Former ESPN esports reporter Jacob Wolf joins Dot Esports – The Washington Post

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Dot Esports is one of several esports websites owned by Gamurs Group, an Australia-based company, which bought it from the Daily Dot in 2016. Dot Esports founder and Editor in Chief Kevin Morris said he is excited to be editing Wolf again. Morris acted as a mentor to Wolf when he joined as a cub reporter at 18 years old — after Wolf, who graduated high school early, dropped out of West Georgia Technical College, where he was pursuing a degree in computer information systems.

“With hiring Jacob, we want to go back to our roots and start doing really ambitious journalism again,” Morris said.

Morris, who holds a master’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School and was a Carnegie Fellow at ABC News, added he hopes the addition of Wolf will also help benefit the careers of some the younger reporters at Dot Esports. This includes new talent they are bringing in, such as 18-year-old Pablo Suarez, who was first to report TSM’s signing of SwordArt via Twitter in November, a development that was later confirmed.

Wolf, a Newman, Ga., native, said he was in discussions with dozens of outlets and was swayed by the opportunity to rejoin his mentor. Wolf also said his perspective on what a journalism career looks like changed during
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