Esports movers and shakers in April 2020

The esports industry is growing by effectively every metric and so too are the companies and organisations that inhabit it; with this comes new employment opportunities and promotions. With coronavirus affecting how most companies are operating, there are changes on that front also.

Now that Esports Insider is keeping track of the key personnel changes in the industry, we will compile the biggest personnel developments each month. Here are the esports movers and shakers for April 2020.

Esports Movers and Shakers April 2020

Allan Phang boards EVOS Esports in marketing role

Allan Phang EVOS Esports
Photo credit: EVOS Esports

Allan Phang joined Southeast Asian organisation EVOS Esports as its Regional Head of Marketing & PR.

This move quickly follows Phang’s departure as the head of AirAsia Esports, the esports initiative by Malaysian airline AirAsia. He will be responsible for handling EVOS Esports’ strategic marketing and public relations, partnerships and sponsorships, and forging business relationships both regionally and internationally.

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Tribe Gaming hires Brian Ta as Director of Partnerships

Brian Ta Tribe Gaming
Photo credit: Tribe Gaming

North American organisation Tribe Gaming hired Brian Ta as its Director of Partnerships.

Ta will identify and develop brand partnerships, digital campaigns, and other opportunities to drive revenue for Tribe’s content creators and esports teams. He most recently served as Brand Partnership Lead for Method.

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Arica Kress boards Esports Engine as Head of Strategic Partnerships

Arica Kress Esports Engine
Image credit: Esports Engine

Esports operations company Esports Engine found its Head of Strategic Partnerships in Arica Kress.

Kress joins Esports Engine after garnering years of experience in traditional sports, most recently serving as an event consultant for the U.S. Soccer Federation. Her past experience included roles as Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Columbus Crew SC and Event Producer for Copa América Centenario.

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Complexity Gaming hires Ashley Chalk as Vice President of Partnerships

Complexity Gaming Ashley Chalk
Image credit: Ashley Chalk, Complexity Gaming

North American organisation Complexity Gaming brought on Ashley Chalk as its Vice President of Partnerships.

She will be responsible for growing the business through the development of both existing and new partnerships. Chalk has accrued over 17 years of sales and marketing experience in sports and entertainment over the course of her career, most recently serving as the Senior Director of Global Partnerships for production company Feld Entertainment.

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Global Esports Federation appoints Paul J. Foster as COO

Paul J. Foster Global Esports Federation
Photo credit: Global Esports Federation

The Global Esports Federation (GEF) confirmed several new leadership roles, including the appointment of a new COO.

Following “three months of worldwide consultative sessions and research,” Chris Chan, President of the federation, has appointed Paul J. Foster as its Chief Operating Officer.

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Houston Outlaws promotes Mike White to Operations Director

Mike White Houston Outlaws
Photo via: Beasley Esports

Beasley Media Group was promoted Mike White to the role of Operations Director for its Overwatch League franchise Houston Outlaws.

Starting his new role with immediate effect, White most recently served as Operations and IT Manager. White’s role as the Operations Director will have him oversee and ensure the company’s standards, procedures, and operations are met throughout the organisation.

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