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Global eSports Management (GEM) has today announced their official launch, adding nearly 30 top esports professionals to their talent roster. GEM was founded by three esports veterans: Tobias 'Tumba' Sherman, formerly of eMA, Min-sik 'Reis' Ko, formerly of SK Gaming, and Kim 'Hwanni' Sung Hwan, formerly of Fnatic. Our Editor-in-Chief Kim Rom had a chance to reach out to co-founder Sherman, the interview can be seen above.
Some of GEM’s clients appear to have been old clients of the recently closed down eSports Management Agency, or eMA - however, there is a large number of new clientele on GEM’s books. For instance, GEM have expanded into both Hearthstone and the fighting game scene; picking up community favorites Mike Ross and Gootecks, as well as professional Hearthstone players Jan 'Ek0p' Palys, Marcin 'Gnimsh' Filipowicz and Jeffrey 'Trump' Shih. These additions show GEM’s understanding of the currently growing esports scenes in both games - these additions may prove to be wise ones.
To help with their intended rapid expansion, GEM have announced the launch of a gaming house in Düsseldorf, Germany, which gives an indication of their vision for the expansion of the esports scene. It will include "pro-grade computers, catering, off-hours entertainment and even maid services" and will be used as a training point for the clientele of GEM to train for events such as IEM Katowice, Dreamhack and other major European tournaments. This is a large investment and results of their clientele will tell the tale of whether or not it is successful.
Along with their news about the gaming house comes the news that GEM will be constructing a full-scale video production studio located in Seoul, South Korea. With full broadcasting capabilities similar to the studio of GOMeXP, it will provide a base for both foreign as well as local talent to work from within Seoul – allowing the production of high-quality content to be created on behalf of their clients.