Partner & Head of Video Games
Ophir Lupu serves as a Partner and the Head of Video Games at leading global talent and entertainment company UTA. Lupu represents many of the world’s most respected and successful game creators and development studios including Ken Levine (Bioshock franchise), Moon Studios (Ori and the Will of the Wisps), Playdead (Limbo, Inside), Counterplay Games (Godfall), Casey Hudson (Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises), Glen Schofield (Deadspace Franchise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3), Giant Sparrow (What Remains of Edith Finch), Panache Digital Games (Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey), Rocketwerkz (DayZ), Squanch Games (Trover Saves the Universe) and Envision Entertainment (Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances, The Settlers), among others.
Lupu has served as financial advisor on the sale of many client studios which include Redemption Games (acquired by AppLovin), Midwinter Entertainment (acquired by Improbable), Jolly (acquired by Riot Games) and Big Huge Games (acquired by Nexon).
Additionally, Lupu oversees UTA’s esports division which represents many of the leading pro esports players and streamers including Pokimane, NICKMERCS, Scump, Swagg, Disguised Toast, Doublelift and many more.
Lupu also is a member of UTA’s investment committee which has invested in over 30 companies including Cloud9, pocket.watch, Masterclass, Patreon and Lyft.
Most recently, Lupu sat on the Board of Directors of Seismic Games (acquired by Niantic).
In 2012, the value of the gaming industry was approximately $53 billion; global box office was about $35 billion; and recorded music about $15 billion. Since then, gaming – which was already worth more than those two industries combined – has grown 200%, while the box office has grown about 22% and recorded music about […]