Ryan Wyatt, YouTube’s Head of Gaming will officially end his tenure at Google next month. The former Esports commentator will be joining Polygon as the CEO of Polygon Studios. Wyatt has led the division since he was 27, and the results speak for themselves.
For instance, YouTube Gaming now drives hundreds of billions of gaming watch time per year. Therefore, it is no surprise that this move has sparked optimism for the Polygon community and also the larger blockchain community.
Wyatt will lead various important initiatives as he kicks off his journey in Polygon Studios. Essentially, he will be overseeing investment, marketing, and developer support. By transitioning from Google to Polygon, he will be a great candidate to develop the bridge between Web2 and Web3, further developing the Polygon ecosystem.
YouTube’s Head of Gaming to Polygon Studio’s CEO
Wyatt will lead Polygon Studios in various business sectors that are similar to his days as YouTube’s Head of Gaming. These sectors include gaming, entertainment, fashion, news, sports, and others. The rich experience and intangible values from the international conglomerate will undoubtedly launch Polygon to the next level.
Polygon launched its new studios in mid-2021 to focus on NFTs and gaming in particular. Since then, it has been pretty active in the space, increasing its gaming projects and partnering with large brands within the blockchain space.
At the moment, Polygon Studios has plenty of room to grow in comparison to some of the larger gaming projects in the NFT space. Polygon ($MATIC) also announced plans to invest big into the studios. Hence, onboarding a heavyweight like Ryan Wyatt can very well signal exciting days ahead for Polygon.