Robert Occhialini is the VP of esports Products and Technology for Turner Sports/ELEAGUE. A Turner Sports employee for more than a decade, Occhialini was one of the first employees Turner’s esports initiatives, helping to strategically work through the esports landscape with the Turner Sports senior leadership team, and eventually working on the formation of ELEAGUE, the transformative eSports competitive gaming league that was formed in 2015 and launched in 2016.
In addition to being a member of the leadership team for ELEAGUE, Occhialini is currently responsible for new technology adoption, development and deployment of emerging technologies and new digital products related to the esports market. In this capacity, he led the conception, design and development of the innovative Game Command player experience.
Prior to his career shift into the esports market, Occhialini served as the digital products executive for NBA Digital, managing the portfolio of digital products and services for the NBA in the United States including NBA League Pass and the NBA app across phones, tablets, game consoles, TV connected devices, smart TVs and watches.