YouTube head of gaming Ryan Watt officially announced his resignation on Tuesday, revealing to the public that he would no longer be working with the world-renowned video-sharing platform beginning this February. Thanks, in part, to his leadership as the platform’s former head of gaming, YouTube Gaming has seen more than 250 million daily users, with each year accumulating hundreds of billions of watch time.
In his resignation, Wyatt explained that he’s currently passionate about developing Web3 and blockchain, in general. As such, a new door has opened for his career as the new CEO of Polygon Studios.
It is bittersweet news to share that I am leaving @YouTube.
I have loved every minute of my time here, but it is time for my next endeavor.
I am elated to announce that I will be joining @0xPolygon ($MATIC) as their CEO of Polygon Studios.
Thank you for the memories! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VhQxpqDbFO
— Ryan Wyatt (fwiz.eth) (@Fwiz) January 25, 2022
For the unfamiliar, Polygon Studios is the gaming and NFT sector of the layer-2 network, Polygon. Polygon (MATIC) intends to allocate $100 million to projects started by its subsidiary studio. The firm aims to do several things during its lifetime. For one thing, it wants to start developing decentralized gaming, not to mention that it also wants to draw in more crypto supporters to its NFT ecosystem. Lastly, Polygon wants to establish itself as a capable blockchain for Web3 transition and adoption.
In his goodbye letter, he shares some of his memorable moments during his first day at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, back in 2014. He also expressed his heartfelt thanks to CEO Susan Wojcicki and chief business officer Robert Kyncl for giving him a chance to work for the company eight years ago.
On the other hand, the Twitter account of Polygon Studio welcomed Wyatt into the company.
Please welcome our new CEO to Polygon Studios👋
Welcome @Fwiz to the PS family!
— Polygon Studios (@polygonstudios) January 25, 2022