MTG appoints Thomas Schmidt as ESL chief commercial officer

Media company Modern Times Group has appointed Thomas Schmidt as chief commercial officer of its eSport subsidiary, ESL.

Schmidt will have responsibility for ESL’s media rights as well as developing global sales and brand partnerships.

He joined ESL as a non-executive board member last October after having been responsible – as managing director of media rights at Team Marketing – for the distribution of Uefa’s Champions League and Europa League global media rights.

MTG comprises various esports, online gaming and digital video content businesses, as well as other minority holdings. It split off from the Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group in July last year.