Where To Start With Esports

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As such a popular and constantly evolving industry Esports is attracting many new participants. Those who want to break into the industry are urged to take certain steps that will help them meet their goal.

The first step is to volunteer to work an Esports tournament. An online search for companies in the industry is the place to start. Groups in the industry will generally have an official website telling people about volunteer opportunities. This is something that can be added to a resume when searching for a job in the industry.

There are many positions within the esports industry. Anyone that wants to enter it needs to choose a specific facet of the industry to specialize in. Gaining experience in a chosen fact is one of the best ways to build a reputation. The industry includes a lot of positions to choose from, such as:

  • Marketing
  • Playing
  • Managing
  • Administration
  • Hosting

The next step in the process is to network with those who are already involved in the esports industry. This is when it helps to research several of the companies within the industry. It is always a good idea to meet with representatives of several companies. In general, smaller companies are more willing to meet with those looking to break into esports.

A part of this step is trying to get an internship with one of these companies. Though most are unpaid, they offer a chance to get invaluable experience in a specific position.

The last step in the process is the most important step. It is to become active in the industry in any way possible. This means practicing gaming skills for those who want to be pro players. For anyone that wants to become an esports journalist one of the best ways to get into the industry is to run a blog or website that addresses it.

Any effective esports website would need to host tournaments. It would also have to give viewers an easy way to watch sporting events. The best websites in the industry provide fans with everything they need to enjoy the experience. This includes making tournaments schedules available on the site at all times. There should also be a leaderboard so that players and teams can be compared for betting purposes. These are the keys to breaking into the business as a website owner and operator. Spectators are always looking for the best ways to follow their favorite teams.

The business has become so popular that some colleges and universities now run esports classes. Taking these classes can be beneficial no matter which position within in the industry someone is interested in. Long term goals may even include ultimately becoming a professor of esports.

Julie Wein
Coming from a journalistic background, the passion and enthusiasm, coupled with a keen interest in Slot Games gives the team a wealth of information. Based in Brooklyn, New York in the US, Missy obtained her degree at Towson University at the age of 22 and has worked for a number of well known companies including Macy’s and Disney.