06 Sep Britain’s top gamer signs with new Stellar Esports division
Fortnite World Cup star Jaden “Wolfiez” Ashman has signed to Stellar Esports.
The 15-year-old, who is the UK’s all-time leading earner, enjoyed a sensational summer of Fortnite, qualifying out of 40 million aspiring entrants for the Fortnite World Cup Finals in Flushing Meadows, New York. By finishing runner up in the duos event Jaden and his partner took home US $2.25 million.
Jaden said: “I am so happy to be part of The Stellar Group. They have been a hugely successful agency for so many years working with some of the biggest names in the world. To be part of that group of players is absolutely amazing”.
The signing of Jaden sees Stellar establish an Esports division as part of a wider development strategy to continue to drive growth of the business.
Stellar Esports agent Oliver Chesses said “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Jaden to the Stellar Group. He is an incredible talent and has achieved so much in so little time while still only being 15 years old. Jaden is remarkably mature and focused and yet so humble despite his extraordinary success this summer. He clearly has an exciting career ahead of him and Stellar is looking forward to playing a vital role in allowing Jaden’s talent to flourish further”.
Stellar Esports Director, Johnny Whitmore added: “A Stellar Esports division has been in development for some time now. The gaming industry is blowing up at the moment and we feel the time is right to bring our management expertise into the mix. The signing of Jaden reflects Stellar’s ethos of working with ‘best in class’ and with more signings in the pipeline it’s an exciting time for the group and industry as a whole”.