Esports organisation, Gen.G have announced the addition of former Miami Heat NBA player Chris Bosh as Player Management Advisor for all teams.
Gen.G owns and operates Overwatch League team, Seoul Dynasty, and hold teams in the League of Legends’ LCK in Korea, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, Heroes of the Storm, and Clash Royale.
Arnold Hur, Chief Growth Officer of Esports for Gen.G said: “Chris’ presence will have a profound effect on our players and the impact will be felt top-to-bottom within our organization. He’s a winner and has the unique ability to get through to our players in a way that many coaches can’t. We’re thrilled to have him as the newest member of the family.”
The announcement states Bosh will have a critical role in helping players as he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to mentor teams under the organisation.
Bosh stated: “Everything about Gen.G aligns with my values and interests as an avid gamer. Coaching and mentoring have always been part of my long-term plan in some capacity. We’re creating a culture of winning and integrity based on the concept of teamwork — I can’t wait to get started because the future of Gen.G, and esports as a whole, is extremely bright. I really appreciated their approach to building winning teams, they were one of the first esports organizations to hire psychologists, physical trainers, really putting the player’s health and well-being first. They’re first-class all the way.”
Esports Insider says: Esports organisations have certainly a lot from traditional sports athletes and staff. Gen.G players are getting a lot of spotlight lately, especially with the Overwatch League and the PUBG Invitational. Bosh’s expertise will hopefully mould the players to not only be better esports athletes but role models for fans, something many organisations these days lack.