Sky Mavis recruits a former Pokémon GO manager

The experienced name who has worked at companies such as Niantic, Microsoft, and Facebook will now work for Sky Mavis.
The experienced name of Pokémon Go is now in Axie Infinity.

Sky Mavis has appointed former Niantic product lead Philip La as Game Product Lead for Axie Infinity. Phillip La has over ten years of product management experience and will now use this experience for Sky Mavis.

Philip La was working for Pokémon GO while he was at Niantic. Having been Pokémon GO’s Product Manager, La ran operations on various issues such as new feature development and content production. The experienced name also worked at large companies such as Microsoft and Facebook before Niantic.

At Axie Infinity, La will be responsible for managing the game economy and roadmap. He will also oversee the production of Origin and Land. On the subject, La says:

“I’m excited to join Sky Mavis in this early phase where they’ve already experienced tremendous growth, and are on a trajectory to reach the vision of creating a digital nation. I’m looking forward to playing a role in evolving the innovative gameplay of Axie Infinity, which incorporates the unique components of blockchain technology and collective ownership, in addition to lovable creatures!”

Philip La

Sky Mavis’ Co-Founder and Growth Lead Jeff Zirlin made the following comments:

“We’re ecstatic to welcome Phil to the team and community, especially ahead of our Origin launch. He combines a deep understanding of our current community and their needs as battlers, collectors, and builders with an understanding of the preferences of mainstream gamers.”

Last October, Sky Mavis received an investment of approximately 150 million dollars. The power of Axie Infinity is increasing day by day. Phillip La seems like a good choice for Axie Infinity, especially with his experience in Pokémon GO. The Axies in the game do indeed look like Pokémons.

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