Esports talent agency Bad Moon Talent has officially launched, offering consultancy and management for professional players and broadcast talent.
The agency will focus on Call of Duty, with several players from the competitive scene already signing up, but it aims to expand into other titles.
The agency was founded by Andrew Drake, CEO and Brice Faccento, COO. The former previously worked for Activision Blizzard as its Senior Manager of Programming, whereas the latter is a former professional Call of Duty player and coach.
Drake commented on the launch of the agency: “Today marks the beginning of a new era in esports player and broadcast talent management. As we look to the future of this rapidly evolving industry, Bad Moon Talent aims to be at the forefront of what is coming next for the players who compete and the talent that brings the viewers all of the action.”
Bad Moon Talent has already announced several signings, including Jordan “JKap” Kaplan, Donovan “Temp” Laroda, Ian “Enable” Wyatt, Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson, and Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson. Titles such as Overwatch and Fortnite will be focus areas for the firm in the future.
Faccento added: “Throughout my tenure as an esport professional, there has been a continual lack of proper representation for myself and my fellow colleagues. With the experience and expertise that my partner and I have acquired over years of being deeply embedded within the esports scene, Bad Moon Talent is here to fill that void.”
Esports Insider says: Headed by two complementary profiles, Bad Moon Talent has a chance to work its way through the evolving market of talent agencies in esports. It will be interesting to see if the agency will be able to successfully expand its portfolio beyond Call of Duty, where it’s already well-connected.