The Intel FutureGen leadership programme was launched in 2019 and is a partnership between Intel and NSE to identify rising esports industry talent amongst students studying full-time at UK universities.
We have selected 20 successful applicants to join the Intel FutureGen 2022 cohort where they will be given invaluable experience with direct access to leading industry figures.
As well as this new industry buddy contact, the cohort will benefit from a series of guest talks from expert esports professionals, plus exclusive Q&As, workshops, access to industry events, and much more.
This year's lucky cohort have been matched up with experts in their field from companies such as Unity, Xbox, Intel, FaceIt, Ubisoft and much more! The buddy list below are a brilliant group of industry figures who are giving up their time to support the students and provide guidance over a series of sessions for our group of aspiring esports professionals.
The 2022 Intel FutureGen buddy list is as follows:
Abbey Plumb is a Senior Technical Program Manager at Unity Technologies
Oliver Clarke is the Commercial Director at BLAST
Dan Ellis is the Commercial Director at Code Red Esports
Morgan Ashurst is Head of ESI Media
Mitsouko Anderson is Head of Partnerships at DotX Talent
NEAL 'TSUNAMI' KHANDHERIA
Neal "tsunami" Khandheria is a Dota 2 Caster
Charlotte Pook is the Talent Acquisition Manager at Electric Square
Mark Broom is a UK Consumer Marketing Specialist at Intel
BEN 'NOXVILLE' STEENHUISEN
Ben Steenhuisen is a Senior Software Architect at Bayes Esports Solutions GmbH
Joe Hills is an Account Manager Brand Partnerships at StreamElements
Catherine Bygrave is the Head of Publisher and Developer Relations at Gfinity
Nathan Edmonds is the Head of Community & Marketing at Hitmarker
Julia Cwierz is an Esports Paralegal
Robb Boyd is a Social Media & PR Specialist at PCSpecialist
JACK 'WOLFY' SAUNDERS
Jack “Wolfy” Saunders is a CS:GO Caster
MURIËLLE 'KIPS' HUISMAN
Muriëlle “Kips” Huisman is a Dota 2 Analyst
Chris Duggan is a Senior Event Partnership Manager at Player1 Events
Giulia Zecchini is a Commercial Strategy Lead at FACEIT
Neale Maker is the UK Esports & Player Engagement Marketing Manager at Ubisoft
Owen McIntyre is a Marketing Manager (Xbox UK&I) at Microsoft