Richard Lewis appointed editor-at-large at Dexerto

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UK-based esports media group Dexerto has announced that prominent British esports journalist Richard Lewis has joined the team on a permanent basis.

Richard has been appointed the first ever editor-at-large at the group’s flagship website Dexerto.com

He’s best known for his investigative journalism in the esports and gaming worlds, including uncovering match-fixing scandals, corruption in the CSGO gambling world and exposing sexual abuse in the industry.

In addition, he has written various reports around unethical practices in esports, including contractual issues between players and tournament organisers and teams. 

Richard Lewis has won two Esports Journalist of the Year awards, and last year called out the likes of Polygon, Kotaku and Waypoint in his winner’s speech.

Richard’s outspoken nature has earnt him a reputation for breaking major news, while also speaking his mind and ruffling feathers on social media.

Richard is also a former desk host of ELEAGUE, the host of The Richard Lewis Show, where he produces videos discussing recent esports affairs and news, and has previously written for various publications that cover esports.

He started working with Dexerto.com in November 2018 on a freelance basis, and will now assume a permanent role for the media outlet.

“I’m looking forward to focusing on video-led content for the company and working closely with Dexerto ahead of the unveiling of its very own production studio in London.”

Richard Lewis, Dexerto

Richard will focus on creating esports themed video-led content and commission work from other content creators. He will also continue to publish written articles for the site and will be working closely with Dexerto’s leadership team.

The news comes ahead of the unveiling of Dexerto’s London-based production studio.

Richard’s appointment follows two other recent key hires for Dexerto, after Matt Hattrick joined as brand agency director and Ken Olsen as director of creative strategy earlier this year.

Richard Lewis said: “Dexerto is the leading media outlet for esports news in the world and a major voice in digital culture for tens of millions of Millennial and Gen Z fans, so i’m really happy to assume the role as editor-at-large at the outlet.

“I’m looking forward to focusing on video-led content for the company and working closely with Dexerto ahead of the unveiling of its very own production studio in London.”

Joshua Nino De Guzman, co-founder and CEO at Dexerto, added: “Richard is one of the most important people in esports and has been a leading journalist in the industry for over a decade, before the name esports was even coined as a term.

“As well as supporting his critical work, this also reflects Dexerto’s decision to bring more video and event content together, allowing us to continue to break the stories that matter while reinforcing our world leading coverage of both esports and influencer entertainment.”

A few years ago, Esports News UK interviewed Richard Lewis about his thoughts on UK esports.

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