Esports Movers and Shakers: July 2021

Each month, ESI, in collaboration with Omnicoach, compiles the period’s most significant esports movers and shakers (personnel changes). 

Omnicoach is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that connects esports teams and their sponsors with fans via authentic in-game experiences, helping engage and monetise audiences more effectively. To learn more about the company’s general service, click here.

Here are the key esports movers and shakers from July 2021. To read more about a story below, click the link in the corresponding title.

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G2 Esports appoints Alban Dechelotte as new General Manager

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European esports organisation G2 Esports has appointed Alban Dechelotte, formerly of Riot Games, as its new General Manager.

Prior to joining G2 Esports, Dechelotte was the Head of Partnerships and Business Development EMEA at Riot Games. Moreover, he has held roles at Coca-Cola Company as well as Havas Sports and Entertainment France.

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TSM FTX names Jeff Chau as Director of Mobile

Credit: TSMFTX/CornellClubLA, Jeff Chau

North American esports organisation TSM FTX has announced the appointment of Jeff Chau as its new Director of Mobile.

Chau, who has been working alongside TSM FTX as a strategic advisor for the past six months, officially joins the company in this new role as the organisation looks to push its mobile esports plans.

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Galaxy Racer unveils Allan Phang as Chief Marketing Officer

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Dubai-based esports organisation Galaxy Racer has announced the appointment of Allan Phang as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). 

Phang joins Galaxy Racer from Southeast Asian esports organisation EVOS Esports, where he was the team’s Regional Head of Marketing and PR.

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Carleton Curtis steps down as Guild Esports Executive Chairman

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UK-based esports organisation Guild Esports has announced that Carleton Curtis has 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 organisation has appointed Non-executive Director and esports investor Derek Lew as its Non-executive Chairman.

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Panda appoints Thomas Tischio as Competitive Content Director

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North American esports organisation Panda has appointed Thomas Tischio as its new Competitive Content Director.

In his new role, Tischio will be responsible for overseeing Panda’s content. According to the release, this includes helping to improve and expand the organisation’s content ‘in new ways’ that were unable to be reached before.

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DreamHack’s Tomas Lyckedal departs company after 12 years

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DreamHack’s Chief Strategy Officer Tomas Lyckedal has 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 in Chief of DreamHack Magazine.

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Freaks 4U Gaming names Cindy Chou Director of Corporate Communications

Image credit: Freaks 4U Gaming

Global gaming and esports marketing agency Freaks 4U Gaming has promoted Cindy Chou to the role of Director of Corporate Communications, effective immediately.

In her newly created role, Chou will be responsible for strengthening the Freaks 4U Gaming brand by defining communications strategy, cultivating media and stakeholder relations, building thought leadership and supporting internal communication.

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Former Evil Geniuses Director Greg Kim appointed Head of CLG

Image credit: CLG / Greg Kim , via LinkedIn

American holding company Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (MSG Sports) has appointed Greg Kim, formerly of Evil Geniuses, as Head of CLG.

The appointment, which takes place effective immediately, sees Kim oversee all of CLG’s business operations.

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Learfield IMG names John Brody as Chief Revenue Officer

Credit: John Brody

Intercollegiate athletics media and technology firm Learfield IMG College has appointed John Brody as its Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).

In his new role, Brody will lead Learfield’s sales department alongside supporting the company’s school partners to provide ‘new and innovative’ solutions.

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Esports Engine names Janet Shim as Director of Program Operations

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Esports operations company Esports Engine has announced the appointment of Janet Shim, formerly of Riot Games, as its new Director of Program Operations.

In the role, Shim will head the Esports Engine’s programme design, strategy, and execution for its range of clients. This includes helping to plan, structure, and implement fan-catered esports events.

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Esports Player Foundation names Fabian Broich as Head of Sports

Image credit: Esports Player Foundation / Fabian Broich (Via LinkedIn).

The Esports Player Foundation (EPF), a non-profit organisation, has named EXCEL ESPORTS’s Head of Performance, Fabian Broich, as its Head of Sports. 

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

To read more click here.

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