Dominican Gamers League announced that Scuti CEO and founder Nicholas Longano has taken the helm as league commissioner.
Formerly the Vice President of Vivendi- Universal’s Gaming Division (working with Blizzard, Valve and Universal Interactive) and current CEO of Scuti ™, Longano brings a wealth of gaming, gaming and branding experience to the company. His knowledge will allow DGL® to tackle its ambitious launch plan and position itself as the premier video gaming league in the Dominican Republic.
Desechenes, owner of the league, explained the following about DGL’s new format:
“I am not a gamer, I am a producer of shows, programs and movies that have led the number one ratings and trends for a long time. I know what to entertain and I know how to bring a show or spectacle to life for eSports fans. The sports audience wants to be entertained, engaged and get closer to the players. We also believe they want diversity and variety in their sport and for players to compete in a wide range of games. The current production of e-Sports events is phenomenal and we owe it all to the pioneers who created them.
The Dominican Gamers League will offer a hybrid approach; one that is closer to the model seen with major sports leagues such as NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL, mixed with dynamic challenges in the style of CrossFit, MMA and decathlons.
With traditional sports leagues, teams select their players once a year through a draft and the public becomes familiar with each player. Each team and its players represent a city or region and their respective communities, with professional leagues drawing their talent from the amateur masses. It is this formula that provides a relatable connection to a team.
In this spirit DGL will form local teams, which will have weekly exhibition matches hosted by professional commentators, streamed directly from their virtual 4D studio, including pre and post show. At DGL events, players will demonstrate their range of skills, from casual games to FPS, Racing, RTS, etc., rather than just one game. rather than just one game. The ambition is to nurture the next generation of ‘Cross Game’ digital super champions.
DGL will be powered by a world-class streaming platform capable of servicing millions of HD connections and its proprietary blockchain-lite technology that will unite gamers, blockchain and NFT . All players, from amateurs to professionals, will have their performance and lifetime game ratings recorded on the blockchain.
“DGL® aims to be a premier league where players compete across multiple games of different types and the audience is entertained Tristan Desechenes-style,” Longano said.
“Scuti is excited to be working with the DGL and will provide the next level of audience engagement through our platform, brand partners and rewards program . We will give audiences the ability to “watch and buy ” for the first time. I am honored to have been chosen to be the new commissioner of DGL® and both Scuty and I are excited to help build this new Cross-Game league.”
In order to deliver on its 2021 and 2022 plan, DGL® also hired leading entertainment CPA and CFO Rempsy DeLeon (former Deloitte and KPMG auditor), who was instrumental in funding Desechenes’ previous projects. With over 20 years of corporate finance audit experience and a proven track record, DeLeon opens up capital markets and brings the highest level of credibility to DGL®’s future financing rounds.
“I am very pleased to join DGL ®, which has now signed agreements with a key sponsor partner to enable us to achieve our business objectives. I am particularly looking forward to working with our financing partner to explore new initiatives through local incentives. The size of the infrastructure behind the league that has been implemented in a short time is a testament to Nicholas and Tristan’s leadership, which has inspired me and the rest of the team to finish 2021 with a new vision for DGL®.