ESP Gaming continues to shore up its lineup, announcing at the Esports Upfront that it had acquired online esports tournament provider Auzom, best known for its competitive PUBG leagues and broadcasts across North America and Europe. As part of the deal, Auzom will become the online tournament platform for ESP Gaming’s competitive gaming events and ESP will help Auzom launch new games under the brand and add live competition to championship events. In addition, ESP Gaming has also brought on Gerard “Atlas” Kelly to serve as VP of League Operations where he will oversee logistics and operations of event productions and player management for the company’s owned and operated leagues. Prior to joining ESP Gaming, Gerard was a co-founder of Team NRG, along with Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Auzom to the ESP Gaming family and look forward to an industry-changing partnership,” said Jeff Liboon, President of ESP Gaming. “Auzom has become a clear leader in the online competitive esports community with its tournaments and broadcasts, innovative formats and commitment to excellence. With the acquisition, we are accelerating our ability to produce and host world-class online tournaments and drive further growth and innovation.”
“We built Auzom with the goal of providing the best online esports tournaments and organizations in the community. Together with ESP Gaming, we will be able to better reach the millions of passionate gamers around the globe and provide more opportunities for competitive play,” said Andrew Kean, General Manager at Auzom.
“I look forward to joining ESP Gaming and to have the opportunity to spearhead the company’s league operations,” said Kelly. “We will immediately begin work developing esports initiatives that will transform the industry.”