Career Profile, Salary & Job Outlook —
What does an eSports Team Manager do?
An eSports Team Manager is the primary administrator of a team. Team managers are responsible for organizing the team and making sure players are prepared for competition. Managers handle the logistics of scheduling practices while also scouting and recruiting new players. Team Managers also handle creative duties with the team’s branding. They select team colors and oversee logo design, and order uniforms and equipment.
How much does an eSports Team Manager make?
According to Ziprecruiter, eSports team managers maintain a national annual salary of $66,798, which is an hourly wage of $32.11. Entry-level managers start around $21,000 annually. Senior-level managers make an annual average of $80,000. The range in salary widely depends on factors including skill, seniority level, and location.
What impact does this career have towards the gaming industry?
Team managers are crucial to the wellbeing of players. Managers free up players to focus on competing at a high level by taking care of the administrative tasks, properly preparing the team, and providing support.
What is the job outlook for an eSports Team Manager?
Financial forecasts project that eSports revenue will hit $1.62 billion by 2024. According to Hitmarker, job opportunities in the field (including eSports Team Manager) increased by 87% between 2018 and 2019, and growth is expected to continue year-to-year as revenue increases (Hitmarker Report).
How to kick-off your career:
- Stream gaming competitions to familiarize yourself with their structure.
- Join online communities and network with players.
- Explore the Fashion Institute Gaming and eSports Industry Essentials online course.
- Download Yellowbrick’s Ultimate Gaming and eSports Career Guide.
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