New Advisory Board Member at Stakrn

New Advisory Board Member at Stakrn
Business eSports

New Advisory Board member joined Stakrn, World’s eSports & Gaming Business hub

Stakrn, the French company well known for its involvement in the economic development of the Video Game and eSports industry, formalizes today the arrival of John Armstrong within its Board, to pursue its international growth.

eSports & Video Game industry needs pro middle

With increasing market growth (+30% CAGR worldwide for eSports, +100B$ for Video Game market in 2016) numerous companies working on Video Game space are looking to boost their businesses and create new opportunities. Promoting and interconnecting all industry sectors (such as indie game studios, publishers, eSports organizations, brands, medias, agencies, startups, event organizers, schools, etc.), Stakrn is proud to welcome a new key Advisory Board member to strengthen its team.

Key people to reach summits

With a global focus on B2B services, Stakrn has been supported since its inception by Christophe Carniel (Co-founder and CEO at Vogo) and Samy Ouerfelli (Managing Director France at Turtle Entertainment).

Today, John Armstrong joins the Board to bring his international experience and reinforces the worldwide strategy of Stakrn. John has worked in the Mobile and Video Game industry since 2000. He is Director of the World Gaming Executives network and a BDM Consultant to the Games Industry. Involved in competitive game development and subsequently acquiring an interest in eSports over a number years, John has proven key skills to support electronic sports entities to achieve their goals by connecting and partnering people through the Esports Business Group he runs on Linkedin and other social and business networks.


“The amount of hard work that Boris and his team at Stakrn have invested is clear for all to see.

Stakrn’s members and partners are some of the most recognisable brands in esports, which I believe is an indicator of the confidence they have in what Stakrn can achieve as a company and in terms of how Stakrn can assist interested parties enter the esports space.

I am extremely pleased to be joining Stakrn as an Advisory Board member and intend to help both Stakrn and their clients find the best partners and solutions to optimise their business potential.” said John Armstrong.

Stakrn, the B2B ecosystem to find opportunities and do business

As a member and/or partner of many international organisms democratizing and developing eSports and Video Games uses, Stakrn is composed of three units :

  • Business”: with free or Premium access, is the leading Business Hub which promotes and generates business opportunities, here or worldwide. Each entity working on Video Game space (including eSports) can use pro features to enhance their business profile, PR, news, job offers, events, reviews, stores, videos… and benefits some exclusive analyses and interviews.
  • Sponsoring”: through its eSports agency (, Stakrn helps brands and investors to reach their strategic goals in eSports (ex: sponsoring, partnership, investment…) in the most efficient way, through consulting services and by connecting them to key players (teams, medias, talents…)
  • Events”: Stakrn aims to analyse and democratize eSports sector with the organization of professional conferences (about media, sport convergence, health, technologies, sponsoring…). It also offers consulting services to events organizers.

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About Stakrn

Stakrn is a french company, with a worldwide staff, dedicated to promote eSports & Gaming industries and to generate opportunities within this space. With global services, Stakrn allows : - professionals to reach new partners and enhance their business ( - brands and eSports actors to make efficient sponsorship strategies ( - eSports event organizing: conferences, consulting, teambuilding....