Esports & Gaming

SRI’s global esports & gaming practice is the go-to partner for investors, publishers, teams and leagues looking to unlock the unparalleled opportunities in these industries.

With exponential growth in global audiences amongst GenZ and millennial demographics, the birth of streaming platforms and the establishment of highly engaged gaming communities, we are seeing unprecedented levels of investment from PE, VC, angel investors, brands and media businesses.

The combination of technology and creativity synonymous with these sectors have driven an array of new business models. Whilst esports is growing quickly it’s still a highly nuanced space with challenges around commercialisation and organisational sophistication. The realities of organisational maturity, speed of change and onboarding talent from other sectors who can realise the significant opportunities, all require a partner steeped in knowledge and experience of these unique industries, as well as the broader sport and entertainment ecosystem.

Through the provision of market intelligence, talent advisory services and delivering transformational talent, SRI is the trusted global partner to the esports & gaming industries.

Representative clients

We have had the privilege to partner with many global organisations, titles, teams and leagues, right from the more nascent to the most established. We are experts in sourcing talent at executive and professional level for roles including:

Leadership Team:

  • Chief Executive Officer; Chief Operating Officer; Chief Revenue Officer; Chief Marketing Officer; Chief Finance Officer; Chief Technology Officer; Chief Product Officer

Functional Experts:

  • Sales; Media; Merchandising; Communications; HR; Performance; Content; Digital; Data; Production

Contact us for a confidential discussion about current trends in your industry and leadership and talent needs

Key contacts

Antonio Papa
Alexandra Barteneva
Ben Chater
Fraser Bryden
Senior Consultant
Jacob Sant
Mark Moreau
Co-Head of Europe and Asia
Patrick Albrecht
Co-Head of Europe and Asia
Los Angeles
Paul Chidley
Partner - Sport, Media & Entertainment
Hong Kong
Tom Watterson
Director, Asia

What our clients say

"Very strong set of business professionals who offer executive support. Hassle free."

Robbie Douek

"From start to finish their expertise, commitment to us as a client and insights resulted in us hiring two strong candidates when we were searching for one!"

Peter Walmsley
Chief People Officer

Find out more about our specialist sectors

SRI has specialist global teams dedicated to the transformation and growth of specific industries. Learn more about SRI’s work in converging industries:

Esports & Gaming News & Insight

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