Twitch Hires Riot Games-Vet Mitch Rosenthal as Director of Production Operations for Esports

Twitch has hired Mitch Rosenthal as its Director of Production Operations for Esports. Most recently head of production and operations for Riot Games Esports, Rosenthal joins Twitch as the company looks to grow its Twitch Rivals esports efforts. Rosenthal will oversee the broadcast, event production, tournament organization, and player management departments while working directly under Head of Twitch Esports Justin Dellario and Senior Director of Esports Production and Operations Steve Flisler

Twitch has hired Riot Games-vet Mitch Rosenthal as its Director of Production Operations for Esports

“As the mission for Twitch Rivals grows, our team is scaling with the best and brightest across established and new areas of the industry,” says Flisler. “Mitch Rosenthal brings best-in-class broadcast production expertise and deep esports knowledge. We look forward to him leading an important part of the team as Twitch Rivals continues to build incredible opportunities for Twitch creators.”

Rosenthal grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Los Angeles after graduating from college. Starting his TV career with Warner Brothers working on everything from Extra TV and Celebrity Justice (which became TMZ) to NFL Network and, finally, Riot Games, where he oversaw some of the biggest esports events in its young history.

“I’m so excited to come and join a great organization in Twitch,” says Rosenthal. “When the conversations started on the open role I knew it was the right fit for both myself and Twitch. I’m super excited to work on multiformat content with Twitch.”

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