MTG has announced that Thomas Schmidt is joining ESL as Chief Commercial Officer to help the eSports company achieve its growth plans. Before joining ESL as a Non-Executive Board Member in October 2018, Thomas was responsible for the global media rights business of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. In his new role as Chief Commercial Officer, he will be responsible for developing ESL’s global sales and expanding all existing and new brand partners and media distribution revenue streams.
Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, President CEO of MTG: “Thomas’s experience in expanding the distribution and marketing of the UEFA Champions League will together with the ESL team help this young esports industry reach its true potential. He is a great addition to the ESL team and will be key to driving continued growth for MTG’s world-leading esports business.”
Schmidt added: “Over the past few years, esports enjoyed an explosive growth in popularity all around the world. However, the commercial development of esports is still in its infancy and has just started to explore its potential.