Kim Rom appointed VP of eSports at CBS Interactive

Kim Rom joins the GameSpot eSports team.

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Meet Kim RomAn 18-year marketing and editorial executive, Rom has spent nearly his entire career championing the eSports community. He most recently served as chief marketing officer for gaming peripherals manufacturer SteelSeries, where he oversaw professional team sponsorships worldwide and managed partnerships with the industry's best-known brands. He worked for SteelSeries in the company's home headquarters in Denmark and, most recently, in the United States. Under his leadership, the company's revenues surged from less than $1 million to more than $77 million annually due to innovative word-of-mouth and eSports community-building strategies.Rom joined SteelSeries from XplayN.com, the biggest competitive gaming website in Denmark, where he oversaw more than 40 editorial and administrative staff. Previously, he built and ran the gaming section for the biggest Danish Internet portal.For CBS Interactive's Games Group, Rom will define and execute our eSports strategy, an important new growth opportunity for the company.Welcome to the team, Kim!

Discussion

9 comments
EJ902
EJ902 moderator moderator

I thought that said "An 18 year old marketing and editorial executive" and was overcome with a sense of "what the hell am I doing with my life". Thanks for the scare GS

Anyway, welcome aboard Kim!

MuddyMaestro
MuddyMaestro

Welcome to the team! Hopefully you'll bring a professional and non-glamourized perspective that eSports needs in order to be relevant. =)

zyxe
zyxe moderator

Welcome. I hope this brings more attention and resources to the GS community as a whole. The community aspect of this website could use a boost.

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

Welcome Kim!

Snakpakk
Snakpakk moderator

Welcome to the team! 

gbrading
gbrading moderator

When it said "18-year" I thought that meant Kim was just 18-years old and I got very confused. :P

FLSTYLE
FLSTYLE

Congrats to Kim Rom! 

Your first task, should you choose to accept it, is to get Gootecks a job! He's making GS eSports look legit when he covers FGC events and the fact that he's not getting a full-time salary for it is a crime!

combatez
combatez

@dab198 i guess that's why you're an unpaid volunteer at gamespot and not an exec at a fortune 500 company