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Frank Ng

Frank Ng

 CEO ALLIED ESPORTS ENTERTAINMENT

WHY: Heads one of OC's newest public companies, which runs World Poker Tour and online gaming venues where fans watch esports teams compete.

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RECENT: Went public via 2019 $200M reverse merger, including stock and debt, by Minneapolis-based Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. More virtual events during pandemic, move into shopping centers delayed. Temporary shutdown of its flagship HyperX arena in Las Vegas.

QUOTABLE: Told Business Journal “our refocus on online actually brings a lot more new opportunity that we didn’t have before.”