PCR hires deputy editor and staff writer,British eSports Association scores content director and MLG appoints anew CEO.
PCR strengthens its team
MCV’s sister title PCR has strengthened its team, following the departure of editor Dominic Sacco and online editor Laura Barnes.
Jonathan Easton has been appointed deputy editor, having previously worked at Pro Global Media on trade titles Global Cement and Global Gypsum. Before that, he worked for the likes of Middle Boop Mag and the BBC.
Easton said: I look forward to progressing myself professionally and helping to bring PCR forward.”
Meanwhile, Sophia Murray has been hired as staff writer, joining from logistics industry publication The Loadstar. She also spent over two years as online content producer at career advice website Career Addict.
Murray stated: I’m very happy to join a leading tech title like PCR. This role perfectly complements my editorial background in B2B markets including omni-channel tech solutions, management, SMBs and end-to-end supply chain analysis.”
Dominic Sacco joins the British eSports Association
Former PCR editor Dominic Sacco has joined the British eSports Association as content director. He will look after the content strategy of the national eSports governing body and serve as a link between players, teams and journalists.
Sacco joined PCR in 2013, having previously worked on sister titles ToyNews and Licensing.biz as deputy editor, and MCV as staff writer.
Sacco commented: I’m delighted to be joining the British eSports Association. I can’t wait to be a part of something special and help to grow competitive video gaming in Britain.”
Chair of British eSports Andy Payne, added: Dominic was the obvious choice to come on board in this hugely important role and we are delighted that he is part of our growing team. We want to help develop British talent and build awareness around the real opportunities that eSports offer.”
New CEO at Activision Blizzard’s MLG
Former Fox Sports digital EVP Pete Vlastelica has been appointed president and CEO of Activision Blizzard’s professional eSports organisation Major League Gaming (MLG).
I’m joining MLG because of the rare combination of massive digital scale and deep audience engagement around competitive gaming, and because there’s no better category of live streaming video content out there,” Vlastelica said.
Activision Blizzard’s CEO Bobby Kotick added: Pete will further our mission celebrating the accomplishments of gamers worldwide.”