New Team Members – US Esports Advisor

By Mike Barnes

June 4, 2019

What is the news?

In preparation for the launch of Edge’s revolutionary platform are pleased to announce that Chris Chaney has joined the company as US Esports Advisor.

Chris Chaney’s leadership experience is underlined by a 10-year track record of success in the global sports and entertainment industry. A native of Germany, Chris is an award-winning serial founder, including being recognized in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and is an active esports and entertainment advisor and investor. He is also the co-owner of the Houston Outlaws, an Overwatch League franchise. During his career, Chris has applied his strategy and business development expertise to help grow US and international companies by creating strategic partnerships, driving customer acquisition and securing expansion capital. As a former associate of global marketing partnerships at the National Basketball Association, founder of the Ivy Sports Symposium and Chaney Sports Group, his portfolio includes work with blue chip companies of the highest caliber and innovative technology start-ups alike.

Adam Whyte, Founder and Edge CEO says, “Chris and I connected in August 2017, we both had a background in sports and esports. When we discussed Edge, Chris immediately understood the size of the problem and the scale of the solution. If you had asked me 1 year ago who our “dream signing” would be for Edge, I would have said Chris Chaney. He represents someone with a great mind, fantastic network, industry experience, and the work ethic to execute. He’ll fit right in with the rest of the team.

Chris Chaney said about joining Edge as US Esports Advisor, “Edge is solving a massive problem with a simple and coherent solution while being led by a visionary leader in Adam with a deep background in sports, tech and esports. The Edge team is fantastic and I am excited to be a part of it.

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Edge started as a leading esports agency and consultancy based in London, United Kingdom. Edge has been connecting gamers, teams, leagues and brands and bringing new esports & gaming IP to market since inception in May 2018.