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Chief Operating Officer – G2


Founded by ex-professional gamer Carlos Rodriguez, G2 has quickly become one of the fastest growing and most popular Esports teams in the business.

With a total of 12 teams at present, including League of Legends, CS:GO and Hearthstone, G2 is permanently on the front foot when exploring new titles and audiences, attracting a plethora of dedicated, high quality players, who uphold the core values of professionalism that are associated with the organisation

Despite only being founded in 2014, G2 have already achieved huge success. As the current titleholder and four-time consecutive winner of the EU LCS, as well as winning the best Hearthstone team in 2015 and 2016, G2 have demonstrated their strength at both European and Global levels

G2 have managed to attract a number of high profile partners, with the likes of Vodafone and Logitech recognising the value of opportunity to link up with a fast growing and forward thinking esports team, while also managing to partner with high profile sportsmen such as Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes and F1 driver Fernando Alonso.

The Role

With a team full of experience and industry know-how in the gaming sector, a drive for professionalism along with ambitious expansion plans results in the need to develop all functional areas of the business; everything from commercial to operations.

The appointment of a Chief Operating Officer is designed to be the catalyst to drive best practice through the organisation to enhance professionalism and continue the impressive growth that has come to be associated with G2 Esports.

The CEO will be handing over significant responsibility to the COO so that he can focus on the wider business growth strategy. The COO will manage the day to day functions of the business and will play an influential role in furthering the club’s development, both commercially and operationally. In particular, they will be responsible for building and developing the management team fit for the purpose of advancing the team on every level.

Although it is felt that the successful could come from another industry vertical, it is essential that the Chief Operating Officer understands, and buys into, the unique opportunity and environment of esports and this fast paced and nascent industry. Being empathetic with the ethos of G2 is a must but also someone who is going to be able to drive structure and best-practice processes across the organisation.


  • To be a dynamic and inspirational leader with the ability to engage and develop lasting, positive relationship with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Oversee and lead the integration of a creative, forward-thinking and best-in-class operational framework for the business.
  • Play an integral role in designing and implementing G2’s organisational structure
  • Work closely with the CEO to define and implement the short, mid and long term business growth strategies
  • Alongside the CEO, lead the onboarding of the executive leadership team to ensure each functional area of the business is ‘fit for purpose’ and ‘best-in-class’.
  • Present frequent reports to the Board and CEO, covering all areas of finance, legal, HR, operational performance and commercial.
  • To provide leadership to ensure the goals and priorities of G2 are met and reach the agreed key performance indicators, ensuring that an appropriate financial strategy is in place to facilitate this.
  • Although this isn’t a ‘hands-on’ commercial role, the COO will be responsible for ensuring the processes and systems are in place to improve commercial operations and activity.
  • Ensuring the organisation complies with all business regulations and oversee the implementation of rigid legal and HR processes and structures
  • Maintaining and developing the culture, values and reputation of G2 with all staff, customers, suppliers, partners and official bodies

The above list of duties is indicative rather than exhaustive. The COO will be expected to carry out all such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the role.

Person Specification

  • Extremely strong operational / commercial background and exposure to wider industry.
  • An expert in managing change and organization development.
  • A proven track record in attaining targets.
  • A proven track record in business turnaround.
  • A strategic thinker who makes choices to achieve their goals and to think laterally beyond traditional boundaries to solve problems.
  • Visionary and inspirational leader with a proven ability to build, develop and motivate a team.
  • Good Communication skills crucial both within the business and to the Board and other key stakeholders.
  • A self-starter, with the motivation, commitment, enthusiasm and drive to define clear goals and inspire people to achieve them. Not someone who is easily discouraged.
  • A results focused team leader, with a proven track record of delivery in a challenging environment.
  • Demonstrate a convivial approach to both colleagues and subordinates to ensure a harmonious team working ethic.


The role will be based at G2 Esports headquarters in Berlin, Germany.

How to Apply

SRi is the leading firm dedicated to the constant and growing demand for executive and management talent in sports, media, entertainment and esports. Our expert advisers provide search and consulting services operating as a global team, combining deep sector knowledge with world-class and cutting-edge talent acquisition and management practice.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, candidates should send the following information to;

  • Letter of application highlighting relevant achievements and experience.
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae.

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