Director of Esports Strategic Advisory, Riot Games
Doug Watson is the head of Esports Insights for Riot Games. An alumni of Bentley University, Doug began his career working in consulting and ad tech, helping to drive audience centric analytics through major financial, automotive, and travel companies among others. He joined Riot Games, developers of games including League of Legends and VALORANT and operators of some of the largest esports, 6 years ago.
As the Head of Esports Insights, Doug and his team are responsible for expressing the voice of the player through data, providing expertise in media measurement, and assisting in the product and strategy development of esports. This group works across all of Riot's sports to support its leagues, events, and fan experiences to grow their reach and deliver the best products for fans. As leaders in the esports space, this team also works across industry to create a healthy and sustainable ecosystem for esports to thrive.
When not focusing on esports, Doug can be found skiing, watching hockey, and traveling with his wife Christine and son Rowan.