MLG Executive Team

Steve Bornstein – Chairman

Steve Bornstein brings over 30 years of experience in sports entertainment to Activision Blizzard Media Networks and was an early pioneer in helping shape the way the world follows sports. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Media for the NFL Network and before that as Chairman, President and CEO of ESPN.

Pete Vlastelica - President and CEO

Pete Vlastelica is President and CEO of Major League Gaming (MLG), a division of Activision Blizzard devoted to creating the best esports experiences for fans across games, platforms and geographies. Prior to MLG, Vlastelica was the Executive Vice President of Digital at FOX Sports, where he focused on content and product development, social media, technology, and creation of multi-platform content properties, including the Emmy-award winning “Garbage Time with Katie Nolan.” He directed the growth of FOXSports.com and the mobile app FOX Sports Go, where he oversaw the streaming of thousands of live sporting events, including Super Bowl XLVIII, which set a new internet record for streaming viewers for a sporting event. Recognized for his influence in the sports media industry, Vlastelica is a member of Sports Business Journal’s prestigious “Forty Under 40” Class of 2014. Vlastelica earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Stanford.

Michael Sepso – Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Media Networks

Mike is Senior Vice President of Activision Blizzard where he runs Media Networks, a division devoted to creating the best esports experiences for fans across games, platforms and geographies. Prior to joining Activision Blizzard, Mike was the co-founder and president of Major League Gaming (MLG), a global leader in esports, focusing on strategy, key partnerships, corporate development and overseeing all product and technology development, including the launch of MLG.TV.

Sundance DiGiovanni - Co-Founder and Vice President, Brands & Content

Sundance is a seasoned executive, recognized thought leader in video game culture, and veteran creative director with more than 18 years of experience in the media, technology and video game industries. He co-founded MLG in 2002 with Mike Sepso, with the goal of creating a company that would reflect both his lifelong passion for gaming and his deeply competitive nature. Sundance currently serves as the CEO of MLG, focuseing on the long-term growth of competitive video gaming and the various distribution channels that are helping to bring this burgeoning sport to an ever-growing community. Prior to co-founding MLG, Sundance was Worldwide Creative director at Gotham Broadband, a broadband media pioneer. He is a veteran creative executive and has worked closely with a wide variety of brands, including AOL Time Warner, DirecTV, Sony, Pfizer, Nortel Networks, and Sprint.

Pavel Murnikov - Vice President, Technology

Adam Apicella - Sr Director League Operations

Adam runs MLG’s day-to-day operations. Working with the Commissioner, he oversees the rules, regulations and schedule for competitions, and is responsible for venue procurement, staffing, and player logistics. At Live Competitions, he manages hundreds of staff to ensure the smooth registration and play-through of thousands of competitors. He also works closely with Client Services to manage the onsite activation of MLG's sponsors. He has been with MLG since 2003, and worked with the founders on the League's inaugural Season. Adam graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Sports Management and minors in Political Science and Business Administration.