Esports Company Ampverse Expands into Vietnam and Myanmar
One of Asia’s leading esports entertainment companies, Ampverse, has announced several new hires in order to bolster the company’s firepower, coinciding with growing client demand and Ampverse’s regional expansion to Vietnam and Myanmar.
Ten new members joined Ampverse across multiple business units as its growth continues to accelerate across Southeast Asia, bringing the Ampverse team to 44 across the region. The latest hires added to the company’s scaling operations include director of revenue and customer success Jackie Tangngumvitayakul formerly of Starcom, head of client solutions Kate Siriwattanakul formerly of GroupM, and strategic initiatives manager Athiti Sujarit formerly of Garena.
Other additions to the Ampvese team include new team members across its sales, finance, human resources, creative solutions and esports divisions.
These latest hires follow the appointment of Tim Roemer last year who has since been promoted to Chief Operating Officer effective January 2021. Roemer joined from leading performance marketing agency Heroleads, a company he founded and scaled to 200 across the region.
Commenting on the new hires, CEO Ferdinand Gutierrez (pictured) said, “We are really pleased to welcome this bunch of talented and bright individuals to Ampverse. As we prepare ourselves for the next phase of growth, I’m incredibly proud that Ampverse continues to attract talent of such high calibre. Reflected by their diverse interests, personalities and knowledge, our new talent will support us in bringing forth wider creative solutions for our clients.
“Ampverse is laser focused on building the leading mobile esports organization across the region. This new string of hires will drive us to keep up with the ever-changing gaming landscape, setting us up for further growth and expansion to Vietnam and Myanmar starting in the coming months.”
For 2021, Ampverse will continue to invest in Southeast Asian markets, due to the rising popularity of the esports entertainment industry.
CEO Ferdinand Gutierrez says, “Vietnam and Myanmar are among Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies, with both markets displaying a huge growth potential for gaming, boasting many promising players and a robust gaming community. As we settle into 2021, our goal is to extend our resource, talent and experiences in places where we know there is a clear demand.”
Since its launch in 2019, Ampverse has swiftly established itself as a leading mobile esports entertainment company in the region, recording a significant year-on-year revenue growth in 2020. Over the last six months, Ampverse now owns and operates three esports teams including Thailand’s leading esports team Bacon time, several popular gaming communities and boasts a client base that includes Samsung, KFC, Porsche, Electronic Arts, Lazada and Grab.
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