Newbay has launched new eSports Pro site, Orry to depart VideoGamer and Rovio hires senior product manager.
eSports Pro website is now live
MCV has a new sister site following the launch of eSports Pro. Mike Stubbs (pictured, right) has been appointed as staff writer, to cover everything there is to know about the growing pro-gaming market.
Stubbs previously helmed the eSports Pro section for MCV.
He commented: I’m really excited about the new eSports Pro website, providing a dedicated destination for eSports coverage. It will also allow me to put more time into deep investigations and telling the often underreported stories from the eSports world. eSports Pro will be your number one place for all the industry news. You can reach me on firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @MikeStubbsy.”
Content director Andrew Wooden added: We’re delighted to have launched eSports Pro, which will provide all the industry news, analysis and interviews to keep the games market, the eSports core, and firms looking to invest and collaborate with them, updated and informed. Please contact myself on email@example.com if you’d like to get in touch.”
Orry to depart VideoGamer
After 14 years, VideoGamer co-founder and editorial director Tom Orry is leaving.
Orry told MCV: I co-created VideoGamer (then Pro-G.co.uk) while at university in Brighton. This is now getting on for about a decade and a half ago, which is a very long time to be doing anything. It’s been a wonderful, challenging part of my life, during which I’ve made many friends, seen the site achieve great success, and helped young staff along the path to great careers.
I’ll always love VideoGamer (probably more than anyone should love a bunch of words and pictures on the internet), but now is the time for something new. I don’t know what that something is yet, but I hope to stay in the games industry, perhaps helping shape parts of it in the years to come.”
Rovio hires senior product manager
Will Luton has joined Rovio Stockholm Studio. Where he will be senior product manager for Angry Birds 2.
Luton previously has been product lead at Canadian developer A Thinking Ape for over two years. He started his career at Sega in 2008 and also worked for the likes of Mobile Pie as creative director, TinyCo as senior designer.
Luton stated: It’s a really exciting time to join Rovio as they continue to gain traction with free-to-play products. For me Angry Birds is mobile gaming royalty – you’d be hard pushed to find such recognition and fandom anywhere else.”