Esports Team Owner

Esports Team Owners, also known as Organisation Managers are firmly behind the steering wheel, implementing innovative approaches to drive a team forward and stay ahead of the game.

People skills, an analytical mind, and good gut instincts will help you develop your unique business strategy. A successful Esports Team Manager needs to know how to build a winning team that includes both professional players and supporting staff.

You’ll be making the big and difficult decisions regarding the shape and direction of the company so a drive to succeed is essential.

Also referred to as:

Organisation Managers, Organisation Owners

You’ll love this role if you’re into:
  • Being Organised
  • Writing
  • Helping People
  • Designing things

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Not all, but some people working as an Esports Team Owner have a degree in Events or Business. Above all, you should be someone driven, possesses understanding and passion for the sport and enjoys being strategic. 

As a professional, you’ll be building and driving the success of an Esports team. You also might be responsible for negotiating and arranging sponsorship. This is a dynamic and multi-faceted role so building up work experience is key to gaining success in this field. Support your local community and build a network to help you source mentors, sponsors and friends.

Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your portfolio (a collection of your best work) and or CV stands out to employers and course leaders.

As an Esports Team Owner, your work should present your previous experience with Esports Team, demonstrating success through strategic planning and organisational skills. For more general ideas on developing your portfolio, see our top tips page.

Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills & network; or start modding others games to gain experience.  

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I love the feeling of satisfaction and readiness I get when we finish a season of competition and everyone is positive and ready for the next.
Jayda Schroepfer - Esports Team OwnerRead the full story
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