Jérémy Girardot is the manager of AS Monaco’s esport team. In Paris attending the Orange e-league 1, he agreed to meet us and to answer our questions. An incredibly enriching meeting of his experience in the esport market.
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KYKLOS: What is your career path and how did you end up in AS Monaco esport?
Jérémy: I began esport at 18 years old. I am a dinosaur in this discipline! I worked as video games seller, and it is how I discovered esport. At that time, it was on the first Xbox with Xbox Live, I began on Forza Motorsport 1! Some of my customers suggested I had to join their team. And to be honest, it was extremely fun! Besides, I have a competitive spirit as I practiced a lot in athletics at a good level, and confronting myself to other people was always important for me. Already at that time, I was convinced that esport was going to get famous and to become what it is today.
Afterward, I started working as community manager for Bang Bang Management, Xbox, EA sport, FFF as a freelance, activity which I keep working on out of my managing position today. I was also in charge of multi-gaming association and writer for the site aAa.
Thanks to these activities, I was approached by the team Epsilon that I joined and I had to coach Vincent “Vinch” on Fifa. We made a great season! As a result, the team offered me to coach the entire FIFA team and I had the mission to make the team a reference on the French territory.
After a season, with Vincent “Vinch” we decided to leave the structure and we joined Melty Esport team! But 3 months later, the team stopped… It was a great short experience because working conditions were great and the team spirit was fun! Then, we moved to the FC Nantes. And after 6 months, I decided to leave because I wasn’t paid and I wanted to get rewarded for the invested time.
I was eventually contacted by AS Monaco. The club had already experienced a first esport touch partnering with Epsilon, but they wanted to launch their own team to be the spokesman of the club’s values. We quickly came to an agreement, and Vincent joined us afterward because his profile matched perfectly with the club’s! Today I am the manager of AS Monaco’s esport team.