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Galaxy Racer appoints Romeo Misao as head of marketing for India, South Asia

Dubai, UAE – Galaxy Racer (GXR), one of the fast-growing esports, gaming, and lifestyle organizations headquartered in Dubai, has announced the appointment of Romeo Misao as the head of marketing for India and South Asia. The announcement follows the organization’s spate of new hires globally including the recent signing of Galaxy Racer’s Chief Marketing Officer Allan Phang. 

For the new role, Misao will be leading the regional marketing initiatives for both GXR and Nigma Galaxy, the competitive esports division of GXR, and will have his focus on the company’s aggressive expansion plans across India and the South Asia region.

Misao was previously the first esports hire in India for Free Fire, the award-winning mobile Battle Royale game by the leading game’s publisher, Garena. He led and executed esports initiatives for Free Fire in India and Bangladesh as their esports project manager. 

He also spearheaded and launched the leading premium esports IPs in India that went on to be record-breaking such as the Free Fire India Championship Fall 2020 with 300,000 concurrent viewership and the Free Fire World Series, Singapore 2021 with 1.9 million concurrent viewership on local Hindi language streams.

Misao has also worked for award-winning brand BenQ-Zowie, where he drove gaming and esports projects and contributed to the success of the brand’s ranking as the top gaming monitor. 

Galaxy Racer, which was founded in 2019, currently has over 100 content creators across Middle East North Africa (MENA), and Southeast Asia (SEA). Nigma Galaxy, the merger between Team Nigma, champions of The International 7 Dota 2, and Galaxy Racer, will be leading the competitive esports team division with an impressive roster of twelve esports teams in Dota 2, League of Legends, CS:GO, and Fortnite, as well as PUBG Mobile, BGMI and Free Fire, with over 60 male and female esports athletes from over 20 countries.

CMO Phang commented, “Romeo’s vast marketing experience and deep knowledge of the Indian esports industry is vital as part of our strategic initiatives for India. His work is exceptional and I am looking forward to working together with him. As Galaxy Racer pushes forward with our aggressive expansion plans, having a leader of his caliber is important to spearhead our marketing campaigns. We look forward to having Romeo onboard with us. Welcome to our galaxy!”

Meanwhile, newly appointed Misao said, “I am excited to be working at Galaxy Racer, one of the fastest-growing esports, gaming, and lifestyle organizations globally. I look forward to working with Allan and my fellow colleagues as we look to partner with brands who are interested in targeting Gen Z and Millennials. I cannot wait to unleash the awesome marketing initiatives I have in store for the Indian market and to put Galaxy Racer, Nigma Galaxy, and India on the world map in the global esports industry.”

Galaxy Racer aims to create a 360-degree esports, gaming, content, and lifestyle brand. Its group company, Riva Technology and Entertainment (RTE), have secured a streak of acquisitions, partnerships, and brand licensing deals including the iconic comic book series publisher Dark Horse Comics, with RTE producing multiple mobile games based on the massively successful The Umbrella Academy comic books and Netflix series.

Alongside Misao, Galaxy Racer has also recently appointed Danny Lopez as chief content officer, who was formerly the director of brand and content at Guild Esports, an esports team co-owned by David Beckham.