• Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022


Esports company AFK Professionals has appointed former skilled Counter-Strike participant Daniel ‘Frod’ Montaner as its Esports Expertise Coordinator.

In his new position, Montaner, who was beforehand signed to the company as a consumer, will utilise his expertise and connections to raised serve AFK Professionals’ rising roster of expertise, the corporate mentioned.

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Montaner joins the company after fulfilling a wide range of roles within the esports business over the past 20 years.

Throughout his lively aggressive years, he received a number of main worldwide competitions in Counter-Strike and was thought of to be an all-time nice in North American Counter-Strike. He transitioned briefly to Overwatch, then VALORANT, earlier than retiring.

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After retiring as knowledgeable participant, Montaner moved into esports teaching and administration working with organisations akin to FaZe Clan, T1, Florida Worldwide College, Miami Dade Neighborhood School, and extra.

Montaner commented on his new Esports Expertise Coordinator position: “I’m excited to start out the subsequent a part of my profession in esports, particularly with the company I’ve been with for the previous few years.

“All through my time in esports, I’ve all the time appeared out for gamers and tried to greatest signify the pursuits of gamers, so it was extraordinarily necessary to me that AFK valued this in the identical method. To have the ability to proceed to assist gamers on this position with AFK is a blessing!”

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AFK Professionals is a part of the AFK Group. In 2021, the UK-based company rebranded to AFK Group in an try to differentiate its enterprise items — AFK Creators, AFK Professionals, and AFK Digital.

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Skilled gamers signed underneath AFK Professionals embrace OpTic’s Pujan ‘FNS’ Mehta, Misfits’ Mitchell ‘Mittaen’ Driessen and Crew Vitality’s Santeri ‘BONECOLD’ Sassi, amongst others.

Jamie Wooton, Lead Esport Agent at AFK Professionals, added: “After we launched Frod to our roster of shoppers in North America, most of the skilled gamers shared fond reminiscences of watching Frod in Counter-Strike tournaments after they had been rising up, which was good.

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“It’s incredible to have somebody with such a protracted tenure in esports be a part of our ranks and produce with him such a formidable quantity of connections and expertise.”

Esports Insider says: AFK Professionals has managed to rent a candidate with years {of professional} esports expertise to information and assist its expertise. Daniel ‘Frod’ Montaner has a robust background not solely as knowledgeable esports participant but additionally as a coach and supervisor. His expertise shall be useful to the company because it seems develop and develop its consumer roster.

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