NICK PHAN JOINS FLYQUEST AS GENERAL MANAGER
Formerly of Immortals, Nick Phan will look to lead the team to success on and off the Rift
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
New York, NY – FlyQuest Sports, an esports organization owned by Fortress Investment Group co-founder and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens, has announced that they have brought on Nicholas Phan to serve as their General Manager. The role was previously held by Ryan Edens, who has transitioned to CEO.
“Nick has a proven track record of success and it is an honor to welcome him to the family.” said FlyQuest CEO Ryan Edens. “He brings a competitive attitude and a great vision of the entire esports scene that will push us to be better day in and day out.”
Phan’s competitive nature stems from his experience as a national level swimmer. He left UCLA and went on to work four years in wealth management before diving into esports. Phan entered esports in 2015 and served as the General Manager for Team Liquid. Most recently he was the General Manager of Immortals.
“I am extremely excited to be a part of the FlyQuest family” said Phan. “They share my passion for the space and only want success for their players and the organization. I will always cherish my time at Immortals but am excited for the future and what lies ahead with FlyQuest.”
Phan will be based in Los Angeles and oversee the growth and development of the FlyQuest NA LCS and Academy Rosters and staff, as well as future progression and expansion into other titles.
About FlyQuest Owner Wes Edens
Wesley R. Edens is a Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Fortress was founded in 1998 and is a $70 billion alternative asset management company with headquarters in New York and offices around the world. Mr. Edens is responsible for the Company’s private equity and publicly traded alternative investment business which invests primarily in Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Healthcare.
Prior to founding Fortress in 1998, Mr. Edens was a partner and managing director of BlackRock Financial Management Inc., where he headed BlackRock Asset Investors, a private equity fund. In addition, Mr. Edens was formerly a partner and managing director of Lehman Brothers.
In 2014, Mr. Edens purchased the Milwaukee Bucks with co-owners Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan.
Mr. Edens received a B.S. in Finance from Oregon State University.