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NRG bring on new Vice President
NRG Esports is excited to announce the hiring Chris Mann as our new VP of Marketing and Partnerships for NRG and the SF Shock. With more than 15 years of experience working in the sports business, Chris brings a wealth of brand marketing knowledge to NRG.
Having followed the rise of esports closely, Chris joined Endeavor Global Marketing in 2016, jumping at the opportunity to work with an agency at the forefront of the growing esports vertical. At Endeavor, Chris served as the Senior Account Director overseeing T-Mobile's entry into esports. During that time, he worked on partnerships with Riot Games, Blizzard, Twitch, TSM, Cloud9, the Houston Outlaws along with the Overwatch League and World Cup.
Prior to joining Endeavor, Chris worked on partnerships with properties including the UFC, NHL, DreamWorks, MLB, and NFL. On the brand side, Chris has supported PepsiCo, Campbells, Sirius, York and more on their sponsorships.
“After 15+ years working with blue chip brands to navigate their sport partnerships, I am excited to bring my experience to a premier esports organization” said Mann. NRG is primed to be major player across esports through the orgs strategic investments across the Overwatch League, franchised Clash Royale league and top tier teams in games such as CSGO, Dragon Ball and more. I look forward to being part of NRG family and its continued growth.”
Chris graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Sport Management and credits his success to strong relationship building and passion for gaming. He currently plays HearthStone, PUBG, Overwatch, Fortnite and Arena of Valor.
About NRG Esports
NRG Esports is a San Francisco-based esports organization competing in nine professional video game leagues and known for its deeply engaged fan base. NRG was founded in 2015 by Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov, co-owners of the Sacramento Kings. NRG investors include Shaquille O’Neal, Alex Rodriguez, and Jennifer Lopez, alongside Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.