Angel Munoz [moon-YOHZ] is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mass Luminosity, a social & experiential marketing and technology development company.

On January 29, 2014, Angel Munoz launched GTribe, a next-generation social media network focused primarily on tech savvy gamers and technology enthusiasts. Angel Munoz is GTribe's President and Creative Director.

BACKGROUND

Born in New York City, Angel Munoz became a stockbroker in 1985. In 1990 he launched New World Investments, a boutique investment firm specializing in emerging technologies. In 1995 he sold it and entered the interactive entertainment industry.

On December 1, 1995, Munoz launched the Adrenaline Vault, an award-winning video game publication, that was widely regarded as one of the world's most dependable sources of industry news.

On June 26, 1997, Munoz launched the Cyberathlete Professional League. The CPL was the global organization that first defined video game competitions as a true professional sport. Under Munoz's ten-year management, the CPL hosted 60 international tournament events in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The CPL also sanctioned 600 international qualifiers, and awarded over $3 million in cash prizes. Due to his pioneering work at the CPL, Angel Munoz is commonly referred to as, the father of professional gaming (i.e. esports), now a multi-billion dollar industry.

On August 21, 2010, he completed the sale of the CPL, to the Singaporean investment firm WoLong Ventures, Ltd. Subsequently, The CPL moved its headquarters and operations to China.

Munoz also had an acting role in the film Striking Range with Lou Diamond Phillips and Yancy Butler, and he's been the subject of several documentaries, including American Gamer and G4M3RS. Munoz wrote the forward to the book Monster Gaming, and his story has been included in the books Smartbomb, Game Boys and Dungeons and Dreamers.

You can message him on GTribe.


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Fort Worth Star Telegram - July 23, 1998
Wired magazine - April 1999
Rolling Stone magazine - October 1999
Dallas Observer - April 13-19, 2000
GaMMeR Magazine - May 12, 2000
Hispanic Magazine - September 2000
Dallas Business Journal - September 12, 2000
Smart Computing - October 2000
CNET - November 15, 2000
San Antonio Express News - May 21, 2000
Computer Gaming World magazine - May 2001 - page two
Texas Monthly Biz - March 2000 - COVER
Valiente Magazine - July 2001 - page two, page three & page four - COVER
CNN Headline News - December 05, 2001 (TV)
Dallas Business Journal - December 07, 2001
Investor’s Business Daily - January 02, 2002
The Tech Mag - January 04, 2002
Wired magazine - April 2002
Wired magazine - May 2002
National Public Radio (NPR) - May 28, 2002 (Radio)
D Magazine - July 2002 - page two & page three
Entertainment Weekly - August 16, 2002
The Dallas Morning News - August 31, 2002
Nexos | American Airlines magazine - (Spanish) December 2002
The Dallas Morning News - December 28, 2002
The SportsPage - February 21-27, 2003
Entrepreneur Magazine - April 2003
Hispanic Trends magazine - July 2003
Boston Globe - July 2003
The Christian Monitor - August 8, 2003
Bungie - October 28, 2003
Loft Magazine - December 2003
PC Action Magazine - April 2004 - page two
New York Times - October 7, 2004
CPU Magazine - November 2004
Boston Globe - January 23, 2005
Games for Windows magazine - March 2005
ESPN magazine - April 2005
EGM PC magazine - (Portuguese) April 2005 - translation
The Guardian (UK) - November 15, 2005
USA Today - November 20, 2005
New York Times - December 4, 2005 (Video)
New York Times - December 6, 2005
Forbes magazine - December 12, 2005
Computer America Radio Show - December 16, 2005 (Radio)
The SportsPage - March 2, 2006
BBC News - June 17, 2006
FOX News Channel - December 2, 2006 (TV)
Game Informer Magazine - January 2007
Dallas Business Journal - January 5, 2007 - page two
Fort Worth Weekly - January 24, 2007
GamesIndustry.biz - January 30, 2007
PC Gamer magazine - February 2007
ProGam3r magazine - August 2007
Forbes - April 04, 2009
Primera Hora - June 25, 2009 (Spanish)
Primera Hora - June 30, 2009 (Spanish)
TEK9 Networks - March 11, 2010
HLTV.org - October 10, 2010
Amaze Magazine - May 2012
Amaze Magazine - August 2012 - COVER
The Nerd Magazine - March 5, 2013
Forbes - April 9, 2013
[a]list daily - November 12, 2014
Emberify - December 2, 2014
The Kernel - June 7, 2015
AMD Live E3 Interview - June 17, 2015 (Video)
Tribic Gaming Magazine - August 1, 2015
Game Guide - July 4, 2017
Live Twitch interview - March 23, 2019 (Video)
Modern Luxury Magazine - October 1, 2019 (video)