working alongside Founder, Viktor, and the Kinguin team, in growing the business globally.”

Viktor Romaniuk Wanli, Founder of Kinguin said, “I’m personally thrilled with David joining our team as a Partner and Chief of Business Development. His vast executive and global business experience will play a major role in further scaling our capabilities, improving the efficiency of our business structures and opening new markets for Kinguin.”

David brings with him over 30 years of video gaming experience, having started working in the industry in 1986 in Australia as Sales & Marketing Director of a company selling 8 bit consoles and Nintendo Game & Watch handheld consoles. David was a Non-Executive Director of Gfinity helping them list on the London Stock Exchange in 2014 and prior to that worked for Nintendo for over 17 years, most recently as General Manager of UK & ROI and for 10 years Vice Chairman of UKIE, the only trade body for the UK's wider games and interactive entertainment industry. David also has spoken on developing esports and technology at conferences all around the world.