The international business world is abuzz with talk of the esports industry: the often overlooked but incredibly lucrative multi-million dollar industry with projected revenues of up to 1.5 billion US dollars by 2020.
This industry is built on competitive video gaming played online but is by no means limited to professional gamers and technology-savvy players. Rather, the sports industry is increasingly accessible and involves streaming live events worldwide to thousands of fans as it continues to grow in popularity.
As the esports market continues to expand, job roles beyond the expected scope of technology and IT are required to ensure stability and higher revenues.
For example, the inclusion of high-profile sponsors for games including Coca-Cola, Redbull and even ESPN has created a cooperative market demanding finance, marketing and business roles.
Aside from typical roles such as mobile developers and game designers, roles such as apparel designers and booth planners are required for live events and international merchandising. Translation and interpretation services are necessary to ensure smooth communication between players and fans, while management roles for everything from online community building and content monitoring to warehousing and logistics is needed to keep the ship sailing.
The lucrative esports industry offers job opportunities with benefits of international travel, the chance to network with successful individuals and exposure to the latest technologies worldwide. Salaries are on the higher end of the average range for most career types, while this new job market offers exciting prospects for part-time and remote work.
The infographic below from Computer Planet provides an overview of exciting job types that you wouldn’t expect to find within the esports industry. It provides a closer look at the required skills and experience for the various career types, as well as an idea of the average salaries for each job. Don’t miss the chance to become a part of this exciting international endeavour – the business of tomorrow.
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