Press release

ESPAT Media Group Hires Matt Hill as CEO

Veteran Sports Executive Will Lead the Dedicated Esports & Gaming Digital Media Licensing Platform

NEW YORK, February 22, 2021 -- ESPAT Media Group, a digital photo and video licensing platform for publishers, organizations, leagues, teams, sponsors and agencies operating in the global esports and gaming industry, has tapped veteran sports and entertainment executive Matt Hill to lead the company as CEO.

Hill, whose background includes PR/communications and business development roles at the National Football League and Major League Soccer, spent the past six years running the NYC office of global sponsorship and experiential marketing agency GMR Marketing. He joins ESPAT Media Group as the company increases its focus on creating a seamless user experience on the ESPAT B2B licensing platform while developing custom, data-driven products for various esports and gaming industry stakeholders.

ESPAT Media Group founders Ed Brooks, Mario Prosperino and Dante Simpson have overseen the evolution of the company’s business model and identified Hill to lead the next phase of growth.

“We are excited about Matt’s decision to join the ESPAT team,” said Brooks. “Matt's culture-driven, purposeful approach to leadership will no doubt drive our growth. We look forward to his contributions to the gaming industry."

ESPAT Media Group’s vast network of esports-centric photographers and videographers have captured content from festivals to grand finals tournaments around the world to create its wholly owned catalog. By reimagining the licensing model through machine learning and image recognition technologies, ESPAT Media Group will go deep into the pixels of an image to create context that amplifies the gaming community and helps accelerate the esports learning curve.

“I’ve known Ed and Mario since my early days at the NFL, and I’ve admired the company they have built with Dante over the past three years,” said Hill. “During my time at GMR, I became well-versed in esports, and I understand the value that a platform like ESPAT can deliver to the esports and gaming community. In addition, I am a big believer in ESPAT’s vision to revolutionize the digital media licensing business. So, the combination of those three factors made this a really compelling opportunity, and I’m excited to get to work.”

About ESPAT Media Group, Inc. ESPAT (Esports Pixels and Technology) is a premier B2B digital media licensing platform focused solely on serving the esports and gaming community. Fueled by its live photo and video coverage and third-party aggregation, ESPAT provides the technological infrastructure that makes editorial storytelling and commercial activations possible. Brands and agencies also rely on ESPAT’s custom content services for tailored assets and distribution. ESPAT’s leadership team is composed of sports and brand marketing industry veterans. The company was established in 2018 and is headquartered in New York City.

CONTACT: Ed Brooks / SOURCE ESPAT Media Group, Inc.