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Esports Rising: Understanding the Landscape to Start Your Career in Esports

Kye Browning  (Conference Manager, XLIVE)

Location: Career Development Stage, Expo Floor, North Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Expo, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Indie Games Summit - Get your pass now!

Topic: Career Development

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

The esports industry is poised to continue becoming the fastest growing entertainment sector globally. With an added interest from investors and non-endemic organizations there also comes a growing opportunity of jobs in the esports market. With jobs ranging from entry to senior level management across a wide array of departments from marketing, to full-stack developers, to shout casting and community managers we will explore the avenues into finding a job and breakdown the necessary skills to excel in such positions.


This session will break down the needs of the industry, the best resources for finding and interviewing for a job, and how to build your portfolio and resume. The presenter will also share tips to navigating the esports jobs landscape and insights on transferring your current skill set into that of esports.

Intended Audience

The target audience of this session is anyone who wants to learn how to start their career in the esports space. There is no prerequisite knowledge required.