Tournament organiser ESL has appointed Alexander Inglot as the inaugural Commissioner of its ESL Pro League for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
According to a release, Inglot has been bought on board by ESL, and the 13 teams as part of the Louvre Agreement, “to drive creation of the new collaborative structure, optimise governance, and explore new revenue streams.”
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Before joining the league as Commissioner, Inglot began his career as a corporate lawyer in London. He is currently a director for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) overseeing leadership, brand, and structural developments.
Inglot commented on his new role in a release: “I have followed CS:GO since 2015 and have witnessed some of the electric atmospheres at events, dating back to ESL One Cologne 2016. The opportunity to take on a key leadership role in this already exhilarating space, surrounded by the best teams in the world and ESL that are both knowledgeable and enthused about what can be: it’s an opportunity I could not pass up on.”
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Joining Inglot on the commission is Hans Jagnow, who was appointed as President of the German Esports Federation back in February. Jagnow will work alongside Inglot, serving as the Vice President of Operations.
Ralf Reichert, Co-CEO of ESL, discussed the creation of the commission: “Alex went through a pretty rigorous process with us and the teams. ESL has come a long way since we started, and we are proud to have delivered a range of premium tournaments and leagues for many years. But what the Louvre Agreement envisions is a step-change for the ecosystem and all those who love it and live it. The responsibility is now on Alex and Hans to work with the Louvre Agreement Board and Members to realize that vision and we are as excited as anyone to see what the future holds”.
Esports Insider says: Given his experience in the ATP, Inglot becoming commissioner of the ESL Pro League seems like it could take the competition to the next level in terms of brand-building and revenue generation – two areas that are drastically underdeveloped in esports.