The Team

Sam Cooke, Managing Director and Co-Founder 

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.


Twitter: @sam_s_cooke


Mark Mantle, Head of Events and Partnerships 

Mark has been in and around esports since the early 2000s. 

It all kicked off when he used to compete and deliver LAN events in the south of France. He has dabbled in corporate management in the Aeronautics and Telecoms industries but always spends his free time finding ways to promote and stabilise the esports grass roots.


Twitter: @_ESI_Mark


Ollie Ring, Editor and Head of ESI Media 

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.


Twitter: @olliering


Sean Carr, Sales Manager

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.


LinkedIn: Sean Carr


David Hollingsworth, Content Manager 

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. Always looking to branch out into other skills, David joined the site as a content manager/writer while also taking on a social media role within Esports Insider.


Twitter: @DavidrHolly


Michael Moriarty, Journalist 

A freelance writer with a passion for esports.

After encountering the dangerous world of esports in mid 2015, and having worked for some of the largest names in the industry, he’s so far been unable to get out. Send help.


Twitter: @DuckMoriarty


Adam Fitch, Journalist 

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.

He has also worked with the likes of Red Bull Esports, Dot Esports, GINX Esports TV, and The Players’ Lobby to further hone his skills.

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


Twitter: @byadamfitch


Cody Luongo, Journalist 

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.

Twitter: @Luongo_Pro


Nathan Edmonds, Digital Marketing Executive 
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.

Twitter: @Radiant_NoVaa