Champion Gaming Series Appoints Execs

Los Angeles-based Championship Gaming Series, an online professional video gaming league which is backed by DIRECTV, said this week that it has appointed Rachael McLean as the firm's Vice President of Digital Media, and Jim Downs as Director of Online Media. McLean was most recently at GoTV, where she served as VP of Music Programming. McLean has also previously served at InfoSpace Mobile, MTV Networks, Columbia Records Online, and SonicNet. Downs was most recently an executive producer at G4 Media, and has also produced Pseudo Programs, Fountain Web Design, and Retirement Living TV. Champion Gaming Series runs a series of computer video game tournaments and related events. The firm is a joint venture of BSkyB, DIRECTV and STAR, CGS.