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Nikolai Petrossian who previously held the positions of CEO and Media Director at ESforce is leaving the holding. The management company (instead of an individual CEO) will be introduced as the executive structure of ESforce which will ensure closer integration of the holding and VK Play.

Vasily Maguryan, VK Play CEO:

“VK gaming direction and ESforce have been partners in the development of competitive gaming for many years. I was glad to work together with Nikolai and I’m grateful to him for his expertise and managerial contribution to the growth of ESforce as the Russian esports leader.

Optimization of the corporate management system will contribute to even closer integration of ESforce into the VK Play ecosystem so that players and viewers on the platform will be able to enjoy large-scale tournaments, watch spectacular broadcasts, and promptly receive esports news.”

Nikolai Petrossian:

“I appreciate ESforce and VK for the years of our cooperation. Each of my working days was filled with new challenges and extraordinary tasks. In overcoming them I have always been helped by talented professional team which work in all ESforce business units. I wish the holding and VK Play further development and prosperity!”

Nikolai Petrossian joined the ESforce Holding team in November 2018, taking up the Media Director. In February 2022, he headed ESforce as CEO.