ESL Appoints new General Manager for Australia

Josh Inman General Manager of ESL Australia

Josh Inman promoted to General Manager, leading Australia’s largest esports company

Sydney, Australia, March 3 ESL Gaming Australia, local division of the world’s largest esports company, has today unveiled a new leadership structure. The changes will see Josh Inman appointed General Manager of ESL Australia, helping drive esports’ growth as a major property in the future of sport and entertainment.  Tomas Rossel (formerly G.M. Australia) will continue with duties as  Director, Asia-Pacific Japan, focusing on supporting management across Australia and Asia. 

Graeme Du Toit will support Josh in management of the Australian business for ESL as Head of Marketing & Sales. Nick Vanzetti and JB Hewitt will continue to support Josh, Graeme and team in the Australian business as Managing Directors, though remain focused on the broader Asia-Pacific Japan region.

“The team we have at ESL Australia are unsurpassed in their ability to execute world-class esports programs and it’s a privilege to have the chance to lead them to new heights in 2021 and beyond.” said Josh Inman, ESL Australia General Manager. “We’ve hit the ground running this year, with the launch of the League of Legends Circuit Oceania and ESL ANZ Champs, and construction of three new broadcast studios. I’m looking forward to continuing this growth, and adding another chapter to the story of ESL in Australia.”

“Josh is the right person to lead ESL in Australia – having played a core role in the company  since inception as a fledgling esports circuit in 2009, and leading day-to-day operations since 2019. Josh’s attention to detail and management approach have helped cement ESL as the benchmark for quality in esports in the region.” said JB Hewitt, Managing Director of ESL APJ. “With Josh at the reins, ESL Australia is set to continue leading the market in the current dynamic environment, and as a management team, we’re proud to promote one of our longest-standing employees to this important role.”


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