Code Red, the established esports agency has announced the addition of six South African talent to their ever-growing roster.
The six members of talent will be taken under the wing of co-founders and world renowned esports broadcast talent Paul “Redeye” Chaloner and Austin “Capitalist” Walsh. The company will look to develop the talent and utilise them in future talent sourcing deal with South African esports events and tournament organisers.
It’s not Code Red’s first foray into the South African esports scene, with the talent roster including Sam “Tech Girl” Wright, DGL Telkom’s Chanel “Succubus” Van De Merwe and Mettlestate organiser Barry “Anthrax” Louzada. Additionally, Code Red’s consultancy arm are working with five companies in the South African space.
Bringing the ZA talent on Code Red’s roster up to nine in total, the following talent are now officially on Code Red’s books:
- Jack “KimJongJack” Mostert (CS:GO)
- Shaun “Profeci” Murrell (CS:GO)
- Matthew “Haze” Stott (CS:GO)
- Adam “Wham” Postepski (CS:GO)
- Dylan “Dib” Brown (Hearthstone)
- Andrew “PenguinZA” Hodkinson (Hearthstone)
“Code Red is already hugely active in promoting and providing opportunities for South African esports talent, and I’m very happy to be able to add even more future stars to our roster” explained Managing Director Paul Chaloner. “With our strong connections and history in ZA esports, we’re now firmly positioned to be an integral part of the development of the industry. Esports is currently a volatile sector to work in but, for these new signings, we are a stable hand to guide them through all the ups and downs they may encounter in their careers.”
Code Red will be working on sourcing talent for future South African esports events, beginning with a partnership with Kwese (organiser of ESL Africa) to provide broadcasters for an upcoming tournament.
Esports Insider says: More expansion from Code Red as their talent roster grows ever bigger. With the ZA scene growing rapidly, having local talent working and learning with the likes of Redeye and Capitalist will go a long way to developing the ZA scene.