Senior Director, Global Publisher and Developer Relations, ESL
Spike Laurie is the senior director of global publisher and developer relations at ESL, the world’s largest esports company. Over the last 18 months at ESL, Spike was jointly responsible for the management and leadership of the UK business and since January 2016, ESL’s successful launch in Latin America.
Currently Spike leads publisher relationships and strategy out of ESL’s Los Angeles offices, steering the company’s global approach to crucial partnerships.
Spike joined the company in September 2015 moving on from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment where he was responsible for the publisher’s international retention and engagement strategy.
During his time in the UK Spike sat as co-chair of the UKIE (UK Interactive Entertainment) trade body’s esports sub group, made up of publishers, government, team owners and other stakeholders, to consider and promote the UK esports industry.
Spike is a 2017 Sport Industry NextGen Leader and was declared one of the UK games industry’s 100 most influential people by GamesIndustry.biz