Esports Movers and Shakers: July 2021

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Each month, ESI, in collaboration with Omnicar, compiles the main esports engines and shakers of the period (personnel changes).

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Here are the main esports engines and shakers as of July 2021. To read more about a story below, click on the link in the corresponding title.


History in the spotlight

G2 Esports appoints Alban Dechelotte as Managing Director

Alban Dechelotte ESI London
Photo Credit: Esports Insider / Jak Howard

European esport organization G2 Esports named Alban Dechelotte, formerly of Riot Games, as the new CEO.

Prior to joining G2 Esports, Dechelotte was responsible for EMEA Partnerships and Business Development at Riot Games. In addition, he has held positions at Coca-Cola Company as well as at Havas Sports and Entertainment France.

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TSM FTX appoints Jeff Chau as Director of Mobile

TSM appoints Jeff Chau as new director of Mobile
Credit: TSMFTX / CornellClubLA, Jeff Chau

North American Esports Organization TSM FTX announced the appointment of Jeff Chau as the new director of Mobile.

Chau, who has worked alongside TSM FTX as a strategic advisor for the past six months, officially joins the company in this new role as the organization seeks to advance its mobile esports plans.

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Galaxy Racer Unveils Allan Phang as Chief Marketing Officer

Allan Phang x Galaxy Racer
Credit: Galaxy Racer

Dubai based esports organization Galactic Runner announced the appointment of Allan Phang as Marketing Director (CMO).

Phang joins Galaxy Racer from Southeast Asian esports organization EVOS Esports, where he was the team’s regional marketing and PR manager.

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Carleton Curtis steps down as executive chairman of Guild Esports

Carleton Curtis steps down as executive chairman
Credit: Guild Esports

UK based esports organization Guild esports announced that Carleton Curtis made the personal decision to step down as executive chairman.

As of this writing, Guild Esports has not chosen a direct replacement for the role. However, the organization has appointed Derek Lew, a non-executive director and esports investor, as its non-executive chairman.

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Panda appoints Thomas Tischio as director of competitive content

Image credit: Panda Global

North American Esports Organization Panda named Thomas Tischio as the new Director of Competitive Content.

In his new role, Tischio will be responsible for overseeing Panda’s content. According to the statement, this includes helping to improve and expand the organization’s content “in new ways” that were not previously accessible.

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DreamHack’s Tomas Lyckedal leaves the company after 12 years

DreamHack CSO Tomas Lyckedal leaves the company after 12 years
Image credit: DreamHack

DreamHack Chief Strategy Officer Tomas lyckal announced his departure from the company after 12 years of service.

Lyckedal joined DreamHack at the age of 23, initially as the company’s head of esports and editor of DreamHack magazine.

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Freaks 4U Gaming Appoints Cindy Chou Director of Corporate Communications

Cindy Chou Freaks4U
Image Credit: Freaks 4U Gaming

Global Marketing Agency for Games and Esports Game Freaks 4U promoted Cindy chou as Director of Corporate Communications, with immediate effect.

In his newly created role, Chou will be responsible for strengthening the Freaks 4U Gaming brand by defining the communication strategy, cultivating relations with the media and stakeholders, developing thought leadership and supporting internal communication.

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Former Evil Geniuses Director Greg Kim appointed CLG Director

CLG appoints Greg Kim
Image Credit: CLG / Greg Kim, via LinkedIn

American holding Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (MSG Sports) named Greg kim, formerly of Evil Geniuses, head of CLG.

The appointment, which takes effect immediately, sees Kim overseeing all of CLG’s business operations.

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Learfield IMG Appoints John Brody as Chief Revenue Officer

John Brody x Learfield IMG
Credit: John Brody

Cross-collegiate athletics media and technology company Learfield College IMG named Jean Brody as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).

In his new role, Brody will lead Learfield’s sales department while supporting the company’s school partners to deliver “new and innovative” solutions.

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Esports Engine appoints Janet Shim as program operations manager

Esport engine
Image credit: Esports Engine

Esports operating company Esport engine announced the appointment of Janet Shim, formerly of Riot Games, as the program’s new director of operations.

In this role, Shim will lead the design, strategy and execution of the Esports Engine program for its range of clients. This includes helping with the planning, structure and implementation of esports fan-hosted events.

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Esports Player Foundation appoints Fabian Broich as head of sports

Esports Player Foundation appoints Fabian Broich as head of sports
Image credit: Esports Player Foundation / Fabian Broich (Via LinkedIn).

The Esports Players Foundation (EPF), a non-profit organization, has appointed Fabian Broich, Head of Performance of EXCEL ESPORTS, as Head of Sports.

With Broich’s help, the EPF aims to further develop its health and fitness activations. The foundation currently offers development programs for esports talent, such as scholarships and financial awards.

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