Alexander Nehr will be the brand new Tournament Director for ESL – already being with the company for 11 years in various relevant positions, he is believed to be well suited to the role.
This news comes after the surprising departure of Jonas “bsl” Alsaker Vikan from the very same role, citing that he wants to spend more time with his two children.
Alexander Nehr, Tournament Director for ESL discussed his new role: “After more than 11 years with ESL, I’m excited to move into the role as ESL’s new Tournament Director. The experience I was able to gather throughout the years will help me to even further improve the quality of and around our tournaments in the future. I’m also looking very much forward to once again work closely with all the players and teams to strengthen our relations. I would also like to thank the ESL management team for their continued support and trust.”
Prior to this role, Nehr acted as the Senior Product Manager for ESL for almost two years. Before that, he was a Product Manager for two and a half years and was in charge of Specialist League Operators for seven years.
Jonas Vikan, former Tournament Director for ESL touched to his decision to depart the role: “I’d like to thank the ESL leadership for the opportunity and for their support. I am truly sorry I have to leave, but it is something I have to do for my family. I would also like to thank the ESL staff whom I’ve worked closely with over 11 big events in 11 locations around the world. Their commitment earned us back the CSGO Major and that was a nice goal to accomplish.”
Esports Insider says: It’s completely understand as to why Vikan departed from the role, but it’s also clear that Nehr has plenty of relevant experience – gathered from within ESL, nonetheless – so we are sure ESL can continue to produce quality events.