Grant Rousseau joins Team Falcons

(ESI Illustration) Image credit: Falcons Esports

Saudi esports organisation Team Falcons has bolstered its leadership ranks with the hiring of Grant Rousseau as its Global Director of Esports and European Director of Operations.

As such, Rousseau will be instrumental in the company’s growth in Europe, as well as overseeing the development of its teams across all regions.

Team Falcons is one of the most successful esports teams in the MENA region, fielding teams in numerous games including CS:GO, Fortnite, Rocket League, PUBG Mobile, Rainbow Six: Siege, and FIFA, among others. The organisation is to be confused with another team with the same name, which is owned by Chelsea footballer César Azpilicueta.

Rousseau is an experienced professional in esports, having worked with well-known names in the industry. He notably worked at Splyce as a Director of Operations, moving to OverActive Media as a Director of Team Operations when Splyce was bought by the Canadian company. Leaving OverActive, he worked at EXCEL Esports and Guild Esports, before leaving Guild in June 2022.

Rousseau was one of the people who left Guild in June 2022 due to the way the organisation was managed. Interestingly, another former Guild employee, former Esports Manager George Hughes, also joined Team Falcons after leaving the organisation this summer.

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Grant Rousseau shared a statement via social media: ” Extremely excited to announce I have joined Team Falcons as their new Global director of esports and European director of operations.

“Wanted my next role to really push me out of my comfort zone, and with Falcons being the biggest organisation in the MENA region, and the biggest I’ve worked for so far, this very much represents that. Excited for the times and opportunities ahead as we look to make another impact on the world of pro gaming”

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.