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Esports is hiring ó and you donít need to be a player
Venture Beat ^ | August 30, 2018 | Rich Huggan

Posted on 09/03/2018 5:31:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Chances are you’ve heard about how huge esports is becoming. It’s on TV channels like ESPN and TBS, it has hundreds of thousands –or even millions — of dollars in prizes. And it’s the industry that’s drawn investment from a number of mainstream brands, and even A-list celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Shaquille O’Neal.

And while you might be aware of the gigantic sums of money these players (often teens) are playing for, you’re probably not aware just how many other career paths exist in esports.

Gone are the days where you could only make a living in professional gaming if you in the top 0.001 percent of players in the world. Account managers, business development executives, digital marketers and all of the conventional job titles now exist in esports as the industry has reached a size where any skill set can lead to a full-time paid career.

Multiple career paths

One of the websites we operate at ghostwhite is the largest esports jobs website there is, HitmarkerJobs.com, which posted 2,497 jobs in esports in just the first half of 2018. We’ve seen it all from internal travel agents for esports tournament organizers, to managing a gaming house for a team on a full-time basis, to even being a freelance meme specialist earning $17 an hour!

There certainly hasn’t been a better time to get involved in the scene than now, but to understand the significance of why so many full-time careers is such a warming sight we must journey back to the dark days of esports, where passion funded people’s exploits, and absolutely nothing else....

(Excerpt) Read more at venturebeat.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: esports; gaming; hiring; jobs

1 posted on 09/03/2018 5:31:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never go away..!


2 posted on 09/03/2018 5:38:01 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Gamecock; SaveFerris; FredZarguna; PROCON

Wasn’t Art Vandelay and Esporter? Or was he more of an Importer?


3 posted on 09/03/2018 5:41:00 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

He was in latex.


4 posted on 09/03/2018 5:44:29 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy

Yes, and latex-related products.


5 posted on 09/03/2018 5:50:44 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

And an aspiring architect.


6 posted on 09/03/2018 5:51:38 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy
And judge.


7 posted on 09/03/2018 5:53:37 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: gaijin

Who me?


8 posted on 09/03/2018 5:55:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well duh, Trump’s tariffs were TOTALLY INTENDED to help exports - of course they’re now hiring, that was the plan.


9 posted on 09/03/2018 6:00:44 PM PDT by BobL (I drive a pick up truck because it makes me feel like a man)
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To: Larry Lucido

I remember an Art Cor....velay, as well.

But that Art Vandelay, his a man of many talents.

I remember his joint project with Kramerica Industries.


10 posted on 09/03/2018 6:01:03 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

yes. A good post, so...yes.


11 posted on 09/03/2018 6:06:04 PM PDT by gaijin
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