Eastern Europe has long been at the heart of online video gaming. Worldwide, it is estimated that there around 135 million eSports enthusiasts, and the prize pots for the biggest tournaments run well into the millions of dollars.
Most people won’t make the grade as competition players – serious Egamers drop school to play for up to 10 hours a day, every day, and it’s that kind of dedication that makes champions – but did you know that there are a varied range of jobs connected to the online video game industry that you perhaps could do?
Check out this infographic by Computer Planet. It lists some of the career roles that go into supporting the gaming industry. A few of the jobs available are:
- Social media associate/manager. Their role is content development for all social platforms. There is no formal qualification required, and the average salary is around $36,000.
- Team coach/analyst, whose role is management of playing teams, including administration and social media management. For this you will need hands-on gaming experience, and the salary is around $25,000.
- Digital media talent recruiter/agent. Their job includes scouting and talent acquisition for companies within the gaming industry. You will need a minimum of 4 years’ experience in digital space, and at least 3 years’ experience in sales/customer service. This job comes with a salary of around $64,000.
- Esports commentator. They cover all aspects of the gaming industry, including gaming, culture and business. You need to have 2 to 3 years’ experience writing for a news publication. Average salary is around $41,000.
These are just a few of the job options listed in the infographic, and there are other, more tech based jobs available. Esports is a quickly growing industry which is forecast to create revenues of over $1 billion in 2017. It’s a great time to consider a career in Esports – you could get the chance to travel worldwide, and find great opportunities to develop your career.
More about the contributor:
Marcus is the Community and Content manager at ComputerPlanet.co.uk, creating and sharing content to their community and beyond. Computer Planet design and build custom gaming PC’s, CAD workstations and desktop computers.