Revealed today, esports management company Forevr opened its doors, inspiring a new outlet of the esports industry. Led by Marc Ogihara, an experienced client manager, and Astralis founder Frederik Byskov, this agency reaches for high places with big clients. Forevr plans to create value through a variety of services using a holistic management approach, ensuring esports players and professionals can properly market themselves.
“At Forevr we strive to do management the right way with our 360° approach,” said Marc Ogihara. “By managing all aspects of the players careers we have the ability to create genuine synergy for both clients and brands. We want to preserve our client’s careers and work in close proximity with the organizations and teams to maximize the potential we know they have.”
Forevr already boasts top esports talent from launch, signing deals with players from multiple major titles. Dota 2 stars Johan “N0tail” Sundstein and Topias ‘Topson” Taavitsainen from OG Esports are two major clients joining the company. Unrivaled in the Dota 2 scene, OG Esports won back to back championships at The International in 2018 and 2019. Recruiting from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene, Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev from Natus Vincere, also known as NaVi, enters the team as a Forevr client. NaVi is a leading esports organization and their decade-old CS:GO team consistently leads competition at various Majors and events.
Forevr also recognized the growing mobile esports industry and recruited from their ranks. Zhen “Zxuan” Xiong, commonly known as “ZX”, competes competitively in Mobile Legends as the No. 1 Fanny player. Located in Singapore, he’s one of the biggest mobile streamers in the world. Another mobile esports leader, Sherlin “SherlinTsu” Susanto professionally streams Mobile Legends and represents Genflix Aerowolf. Preferring the nickname “Baby Shark”, Sherlin worked in industries from modeling to cosplay to streaming.
A new 360° management company has entered the esports world. Combining industry professionals with a deep understanding of the esports community, Forevr aims to create value for both its clients and brands by joining their journey with a holistic management approach.
— Forevr (@forevr_gg) April 9, 2020
Forevr in Esports
Starting off with such a powerful esports cast, the management agency opens eyes as other brands take notice. Forevr boasts a 360-degree approach, including a top-to-bottom strategy to take care of clients’ professional needs and branding. Their services include player management, partnership activations, press/marketing/social media management, business and legal management. In addition to client service, brand consultations are also offered.
“It’s clear to me there is huge growth potential for individuals within the space such as players, streamers and talents,” Frederik Byskov stated. “This is where Forevr comes in.”
It’s unsure where the future will take Forevr. But based on their launch and the clients secured before going public, the company holds a lot of potential.
Written by Justin Amin