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Nexplay appoints Miguel Bernas as startup’s new president, co-founder

Singapore – Nexplay, a regional esports and technology startup, has appointed Miguel Bernas, one of its early investors, as its newest president and co-founder, where he will be leading the startup’s strategy and corporate governance, as well as spearhead fundraising as the company moves towards its Series A investment round.

Bringing into the startup over 25 years of global media industry experience, he has worked with some of the world’s known media brands such as television networks MTV, CNBC, Singapore’s Mediacorp, and digital media Yahoo. In addition, he has also led marketing teams in global and the Asia-Pacific roles at Nokia, Singtel and PayPal.

Speaking about his appointment, Bernas said, “The games industry is at an inflection point. Aside from further expanding our esports ecosystem, we also plan to venture into the high-growth area of Web3.0, NFTs and blockchain gaming. In the same way that games leaped from arcades to the home, from desktop devices to mobile handsets and from offline to online, blockchain technology will be the next revolution in gaming.”

Nexplay is looking to bolster its esports ecosystem and enhance its professional esports teams and content creator offerings to brands and advertisers.

Meanwhile, Gabriel Benito, CEO and founder of Nexplay, commented, “[Bernas] has been part of our team, backing us when all we had was a prototype and being one of our earliest investors. To have him step up into a more active role and bring his global media experience to Nexplay will be a huge benefit to the team.”