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Esports • Sep 18, 2018

EA is launching a new competitive gaming division franchise

EA is launching a new competitive gaming division franchise

A job description on HitmarkerJobs.com revealed a new posting from EA, looking for a program manager for an as-yet unnamed ‘new competitive gaming franchise.’

The job’s description revealed that the division in question hasn’t been announced yet, although it seems that EA is gearing up ahead of the organization's official release.

“EA’s next official Competitive Gaming Division franchise has yet to be announced,” the statement reads, “but behind the scenes its commissioner is spinning up the global leadership team responsible for inspiring the world to play competitively, making stars of our players and creating the future of interactive entertainment.”

The description likewise reveals EA’s stance on competitive gaming, stating that “‘competitive gaming’ is not just esports; it’s also the competitive experiences in-game that impact all players.”

While specific games were not mentioned in the description, other postings from EA point to titles like FIFA, with openings for FIFA Assistant Live Producers and a FIFA C++ Software Engineer.  However, these could reference EA’s already existing esports programs for the titles.

This isn’t the first time EA has dabbled in competitive gaming, either - the California-based game company created the EA Competitive Gaming Division in 2015, which focuses on EA’s largest competitive titles like FIFA, Madden NFL, and Battlefield.

Even so, it seems that EA is looking to bolster this initiative by bringing on a few new recruits. Fans will have to wait with bated breath for further information, but those interested in applying for the position could get a broader taste of what the franchise entails.

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