In this episode of Game Changers, Jason Chapman, Managing Partner of Konvoy, engages in a discussion with Ralf Reichert, a founding leader of esports, having shaped the industry for the past 20 years. Ralf co-founded ESL with the aim of creating significant stages for a new sport that would elevate players to global stardom. What began as a pursuit for quick win evolved into a lifelong journey, culminating in ESL's position as the largest esports brand. In a billion-dollar transaction in 2022, ESL merged with Faceit to form the ESL Faceit Group - EFG. Ralf, now an active angel investor, primarily serves as Chairman at EFG, focusing on creating new experiences beyond gameplay where esports and gaming intersect.
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