G4’s Hopkins to Head Gaming League

Dale Hopkins, formerly chief operating officer of the gaming-themed G4 cable network, was named CEO and commissioner of the Championship Gaming Series.

Andy Reif stepped down as head of the video-game league, which is backed by DirecTV.

CGS completed its season late last month, with the Birmingham Salvo topping the San Francisco Optx in the World Final Championship. The league pays gamers to compete for various regional teams around the world.

CGS thanked Reif, formerly COO of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, “for his dedication and hard work in launching the company.”

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.