Paul Wedgwood
Flying Wild Hog/Supernova Capital

Paul’s obsession with games started in 1997 as Clan Leader for team Clan EarthQuakers, winning multiple national tournaments in Team Fortress. One of the first hit mod-makers in 1999, Paul led the team that created Q3F, the #1 free Quake III mod in most major territories, with tournaments worldwide. Paul then became one of the world’s first eSports television presenters and commentators in 2000, with his TV shows ‘Lock n Load’ and ‘Quake Republic’, filming over 300 episodes for two years, completely dedicated to online multiplayer video games. In 2001 Paul Wedgwood founded Splash Damage with the goal of encouraging lifelong friendships by championing team play through competition and collaboration. While under his leadership for seventeen years, Splash Damage contributed multiplayer #1 hits in the Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake, Batman Arkham, Gears of War and Dirty Bomb universes. Paul then founded Fireteam.net, which developed online services for several major hits including Halo: The Master Chief Edition, and founded publisher WarChest, which released original titles such as Rad Soldiers – a worldwide #1 hit in 100 countries on iOS, and Dirty Bomb, which has accumulated over 9 million owners on Steam. His titles and businesses have achieved over 300 awards and nominations, including several Game of the Year, Best Developer of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year awards, before achieving the highly-coveted Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company award for exceptional staff morale in 2017 – the first AAA games studio to
ever do so. Paul served on the board of the UK Interactive Entertainment association for two years, and has lectured worldwide, leading the charge to transform our industry in to one which prioritises the studio culture and the happiness of staff, above all else. Paul has also served as Vice President of game-focused charity, Special Effect, for more than a decade. In 2017, Paul Wedgwood sold Splash Damage in a deal worth up to $160m to Hong Kong listed company Leyou. In 2018, after 17 years at the helm, Paul stepped down as CEO of Splash Damage and founded Supernova Capital LLP, with the goal to build more happy, healthy and profitable studios worldwide. The same year, Supernova Capital made its first acquisition, Flying Wild Hog, the acclaimed developer behind the Shadow Warrior series of games.

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