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Isle of Man Digital (IoM Digital), an agency within the Department of Enterprise for the Isle of Man, has appointed Chris Kissack as Head of Esports.

Kissack will be tasked with spearheading the Isle of Man’s launch of an esports enterprise programme, aimed at attracting new businesses to the self-governing British Crown jurisdiction.

Kissack joins IoM Digital from Amber Gaming, where he led the consultancy’s delivery of professional services and projects for esports clients.

“I am very pleased to welcome Chris to our team. It was vital that we found the right candidate to drive forward this new, exciting venture for the Island, and Chris’ experience in the sector, expert knowledge, and enthusiasm for our esports proposition made him a perfect fit for the role,” Lyle Wraxall, CEO of IoM Digital, said.

“I am looking forward to continuing my work in raising the Island’s profile within the esports space. My time at Amber has been a very positive experience and I’m very grateful to both Ted and the team for giving me the opportunity to help them create the Island’s first dedicated service offerings for the esports industry. As a proud Manxman, it is a great feeling to join the Digital Agency to partner with local businesses and institutions to deliver the island’s esports strategy, embrace this thriving new industry and help grow this exciting new sector for the Island,” Kissack said.