Kroenke Sports & Entertainment expands esports front office – ESPN Philippines

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Kroenke Sports & Entertainment has tapped former YouTube and Riot Games staffer Alex Rubens and ESPN senior editor Ryan Garfat to help lead esports operations for the Los Angeles Gladiators of the Overwatch League and the Los Angeles Guerrillas of the upcoming Call of Duty League, the group told ESPN on Thursday.

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Rubens and Garfat are the first hires in the new front office for the Kroenkes’ esports ventures. Both were recruited by executives Josh Kroenke and Michael Neary. In addition to the teams, Rubens and Garfat will be involved operationally with a new 6,000-person venue adjacent to the Rams new home, SoFi Stadium, near Los Angeles International Airport in Inglewood.

“[Alex and Ryan] both have a wide variety

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