Esports movers and shakers in April 2021

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Each month, Esports Insider curates a list of the industry’s most important staffing changes. Here we’ve rounded up April’s most notable movers and shakers. To learn more about a story, click on the relevant link in the title.

Esports Makers April 2021


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Valkyrae and CouRage became co-owners of 100 Thieves

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100 Thieves CEO Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag has announced Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter and Jack “Courage” Dunlop as co-owner of the brand.

Both Hofstetter and Dunlop originally joined the organization as content creators – Hofstetter in 2018 and Dunlop in 2019.


Esports movers and shakers, April 2021

aXiomatic Gaming appoints Mark Vela as CEO

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aXiomatic play, the parent company of the esports organization TeamLiquid, has appointed his Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Mark Vela since the company is new CEO, valid from 30.04. Vela will be responsible for leading investments, providing strategic support and oversight across the company’s portfolio, including Epic Games and Team Liquid, among others.

Bruce Stein, co-founder of aXiomatic Gaming and current CEO, will continue to run the company as an investor.


Alban Dechelotte announces departure from Riot Games

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Alban Dechelotte, Riot Games Head of Partnerships in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), announced his departure from the company.

Dechelotte is credited with overseeing a variety of non-endemic trademark agreements for the League of Legends European Championships (LEC). According to a statement, Dechelotte left the publisher to join “another company in esports.”


UTA Appoints Ander Nickell to Esports Brand Partnerships Executive, Clinton Foy as venture capital partner

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The talent and entertainment agency UTA has commissioned Ander Nickell as a new esports division Brand Partnership Executive.

Clinton Foy will also join UTA Ventures, the investment arm of UTA, as Complementary, venture capital.


Latin American artist Ozuna collaborates with XSET

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Lifestyle gaming organization XSET has announced a partnership with the multi-award winning Puerto Rican singer/songwriter ozuna Through the partnership, Ozuna will become the managing partner of the organization.


Team Liquid signs DJ Ruben de Ronde as brand ambassador

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esports organization TeamLiquid has signed a Dutch DJ and music producer Ruben de Ronde as the newest brand ambassador.

Team Liquid previously collaborated with de Ronde during the Liquid+ launch stream in January this year.


The Story Mob appoints Michael Chavez Booth as NA Office GM

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Consulting for gaming communication The Story Mob appointed Michael Chavez Booth as the very first general manager of its North American subsidiary.

Booth will be responsible for the agency’s North American client relations and team development. He will also support The Story Mob’s new business endeavors as the company expands into new industries including apparel, digital finance, collectibles, and health and wellness.


Kyle Scott, former Managing Director of NRG Esports, joins QYOU Media

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kyle scott, formerly by the North American organization NRG EsportsShe joined influencer marketing agency QYOU media as his Vice President, Global Partnerships.

Scott will help develop the agency’s global brand partnerships across a range of industries including esports and gaming.


Enthusiast Gaming welcomes Richard Sherman to the board

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North American gaming media platform Enthusiast gaming announced that NFL free agent Richard Sherman was appointed to its board of directors.

Sherman has worked with Enthusiast Gaming’s eSports organization to Luminosity gaming, since 2019 as global brand ambassador.


Rivalry Welcomes Former Ontario Lottery Chairman to Board Member

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Esports betting platform based in Toronto rivalry announced that Stephen Rigby, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation former President and CEO, joins the Board of Directors.

Rigby’s appointment marks a key step in Rivalry’s journey to becoming a global player in regulated online sports betting, according to a press release.


Vindex appoints Yum! Brand veteran Keith Siegner as CFO, Esports Engine hires Meghan Tritt

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Esports technology company viindex has the former Yum! brand management Keith Siegner like New CFO. Siegner will lead the global financial operations for Vindex and its subsidiaries, including Esports engine and Include game arenas.

Esports Engine also hired Meghan Tritt as Global Head of Human Resources last month.


ProGuides appoints Paul Condolora as Chief Operating Officer

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Esports training platform ProGuides was named a Digital Media Veteran Paul Condolora as his manager.

In his new role, Condolora will lead sales and operations of the on-demand learning platform.


Prodigy Agency Appoints Jordan Savelli as FPS Agent

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Esports Talent Agency Prodigy agency appointed Jordan Savelli, earlier from nice cactus, like that of the company FPS agent.

Savelli will primarily seek out and sign new CS:GO and VALORANT talent, as well as securing opportunities for the agency’s existing players.

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