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ESI IS A LEADING BUSINESS EVENTS & MEDIA COMPANY, WITH AN AGENCY ARM AND AN INDUSTRY FOCUSED NEWS SITE
ESI IS A LEADING BUSINESS EVENTS & MEDIA COMPANY, WITH AN AGENCY ARM AND AN INDUSTRY FOCUSED NEWS SITE

Esports Insider was founded in 2016, and is based in London.

We started life as a business and industry focused news site, but we’ve diversified and expanded into a leading international industry events company, with media and agency arms too. We’re a part of the Sport Global group which has offices in London, Manchester, Kiev and Poznan. 

CULTURE

At Esports Insider we believe that work should be fun, challenging – and if you’ve been lucky enough to meet us – a little bit mad at times. 

With events and media our bread and butter, it’s safe to say that every day throws up something new. With a growing network of freelance superstars and a solid engine behind them, we continue to grow and flourish as a company.

A company where everyone’s input is appreciated and taken on board, the leadership is easily approachable and quick to adapt where and when necessary.

OUR AIMS

We exist to help drive the esports industry forward. As a relatively young and developing space, we look to connect and professionalise esports by way of our events, media arm and industry news platform.

Via our B2B events, which we’ve hosted everywhere from London to Los Angeles, we seek to educate and facilitate the right discussions by connecting those inside the industry with those on the outside. We take the utmost care to select those speakers who truly understand and care about the wider development of the industry, and in turn we develop agendas discussing the most pertinent topics surrounding esports globally.

CULTURE

At Esports Insider we believe that work should be fun, challenging – and if you’ve been lucky enough to meet us – a little bit mad at times.

With events and media our bread and butter, it’s safe to say that every day throws up something new. With a growing network of freelance superstars and a solid engine behind them, we continue to grow and flourish as a company.

A company where everyone’s input is appreciated and taken on board, the leadership is easily approachable and quick to adapt where and when necessary.

OUR AIMS

We exist to help drive the esports industry forward. As a relatively young and developing space, we look to connect and professionalise esports by way of our events, media arm and industry news platform.

Via our B2B events, which we’ve hosted everywhere from London to Los Angeles, we seek to educate and facilitate the right discussions by connecting those inside the industry with those on the outside. We take the utmost care to select those speakers who truly understand and care about the wider development of the industry, and in turn we develop agendas discussing the most pertinent topics surrounding esports globally.

WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

SAM COOKE
Managing Director and Co-Founder
SAM COOKE
Having launched Esports Insider in the summer of 2016 and tracked down the esports dream team, it is now one of the top sources of esports business news and events globally.

Considerably worse at FIFA than he believes or states, and worse still at all other games.

OLLIE RING
Head of Media and Biz Dev
OLLIE RING

Having left roles at KPMG and GSK to work in the esports industry, Ollie has built one of the biggest networks across both the B2B and B2C side of esports.

He’s worked and helped bring esports to publications such as the BBC, the Press Association as well as being featured on Sky Sports, Red Bull Esports and many more. In his role as Head of Media and Editor, Ollie oversees the day-to-day running of the ESI news operation as well as overall growth of the media arm.

SEAN CARR
Sales Manager
SEAN CARR

Having always been an avid esports fan & player, Sean joined Esports Insider as Sales Manager in mid-2018. Sean has worked with a number of bookmakers on approaching esports and managed the partnership of Dafabet & Fnatic.

JACOB LAWTON
Events Manager
JACOB LAWTON
Jacob has been following esports online since the late 00s, but made it to his first event in January 2013 as a highly-mediocre Dota player. Since then, he’s been involved in esports as tournament operations, stage management, a cameraman, a journalist, and on-screen talent for the likes of ESL, BLAST Pro Series, Player 1 Events, and Moonduck TV.

He’s looking forward to putting on some top notch events and expanding his knowledge and network within the industry as he begins a new chapter at Esports Insider.

ADAM FITCH
Editor
ADAM FITCH
Having joined Esports Insider in January 2018, Adam has significantly built up his knowledge of the esports industry at large to accompany his life-long enthusiasm for first-person shooters.

In his role as Edtor for Esports Insider, Adam stays busy by keeping tabs on all of the industry happenings – both good and bad.

NATHAN EDMONDS
Digital Marketing Executive
NATHAN EDMONDS
Nathan is the youngest of the team, joining in June 2018 he has kickstarted his esports career here at ESI. After nearly three years of running his own organisation he looks to bring his skills onboard to the team.

Nathan puts the community first and is driven by helping esports grow as an industry.

CODY LUONGO
Journalist
CODY LUONGO
Before kicking off his professional career as an esports journalist in 2016, Cody was a player first; competing in local Halo tournaments throughout his life and finding a deep fascination in the high skill-ceiling inclusive of professional games.

Eagerly awaiting his opportunity to fly out to London to be crowned the Halo 2 champion amongst the editorial team at Esports Insider.

DAVID HOLLINGSWORTH
Journalist
DAVID HOLLINGSWORTH
David has written for games media outlets for the last six years, getting his break in esports writing from Kingdom Esports and later Esports News UK. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports.

David is a journalist for Esports Insider, covering the industry at large.

CHENGLU ZHANG
Journalist
CHENGLU ZHANG
Having witnessed the development of China’s esports for over 10 years, Chenglu joined Esports Insider as a journalist in January 2019.

Before starting his esports career in the UK, Chenglu organised several universities esports leagues to help develop esports from the grassroots level in China.

JONNO NICHOLSON
Journalist
JONNO NICHOLSON
Jonno has written for gaming outlets since 2014, starting out by writing for Gfinity.

Now expanding his knowledge of the esports industry, Jonno is looking to make esports and gaming journalism a full-time career in the near future.

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BE PART OF ESPORTS INSIDER

BE PART OF ESPORTS INSIDER

Why should you work at Esports Insider?

It’s an opportunity to work at the heart of the fast growing esports industry.

As a business events and media company, with an agency arm and leading industry news site, we have our finger on the pulse of the latest goings-on and are well connected across the space. If working in an exciting and fast-paced industry sounds appealing, this is the place for you. 

Contact Esports Insider for more information:
Info@esportsinsider.com

Current vacancies

• Content & Marketing Manager (FT)
• Journalist (Freelance – Ongoing)

Message info@esportsinsider.com to find out more and register interest 

LOCATION

LOCATION

Riverbank House,
1 Putney Bridge Approach,
London,
SW6 3JD