Steve Whitford, Mega8 General Manager, is responsible for the gaming strategy and deployment within the Kagiso Media Group.
This includes competitive gaming, casual gaming, gamification and gaming content across the group including group companies like
Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio. Steve had a clear understanding of the inner workings of the gaming and esports industry and provides expert analysis of the industry to platforms like Times Live.
As one of the founding members of the DGL team (which became VS Gaming), in 2008, Steve assisted in growing the competitive esports landscape in South Africa, building esports leagues, not unlike Super Rugby or the British Premier League in football for almost ten years.
Steve was instrumental in the formation of the Telkom Masters Programme in 2016, the first R1 million prize pool tournament in South Africa. He has also worked in game development and in strategic consulting, auditing the effectiveness of organizations’ online presence in the telecoms, media and financial services sectors.