Singapore: The star headliner for community & local sports production & streaming, 1 Play Sports Pte. Ltd., has appointed Jesal Parekh, a gaming and esports expert and Ex-Team Flash COO, Singapore as its Head of Esports effective from May 2020.
Before serving as the COO of Team Flash in Singapore, Parekh was positioned at OpTic Gaming, USA, as International Development Director and led its expansion into India, Southeast Asia, Mexico, & Brazil.
Jesal, with his tremendous experience of working along some of the leading esports companies in the world, will drive the company’s business expansion in esports and spear initiatives to bring 1 Play Sports at the forefront of the field in Southeast Asia.
“Hiring Jesal as the Head of Esports brings critical strategic leverage and wider opportunities for expansion. The response for our esports content has been amazing and we have already garnered over 1.8 million views since we kicked-off esports tournaments in April. With Jesal onboard, we intend to become a leading name in esports and streaming in India and Southeast Asia”, said Mohit Lalvani, CEO, 1 Play Sports.
Jesal has developed and managed prominent teams across OpTic Gaming and Team Flash in titles such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Counterstrike, Overwatch, PUBG, Call of Duty, and several others. During his tenure in the field, Parekh has also served as an advisor and consultant for multiple esports and gaming companies around Southeast Asia and the United States.
“1 Play Sports provides a platform for grassroots programs and unsung heroes of traditional sports. Working with 1 Play Sports will give me the same opportunity to support the local gaming and esports ecosystem. My vision is to create quality content and amateur level tournaments across Southeast Asia”, said Jesal as he expressed his enthusiasm for joining the team.