Since Tyler Schrodt founded the Electronic Gaming Federation in 2013, it has become one of the country’s leading scholastic esports leagues to high school and college students. At the nexus of a sanctioning body in the traditional sports and cutting-edge media, EGF now operates high school leagues in 13 states, and is building the definitive formalized esports league for Division 1 colleges and universities, including The Ohio State University.
Under Tyler’s leadership, EGF operates its esports leagues while taking responsibility for monetizing member schools’ commercial rights through its in-house agency, called EGFA. With key business, marketing, and business partners – including Gravity (a member of the Dentsu Aegis Network), Arent Fox LLP, and Loeb and Loeb LLP – EGF is working on developing a commercial rights and licensing plan with Phoenicia Sport and Entertainment.
Tyler also has committed EGF to become a proponent of positive mental health development. He serves on the board of Rise Above the Disorder, a non-profit organization dedicated to making mental health care accessible to everyone.
Tyler, originally from Alden, New York, holds a bachelor’s of science degree in finance and international business and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. In his free time, Tyler plays CS: GO, PUBG, and indie RPGs, and studies sports history.