UK esports organisation Rix.GG has announces the expansion of its senior leadership team with a new chief operating officer: Jan ‘Careion’ Hoffmann.
Jan has come to Rix.GG in order to improve and streamline the operational side of the business, driving the organisation closer to its 2021 goals.
Jan was previously the head of team operations at Fnatic and has worked as a player and coach in the past.
Jamie Lewis, Rix.gg founder, said: “Jan’s story is a great example of how esports players can find relevant careers off the server once they’ve hung up their professional gaming boots.”
Rix.gg COO Jan ‘Careion’ Hoffmann, said: “I am incredibly excited to announce that I have taken the position of COO at RixGG. During the past few weeks, the RixGG Team has shown me nothing but professionalism and passion in our early conversations.
“I am looking forward to the challenge and working on all of the exciting projects in our 2021 pipeline!”
The news comes one week after Rix.gg held the Huntress Trials women’s Valorant tournament in conjunction with the British Esports Association’s Women in Esports initiative.
The £2,000 tournament featured eight teams and was won by LaGals. There’s more information on the Huntress Trials tournament, including VoDs and more, on the British Esports website.
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.