Time For a Career Change? Try Esports!
Would you like to swap your middle-of-the-road job for something that’s a bit more exciting and fulfilling? Maybe you should check out the range of careers available in Esports.
Esports has grown massively over the last few years. It’s a multi-million-dollar business, with an estimated 385 million fans worldwide. Lucrative sponsorship deals are available for the top teams and players, and ESPN, which covers DOTA 2, League of Legends, and Hearthstone, is the most successful sports network in television history. Game designers are building their new games to be Esports friendly, and the prize pots for the biggest games run into the millions.
Unless you’re extremely dedicated and willing to practice 10 or more hours a day, it’s unlikely you’ll make it as a top player, but there are other ways to become part of the Esports revolution.
This infographic from Computer Planet shows a range of career options in the world of competitive video gaming, such as:
- Esports reporter/commentator
- Booth planner/visualisations artist
- Game tester/QA tester
- Esports business strategy associate
- Gear and apparel marketing lead
As you can see, there’s a wide variety of career types, from tech roles, through to business and creative. Salaries are pretty good, and some of the jobs don’t require you to have years of experience or obscure qualifications.
The Esports industry looks set to grow ever bigger, with predicted revenues for 2020 expected to top a massive 1,448 million dollars, and have as many as 589 million fans join the sport. If you’re looking for a change, or even to start a career in the competitive video game industry, then there’s never been a better time.