Esports Job Roundup - 100 Thieves, TurtleBeach, Philadelphia Fusion and More! - Dexerto

Esports Job Roundup – 100 Thieves, TurtleBeach, Philadelphia Fusion and More!

Published: 21/Aug/2018 13:56 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 13:38

by Mike Kent


If you’re an esports fan wanting to explore the possibility of working in the industry, it may not be as hard as you think.

Esports has progressed well beyond the days of teams and tournaments being run out of a bedroom with a small team of volunteers and part-timers.

Now, full-time careers are rampant and in so many sectors that anyone can make their dream job their actual profession.

Here are our top 5 jobs from featuring some of the most recognized companies in esports.

Product Manager – Turtle Beach

  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Type: Full Time
  • Apply/More Info: LINK

One of the OG’s of the esports scene, a brand so renowned that if you haven’t used a turtle beach headset it’s questionable whether you’ve ever actually gamed. Turtle Beach is looking for a Product Manager with 5 years of experience in a product marketing, product management or a similar role.

Social Media Manager – Philadelphia Fusion

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Type: Full Time
  • Apply/More Info: LINK

Another absolute giant from Overwatch, finishing 2nd in the Overwatch League’s inaugural season. With their spectacular orange identity and amazing content, Fusion is looking for an esports all-rounder who can dominate their social media.

Marketing & Social Media Intern – 100 Thieves

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Type: Paid Internship
  • Apply/More Info: LINK

One of the newer teams in the scene but one that is making some huge waves, 100 Thieves is said to be looking to take the Fortnite scene by storm after already securing 1st seed in their debut season in the NA LCS. Some of the requirements of this paid internship are being passionate and knowledgeable about Fortnite, its community and competitive scene.

Head Coach – Shanghai Dragons

  • Location: Brisbane, CA
  • Type: Full Time
  • Apply/More Info: LINK

Founded in 2017, Shanghai Dragons is a Chinese team from The Overwatch League. There are no restrictions on nationality in this job as well as a light experience requirement, making it accessible to a lot of you. If you know how to adapt to meta changes in Overwatch and develop plans that lead to team victory, take a look at this job.

Head Coach, Overwatch Contenders – Infinite Esports and Entertainment

  • Location: Frisco, TX
  • Type: Freelance
  • Apply/More Info: LINK

With the huge success of the Overwatch League it’s no surprise that not only the league teams are hiring but also the team’s academie! GG Esports, the academy team for the Houston Outlaws, is looking for a Head Coach to work with analysts, veterans, and esports professionals to develop the next generation of talent.

Three Full Time Writers – Dexerto

  • Location: Remote (United States)
  • Type: Full Time
  • Apply/More Info: LINK

If none of the above take your fancy, you could of course work for us.

This is a remote-specific role based on the west coast of the United States for someone able to commit 40+ hours, available to start in 1-2 weeks!

League of Legends

Doublelift explains how TSM’s “bad” SwordArt negotiations made him retire

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:24 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 1:43

by Alan Bernal


League of Legends star Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng revealed more about the strained timeline of Team SoloMid’s negotiations with Hu ‘SwordArt’ Shuo-Chieh, which ultimately led the North American veteran to retire.

Doublelift went into the off-season with a single objective for TSM: sign an elite support who spoke English. SwordArt just got done with a stellar season lifting his team to win the LPL 2020 Regional Finals and getting second place at Worlds.

The TSM veteran also recommended Team Flash’s Nguyễn ‘Palette’ Hải Trung as a suitable support for TSM. However, DL really wanted to play with a bot-lane partner that spoke his native English; a requirement Palette didn’t fulfill, but SwordArt did.

TSM were looking forward to staving off Doublelift’s retirement by making a deal with SwordArt. However, TSM later told their star ADC that negotiations were shaky, and asked if he would be okay with Palette instead. He wasn’t.

On November 25th, Doublelift retired. On November 26th, TSM announced they had successfully signed SwordArt from Suning on a two-year deal that would pay him an LCS-high of $3 million per season.

“No, I didn’t know SwordArt was coming before I retired,” Doublelift said, before explaining how rough transfer discussions made him lean into retirement. “I was really excited for the whole SwordArt thing. They told me SwordArt was confirmed, and I got really excited

“And then I guess the negotiations were going really bad at certain points. So then they told me: ‘Actually, (the deal with SwordArt) fell through. It’s not going to work. Would you still be committed if your support was Palette?’”

Although impressed with Palette, DL was really keen on getting the bot-lane synergy rolling with someone he could effectively communicate with.

At this point, SwordArt was the unobtainable lynchpin in keeping Doublelift from retirement.

But it wasn’t until a day after Doublelift, 27, decided to retire, after production had wrapped on his retirement video, and after TSM were already moving past the seasoned ADC, that the org announced the new support.

“The whole situation made me realize: I’m better off retired,” Doublelift said.