- Look after business interests and contracts for professional Esports players
- Ideal for someone with a passion for Esports and excellent business and negotiation skills
- Opportunities to work for an agency or go freelance and work for yourself
As an Eports agent you might work for an Esports agency, a law firm that specialises in Esports contracts or you could also be freelance.
- Scouting for new and talented Esports players, online or at events
- Finding opportunities with organisations for your players
- Managing your clients' marketing and endorsement activities
- Representing your client if there's a dispute with the organisation that employs them
- Acting as a media spokesperson for your clients
- Handling contract and salary packages, and supporting your clients during times of personal difficulty
- Loss of form or when they're under pressure
- A lot of your work will involve contract negotiation and making sure contracts meet legal guidelines
- You might use a solicitor to carry out the legal contract work
You'll often work long hours, and may need to work 7 days a week during busy periods. You'll work in an office and you'll also need to attend many of events your clients compete in. You'll usually need to be available at short notice to give advice to clients and to represent them to the media. There can be a lot of travel, and you'll need a driving licence for most jobs.
This role would be ideal for someone with a passion for Esports, excellent communication and negotiation skills, the ability to get on with a wide range of people, the ability to promote yourself and your clients, and excellent business skills, maths skills.
There are no set entry requirements to be an Esports agent. To get started, most agents usually have work experience with an agency – you can contact agencies to see if there are voluntary placements or internships available, contacts within Esports– you can build up your contacts by immersing yourself in the industry and engaging with players and teams at events, and legal knowledge – a lot of your work will involve looking over legal contracts, so you'll need a good understanding of contract law, and it may help if you're a trained solicitor and business knowledge – this is very important to the role, so you may also find it useful to study for a degree or postgraduate course in international sports management or business management. A qualification in law or business may also be useful, although it's not essential.
With experience and contacts, you could set up your own Esports agency.