Gfinity: Board Changes and Expansion Team

Two pieces of news coming out of the UK based Gfinity plc. The company who are responsible for the popular Gfinity Challenger Series and Gfinity Elite Series have announced changes at board level and an expansion team in the Gfinity Challenger Series where they will compete in FIFA 19, Street Fighter and Rocket League.

Spanish Expansion

The newest team to join the Gfinity Challenger Series will be the Spanish based ASUS ROG Army. The first time we will get the chance to see them in action is when Season 4 of the series kicks off in October.

AUS ROG Army have quickly established themselves at the top of the Spanish esports scene having formed back in 2016. Comprised of a mix of pro gamers and newcomers from Gfinity’s Elite Draft. They will battle it out against the nine existing teams that make up the series – Fnatic, Hashtag United, Renault Vitality, Team Envy, Ares Esport, Unilad Esports, Nordavind, Epsilon, and Method

With a newly created FIFA team that includes veteran Fernando ‘Ferperry’ Martínez who qualified for the eWorld Cup playoffs, the newcomers are sure to be a strong competitor in the tournament. While the team may be young it has already established itself as a dominant force achieving first place in both the Moche XL Esports Lisboa PS4 tournament and LVP Division De Honor Season 11.

ASUS ROG is a well-regarded in the Spanish speaking world and it will be Gfinity’s first Spanish speaking team. With a combined social following exceeding 5.5 million and a strong reputation and loyal fanbase in the PC hardware sector, their esports team is well supported by fans in every territory around the world.  

 

The full press release can be read here.

Board Strengthened

John Clarke is coming from his role as Head of Global Marketing at HEINEKEN N.V. to become the new Non-Execute Director He joins on the back of a number of changes – Garry Cook came on board as Executive Chairman in May and Graham Wallace as Global Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director in July.

 Here’s what Garry Cook had to say about the appointment –

I am delighted to welcome John to the Gfinity board. His consumer communication and commercial expertise will prove invaluable to the next phase of Gfinity’s growth. The esports audience is conservatively expected to reach half a billion globally by 2021. Alongside our continued investment in technology and infrastructure, we are building a leadership team and board that can maximise the opportunities presented by this fast growing industry.”

The full press release can be read here.

A brand new Spanish speaking team will be joining Gfinity for the first time and a raft of new changes at board level means it is exciting teams for one of the premier tournament organizers. Keep up to date with all the latest information from the world of esports right here at esportranks.com