Esports events and facilities company Nerd Street Gamers has hired former Esports Stadium Arlington President Jonathon Oudthone as its director of national programming. Oudthone joins the company just days after exiting Esports Stadium Arlington, after reports surfaced that the company laid off a majority of its staff and installed a new president.
In its announcement, Nerd Street said that it was in the process of acquiring ESA, but the deal fell through:
“Esports Stadium Arlington was a venue partner with Nerd Street for over a year hosting a variety of events including the renowned Esports Awards and competitive tournaments. With Jonathon at the helm of the esports industry, NSG looked to bring him onboard via an acquisition. When the acquisition fell through because of ownership restructuring at ESA, Nerd Street brought Jonathon on immediately in a full-time position.”
In his new role, Oudthone will be responsible for the “booking, growth and development of live events nationally for Nerd Street Gamers.”
The Esports Observer spoke to the newly-appointed ESA President Luke Bauer in an interview earlier this week about the situation at length.
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