Esports movers and shakers in May 2020

The esports industry is growing by effectively every metric and so too are the companies and organisations that inhabit it; with this comes new employment opportunities and promotions. With coronavirus affecting how most companies are operating, there are changes on that front also.

Now that Esports Insider is keeping track of the key personnel changes in the industry, we will compile the biggest personnel developments each month. Here are the esports movers and shakers for May 2020.

Astralis Group hires Younes Bennani as Partnerships Manager

Younes Bennani Astralis Group
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Danish organisation Astralis Group announced the appointment of Younes Bennani as its Partnerships Manager.

Bennani will depart his position at MediaCom Beyond Advertising to manage partnerships on behalf of his new employer’s portfolio of teams: Astralis, Origen, and Future FC.

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Tempo Storm finds community director in Robert Allam

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North American organisation Tempo Storm hired Robert Allam as its Director of Social Media & Community.

In his role at Tempo Storm, Allam will look to establish the organisation as the “most innovative esports franchise in the world” by building communities around its content, teams, and interactive media.

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G2 Esports hires Jordan Bellar as Business Development Manager

Jordan Bellar G2 Esports
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Berlin-based organisation G2 Esports appointed Jordan Bellar as its Business Development Manager.

Bellar is the first full-time employee of G2 Esports to be hired that’s dedicated to building the organisation’s operations in New York City. Bellar will be responsible for driving commercial growth for G2 Esports in his new role, not only in North America but on a global basis.

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Vlad Marinescu takes over as President of International Esports Federation

Vlad Marinescu takes over as IESF President
Photo credit: Vlad Marinescu

Vlad Marinescu replaced Colin Webster as the President of the International Esports Federation (IESF), the organisation has announced.

Marinescu replaces Webster after the latter stepped down from his role due to “circumstances resulting directly from the COVID-19 crisis, and the ever increasing challenging situation in South Africa related to travel restrictions”.

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Soren Runge joins Ninjas in Pyjamas as Head of Commercial Partnerships

Soren Runge Ninjas in Pyjamas
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Swedish organisation Ninjas in Pyjamas found its Head of Commercial Partnerships in Soren Runge.

Runge specialises in sales, business development, and partnerships, with experience from across Europe, North America, and South America. Most recently working at Newzoo, Runge served as the New Business Manager at the agency from January 2019 to April 2020.

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Tribe Gaming hires Michael Valore as Director of Accounts

Michael Valore Tribe Gaming
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Michael Valore, previously of TSM and ESP Gaming, was announced as the new Director of Accounts for mobile-centric organisation Tribe Gaming.

In his new role, Valore will oversee brand partnerships, marketing campaigns, and other revenue-generating opportunities across all of Tribe Gaming’s teams and content creators.

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