Welcome djWHEAT and 2GD to TwitchTV

Today we are PROUD to announce that two of the best-known names in eSports are joining TwitchTV – we are happy to welcome Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham and James “2GD” Harding to the TwitchTV family! These guys are true ambassadors for the industry we so passionately support, and have each traveled far and wide to help realize the dream of Pro-Gaming. That’s why we now welcome them to help guide us into the glorious eSports future! djWHEAT will now act as our eSports Manager, while 2gd will head up TwitchTV’s presence in Europe.

Without further ado, let’s hear it from the men themselves:

See below for the official press release.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TwitchTV Expands Team with Competitive Gaming Heavyweights Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham and James “2GD” Harding

World-renowned pro gamers to continue building affinity within the global eSports community as part of TwitchTV business development team

San Francisco, CA – October 12, 2011 – TwitchTV, the world’s largest video game broadcasting community, today announced two key hires from the eSports community: Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham and James “2GD” Harding. These professional gaming luminaries have extensive experience as players, managers, moderators and more in the gaming industry. They will collectively strengthen TwitchTV’s impact on the live video game streaming industry.

Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham is a prolific member of the Global Pro-Gaming community, where he got his start as a competitor. For over 12 years, he has acted as a game broadcaster, league ambassador, and industry consultant for some of the world’s largest professional video game organizations and supporting brands.

Mr. Graham has traveled to over 20 countries during his involvement with professional gaming and is known for producing the world’s first daily live video game show on the Internet, Epileptic Gaming.  He currently hosts content on TwitchTV’s OneMoreGame.TV, which provides live streaming entertainment to gamers around the world as one of the largest eSports related channels. Prior to OneMoreGame.TV, he created eSports and video game content for several high-profile companies including DirecTV, Dish Network, Samsung, and G4TV.

As the new eSports manager for TwitchTV, Mr. Graham will be responsible for managing relationships and business development with the world’s leading eSports personalities, leagues, tournaments and other organizations.

James “2GD” Harding is a high profile main-stay in European eSports. With over 12 years in the industry, Harding has proven his dedication to eSports with his roles as professional gamer on multiple titles, general manager of Fnatic, Host and commentator for Turtle Entertainment (ESL TV), eSport manager and competitive feature designer at FUNCOM for Bloodline Champions.

In his new role, James will be leading up TwitchTV’s new European branch based in Stockholm, Sweden. Harding’s invaluable experience in product design, team management, marketing, event organization and unique influential celebrity profile is a welcomed addition to the TwitchTV family.

About Matthew DiPietro

Vice President of Marketing at Twitch.

Posted on 12/10/2011, in Press. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Will they get a huge gold plated watch to? Congratz to both of you!

  2. YES! So glad this is finally happening. I look foward to all the things you can now do for the community, DJWheat, without having to deal with your old (IT was it?) job getting in the way. Thanks and congrats!

  3. 2GD has always been my gaming idol. I based my entire career in Quake trying to emulate his playstyle. I’ve been a big fan of djWHEAT since he started casting Guild Wars in 2005/2006. I’m glad he will be able to be fully supported by eSports, it shows that we are growing and expanding at such a rapid rate.

  4. 2gd is the man

  5. 2gd is so awesome

  6. QUAKE! Make it happen.

  7. Nice! My top two favorite quake casters (no joke!)

  8. Awesome!
    Gaming ftw 😀

  9. Amazing news! Twitch and these guys are great and only great things can result from this!

  10. 2gd once punched a man in the face over unreal tournament. A more dedicated man you will not find. Twitch TV is in good hands.

  11. Eric "MindBreaker" hall

    Woot go dj wheat!!

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