MonteCristo Appointed Commissioner of Flashpoint, VP of Brand
B Site Acquires Insights on Esports Content Channels, Welcomes Back Summoning Insight
LOS ANGELES (June 17, 2020) - B Site Inc, the first global esports media company owned and operated by team organizations, today announced that Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles was named Commissioner of Flashpoint and Vice President of Brand of Flashpoint.
Mykles has more than 15 years of esports experience, including serving as a broadcaster across five different titles. He’s also served as a professional team owner, coach and consultant while starting up multiple esports and media businesses.
“Monte is a unique voice in esports and the perfect connection point between the business of Flashpoint and the community of supporters we aim to build around it,” said Ari Segal, CEO of Immortals Gaming Club and founding member of B Site. “There is no one better suited to collaborate with players, talent, and the community and ultimately deliver the very best, most forward leaning esports content, consistent with the mission and voice of Flashpoint and future B Site products.”
As Vice President of Brand, Mykles will be in charge of the overall brand direction for all B Site initiatives inclusive of Flashpoint, B Site’s content platform, and future events (both live and digital). He’ll also be responsible for developing new content and tournaments as B Site expands to include additional titles.
As Commissioner of Flashpoint, he’ll be the official link between Flashpoint and the fans. Mykles will serve on Flashpoint’s Board of Governors alongside Mike Rufail, CEO of Envy Gaming, Tomi Kovanen, SVP of Finance and Business Development at Immortals Gaming Club, Adam "friberg" Friberg from Dignitas and Epitácio "TACO" de Melo of MIBR, to approve all formats and tournament rules for Flashpoint and enforce player penalties and competitive sanctions.
"I am extremely excited to continue constructing the live tournament and content plans for both Flashpoint and B Site,” said Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles. “We aim to serve enthusiastic, adult fans with content brought to them by the most creative, fun, and expert voices from their favorite games. We are committed to not only providing top-tier tournament experiences, but also to roll out year-round studio shows for all major esports."
B Site has also acquired the Insight on Esports content channels, which will now be used to host its new content slate featuring best-in-class long-form esports shows with well-known hosts.
As a part of this move, Summoning Insight, the biggest esports podcast in history covering League of Legends hosted by MonteCristo and Duncan “Thorin” Shields has a new home at Insight on Esports. More show announcements will be coming very soon.
Shows will be hosted on the Insight on Esports YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4AGeYoOM9lRH6-L7wNFgTQ) and Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/insightonesports) channels. Expect more show announcements in other major esports titles very soon!
About B Site, Inc.:
B Site Inc. is the first esports media company funded and run by team organizations including Cloud9, c0ntact Gaming, Dignitas, Envy Gaming, FunPlus Phoenix, Gen.G, MIBR and OverActive Media and in partnership with FACEIT. Its mission is to create sustainability and prosperity for both players and teams while delivering differentiated content and storytelling to fans around the world. B Site is structured to provide the highest revenue share potential to teams of any major esports organizer. It champions an open circuit for developing new talent and an infrastructure for ensuring competitive integrity.
The company operates Flashpoint, a professional tournament series in CS:GO for game enthusiasts, and also produces original content with programs like The Blind Spot, Flashpoint Q&A, and Summoning Insight. Follow on Twitter @Flashpoint, on Instagram @flashpoint_cs, Twitch at twitch.tv/flashpoint and YouTube. For more information, visit Flashpoint.
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