Are you looking to switch your function or industry? This post tells you briefly what you need to know about the exciting range of career options within the growing eSports industry.
You might be thinking that eSports are just about video games and gamers. Well, it used to be but it isn’t anymore. They have become a multi-million dollar industry that attracts millions of fans from across the world. And with the advent of social media, it has gained access to global audiences. This, in turn, has attracted the interest of Fortune 500 companies that can rely on eSports tournaments for advertising opportunities.
As much as this budding industry grows, it still needs brilliant minds to help it steer a course. For example, graphic designers, event managers, PR and marketing gurus, and project managers among others.
Game publishers are coming with innovative ideas to develop games that encourage online multi-playing gaming. Lately, Star Wars Battlefront, Battlefield 1, and the overwhelmingly successful Overwatch have only increased interest. The industry has nowhere to go but up and will require top talent to join its ranks in coming years.
If you are interested in learning more about opportunities in eSports, take a look at the following infographic by Computer Planet that lists some of the best jobs in this growing industry.
Thanks for this guest post to Marcus Clarke from @computerplanet.
David Shindler is founder of the Employability Hub online learning centre, Director of Learning to Leap and widely respected in the industry as an employability expert. David understands the ‘soft’ skills, attitudes and behaviours needed by employers and can help people improve them to get the job they want.