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

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 

Joining Esports Insider in January 2018, Adam’s rapidly gaining experience in esports journalism. He used to constantly write about comic books, movies, and television – now though, esports is his main interest and focus.

Being introduced to competitive gaming during Call of Duty 4, Adam’s a self-proclaimed FPS master and isn’t (too) afraid to prove it.


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

Lydia Mitrevski, Journalist 

Lydia gained a Bachelors degree in journalism in 2011, then four years later decided to apply her skills to something she loved, esports. She was first introduced to esports after attending MSI on a spur of the moment trip to Florida and the rest is history. She’s been with Esports Insider since February 2017 and spends her spare time playing Fortnite (terribly) and waiting for the release of Kingdom Hearts 3.

Twitter: @lideyuuh

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.