Ramon Hermann is heading Tencent’s esports efforts with Valor Series for North America, Europe and South America. Ramon has been a pioneering leader in the esports space since he started the European esports team at Blizzard Entertainment in 2005. He developed competitive local ecosystems around popular early esports titles like Warcraft and StarCraft before moving into a global role for the company. Ramon joined League of Legends publisher Riot Games and focused on establishing esports in the North American collegiate space, working with conferences like the Big Ten Network to initiate esports programs and launch esports leagues for conference member schools. Ramon is now working with Tencent as a champion for the company’s expansion efforts in the West to connect esports and mobile gaming, the fastest growing segment of the gaming industry.
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