SimWin Sports has announced former Turner President David Levy as its newest advisory board member and team owner in the metaverse-based virtual sports league.
Currently the Co-CEO and Founder of Horizon Sports & Experiences, Levy will bring knowledge and insights from his experiences across the sports industry to SimWin in his advisory position.
SimWin allows daily fantasy players and esports fans to watch, play, predict, and collect on daily and season-long tournaments, as well as trade, collect, and manage player NFTs.
The metaverse-based sports league offers 24/7 fantasy sports and real-money gaming via a web3 experience. It also sells professional sports franchises as NFTs, to which Levy will own and run the Arizona Roadrunners basketball team and face off against other teams owned by the likes of Magic Johnson, Jerry Rice, and LaMelo Ball.
“The work being done at SimWin is groundbreaking,” commented Levy.
“I’m of course pleased to be able to contribute to the company in its early stages as it continues to expand, but I’m even more excited to be advising on this as a metaverse property. SimWin represents the intersection of my three pillars of interest: sports & entertainment, betting and Web3.
Levy is involved in the worlds of sports betting and gaming too, having made investments in the betting platforms Simplebet, Underdog, and Phenix, as well as helping bring esports to TV through the creation of TBS’ ELeague and other broadcasted esports competitions.
Having spent 32 years at Turner guiding them to sports broadcasting success, Levy will work alongside other expert advisors like Ed Fries, former Head of Microsoft Game Studios; Sheila Marcelo, Founder of ProofofLearn.io and Care.com; and Dick Parsons, former CEO of Time Warner and the LA Clippers, on the SimWin advisory board.
“Levy’s commitment to SimWin as both a team owner and advisory board member shows the confidence he has in us as a company building the future of digital sports,” added David Ortiz, CEO of SimWin.
“David is another wonderful addition to what was already shaping up to be a powerhouse roster of leadership at SimWin, and we’re grateful to have him as an advisor and owner.
“He has helped shape the modern sports media industry, so to have him on board to accelerate the convergence of video games, real-money gaming, and web3 is an honor for all of us here at SimWin.”
Back in October, SimWin appointed Jamie Shea as a non-executive director.