Magic Gaming Team Manager Chris Toussaint announced today that he has departed the Magic organization.
Hi everyone. Yesterday was my last day with Magic Gaming. It has been an unforgettable experience working with this team and our players these last two years, and I’m truly thankful for the trust and support Ryan and my colleagues gave to me. You guys will always be family.
Toussaint, nearing his 20th birthday, has worked in esports since he was 13 years old. He played a crucial role in developing Magic Gaming’s infrastructure in the NBA 2K League over his two-year tenure with the team, which has finished over .500 in both years under Toussaint’s stewardship. He brought it DevGoss as coach for the end of the 2019 season before hiring Jonah Edwards as head coach before the 2019 season. Reizey, the organization’s first-round pick in 2019, won Rookie of the Year for his efforts.
“In order for me to realize my full career potential, I felt it would be beneficial to pursue a change in my career plans,” Toussaint told DIMER. “I will forever cherish the time that I have spent with the Orlando Magic as well as the friends that I have made along the way. This position has taught me so many invaluable lessons, for that I am forever grateful. I’d like to extend my deepest gratitude to Ryan DeVos and the entire Magic organization for their trust and support during my tenure with them. Looking forward to what lies ahead!”
Man, this one hurts. Chris has been a great friend and coworker to me as I transitioned to Orlando. I have no doubts wherever he ends up, he will kill it. #BelieveInMagic https://t.co/cY1H9hEVrR
Several current and former Magic Gaming players chimed in on Toussaint’s departure:
@christssnt It was a pleasure working with you chris you will be miss