Eurogamer completes new video team with Johnny Chiodini & Chris Bratt
New hires finalise quartet of dedicated production crew
Eurogamer, also part of GamesIndustry.biz parent company the Gamer Network, has announced two hires for its burgeoning video team, bringing the dedicated team to a total of four.
New members Chris Bratt and Johnny Chiodini join Aoife Wilson and Ian Higton as the site brings new focus to the creation of bespoke and exclusive in-house video content.
Bratt joins the company from VideoGamer, where he's been very successfully running the site's YouTube presence, whilst Chiodini has most recently worked at Gamespot. Both will be working closely with Higton and Wilson, as well as the other members of the editorial team.
"Now that we have a full team, we're planning a relaunch for our YouTube channel in the coming weeks," writes Eurogamer editor Oli Welsh. "It's a work in progress, but right now I can tell you this: there'll be a regular weekly show, and other recurring formats and series; videos will complement the articles on the site, not just regurgitate them; Ian, Aoife, Johnny and Chris will be the faces of Eurogamer video, but writers from the website - people like Christian Donlan, Bertie Purchese, Martin Robinson - will appear as regular guests; and our videos will present a mix of entertainment, information, opinion and critique that will hopefully be familiar to anyone who's been reading (or watching) Eurogamer over the past 15 years."
When the site first experimented with original video content, with the Johnny Minkley presented Eurogamer TV, all video was hosted locally. Now, the focus will be on Eurogamer's own YouTube channel, where the team will be collecting the entirety of its output.