Potential Careers in Esports

Marc Anthony once said: “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life!”. This statement is somewhat controversial but if you think actually about it, it makes sense. If you are a hardcore gamer and you love gaming, you will probably want to work in Esports industry. Luckily, this industry is growing and new job positions are opened every day. Esports is suddenly a more viable career path than ever! With that in mind, why not get a real job in something you like, in Esports to be precise. 

Careers in Esports

We all know that Esports industry is growing exponentially. Prize pools of Esports tournaments already outpace some traditional sports. Therefore, Esports as an industry now supports more career paths and some of them didn’t even exist two decades ago. Besides being a professional player you can also opt-in for different career paths like a streamer, tournament admin or even caster. Let’s take a look at possible careers in Esports:

  • Professional Player
  • Coach
  • Referee or Admin
  • Journalist or Photographer
  • Social Media Marketer
  • Event Coordinator
  • Caster/Streamer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Sales Manager
  • Job in Production Crew
  • Developer
  • Other Esports Related Positions 

The jobs listed above are the most wanted ones. However, there are countless opportunities in Esports industry and you could be almost anything that you can think of. 

How to Get a Job in Esports?

If you are good enough in some game you will probably like to go professional. A professional player position is only available for less than 1% of the best players out there. If you are not one of them, the question is: “How to get a job in Esports once you are out of high school or college?” 

First of all, you need to evaluate your skills and think about how can that benefit a company you want to work in. This will determine the path you can take in Esports. If you are a developer you can get a job in any gaming company and create games and new Esports titles. If you have some experience with writing or photography you can be an Esports dedicated journalist. The same goes for everything else. 

Where to Find Esports Jobs?

Finding a job in Esports isn’t different from finding any other job. It mostly depends on your location but you need to set up a profile on LinkedIn and look for nearby companies. Make sure to adjust your profile and add relative skills to Esports so job recruiters can find you. On the other side, if you live somewhere where Esports is not an option you can work remotely. There are even some Esports dedicated job boards where you can find a list of Esports related jobs and apply to them. 

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