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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, New Jersey, Buenos Aires 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.

RASMUS SOJMARK
Sport Global Group CEO & Founder
RASMUS SOJMARK
A once world-renowned Fallout player, Rasmus left the gaming world to forge a career and eventually build a company in the gambling industry. Beginning with Oddslife, and later SBC, this has blossomed into the Sport Global Group, with offices in London, Manchester, New Jersey, Buenos Aires and Poznan.

But he couldn’t keep away for too long; in 2016 Rasmus founded Esports Insider, a company which is now a key part of the wider group. He’s started playing Fallout 4 again too. Watch this space.

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 Editor for Esports Insider, Adam stays busy by keeping tabs on all of the industry happenings – both good and bad.

PERTHENIA THOMAS
Graphic Designer
PERTHENIA THOMAS
South Africa’s answer to Gabor Tatrai, Perthenia has embraced a creative lead role with Esports Insider. Responsible for the design, brand concept, and feel across ESI IPs, she plays a vital role as part of the core team.

In her spare time, she runs marathons, eats too many snacks, and drinks wine.

JAY MASSAAD
Senior Journalist
JAY MASSAAD
Jay’s esports adventures started in 2013, where he entered the university scene as a top-level player and UK content manager.

Since then, he’s racked up EXP in writing, interviewing, and editorial management, developing into an industry pundit with a penchant for telling compelling stories.

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.

ANDREW HAYWARD
Content Lead, The Esports Journal
ANDREW HAYWARD
Andrew is a veteran journalist who has covered topics including esports, games, and gadgets for nearly 100 publications since 2006. His esports-related reporting has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Esports Observer, Red Bull Esports, Vice, Variety, and Rocketeers.

As Content Lead for The Esports Journal and a contributor to Esports Insider, Andrew covers the industry at large and primarily interviews executives and other influential people.

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.

CRYSTAL MILLS
Journalist
CRYSTAL MILLS
Crystal is an esports fanatic, wannabe Power Ranger, and coffee addict who has a love/hate relationship with Call of Duty.

She’s written for places such as theScore, OpTic Gaming, Benzinga, and The Loadout. When she’s not writing, she’s usually just getting yelled at by her cats.

HB DURAN
Journalist
HB DURAN
H.B. Duran has been a writer for the esports, video game, and marketing industries for over a decade.

A lifelong gamer, her passion has transformed into a variety of professional roles from journalist and copywriter to artist, QA tester and consultant.

MITCH REAMES
Journalist
MITCH REAMES
Mitch is an esports writer based in Las Vegas. He’s primarily focused on advertising and marketing strategies used by brands to try to connect with the esports audience. He also specialises in amateur esports scenes, gamer health, and the growth of esports betting.

When not writing or talking esports he’s usually playing Hearthstone or Rocket League, but neither one particularly well.

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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:
[email protected]

Current vacancies

• Journalist (Freelance – Ongoing)

Message [email protected] to find out more and register interest 

LOCATION

LOCATION

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