Dot Esports Names Jacob Wolf as Chief Reporter

Dot Esports, widely regarded as the leading platform for Esports new, has announced the return of Jacob Wolf, who... Pablo | 5. January 2021

Dot Esports, widely regarded as the leading platform for Esports new, has announced the return of Jacob Wolf, who will act as Chief Reporter and Investigative Lead. Wolf most recently spent four years with ESPN, who are to close their Esports division.

During his five years within Esports, Wolf has picked up a host of awards to date, thanks to everything from reports on roster changes to live productions. Wolf has also added to his reputation through his reports on the LEC and LCS free agency window, a show in which he will now bring to Dot Esports. The show achieved some 30,000 live concurrent viewers and 250,000 total unique views on Twitch in November 2020.

Why Dot Esports Brought Wolf Back

Wolf began his career as a journalist with Dot Esports back in 2015, before becoming one of the youngest ever ESPN reporters a year later. The American helped ESPN in becoming a leading Esports platform, with Wolf having won the 2018 Esports Awards Journalist of the Year award in the process. Meanwhile, ESPN was named the Esports Awards Coverage Website of the Year in 2017 and 2018.

Upon his return to Dot Esports, Wolf will also work to grow the platform’s investigative reporting, as they look to ensure that they are the no.1 publication when it comes to breaking news. Speaking upon the news, Wolf stated that: “I’m thrilled to be returning to Dot Esports and working with their team to deliver the best journalism in esports. Dot was one of the first publications to bring hard-nosed, investigative reporting to esports and provide opportunities for young journalists like me, William Turton and Josh Raven to grow alongside veterans in the space. Now, after four-and-a-half years at ESPN, I’m excited to be coming back to continue my own work but also to be one of those veterans and help make esports journalism as a whole better.”

Why Dot Esports is the Leading Esports Publication Around

Wolf will reunite with Dot Esports Editor in Chief Kevin Morris, who has already spoken of his excitement ahead of the move: “We’re absolutely delighted for Jacob to come back to Dot Esports. Jacob was a huge part of the early success of Dot, and his reporting and investigative work has only gotten better over the past four-and-a-half years. We have an incredible team at Dot Esports, and Jacob’s addition is going to be like a force multiplier for our journalistic work. On a personal level, I can’t wait to work with Jacob again. He’s a fantastic journalist and one of the hardest working people in the industry.”

Spanish journalist Pablo Suarez joined Dot at the end of 2020, having burst onto the scene thanks to a host of leading reports on player transfers in the LEC. With such talented reporters on their books, it comes as no surprise that Dot Esports now has some 8 million monthly users, as well as over 17 million content views.