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’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.
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.”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.