Hitmarker expands into Asia-Pacific market after raising half a million pounds in crowdfunding

Newcastle-based esports and games industry job platform, Hitmarker, has signed a deal that will see it broaden its reach across the world.

Hitmarker has signed a long-term strategic partnership with RGF Executive Search and Professional Recruitment (RGF), a recruitment service provider in Asia under the umbrella of Recruit Group, which has 60 years of history in recruitment.

The partnership will combine Hitmarker’s database of candidates and hiring companies with RGF’s expertise and knowledge in the Asia-Pacific region.

The news comes after Hitmarker raised £505,971 through its recent equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube.

In-depth interview: Hitmarker MD Richard Huggan on the esports job site’s new crowdfunding raise, navigating a ‘brutal’ industry and blowing competition out of the water

Hitmarker will provide RGF’s gaming vertical with a pipeline of talent, and will be compensated each time RGF uses its database to complete a search.

RGF’s teams in the region will also assist Hitmarker with its impending roll-out of translated, localized platforms for a number of its markets.

This process will begin with the delivery of Japanese and Simplified Chinese platforms in 2021, with localized offerings for the esports and video game industry communities in India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and South Korea following soon after.

“We’ve been looking longingly at the enormous Asian esports and video game market for a while now, and this agreement with RGF gives us the perfect motivation to finally begin serving it,” commented Richard Huggan, Managing Director of Hitmarker.

“We’re incredibly excited to be working hand-in-hand with such a reputable partner as we embark on our Asian expansion, and firmly believe that Hitmarker will become the largest platform dedicated to esports and video game hiring in Japan, China, and beyond within the next few years. The potential is enormous.”

Hiroki Nakashige, CEO of RGF International Recruitment, added: “RGF has big ambitions to further grow and strengthen its business in the esports and video game recruitment and executive search space in Asia from 2021 onwards.”

Hitmarker also recently announced a new CV builder tool for job seekers.

📝 Have you checked out Hitmarker CV yet? Our new online resume builder is live on our website, free to use!

Once you’re done, you’ll be able to generate a unique URL for hiring managers to view your resume without downloading anything. ☺️


— Hitmarker (@HitmarkerJobs) February 1, 2021

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Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.

A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to focus full-time on Esports News UK and also set up an esports consultancy to help brands and businesses understand the industry.


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