Michael Sherman is the college esports lead at Riot Games after emerging as a community leader among college esports student organizers. As an engineering student at University of Texas at Dallas, he would compete in League of Legends college events with his roommates. After being a participant, he joined IvyLoL, a student organization running League of Legends college events, and went on to lead operations and business development. He helped the group reach 300 active schools before becoming an intern on college League of Legends at Riot Games in 2014. He accepted a full time position soon after completing his internship. Prior to Riot, the Houston native interned at Texas Instruments in automotive safety engineering for four years.