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

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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.

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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 HitmarkerJobs.com featuring some of the most recognized companies in esports.

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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

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  • 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.

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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.

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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!

CS:GO

HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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