Job type

Esports coach

£15k - £40k

Typical salary

16 – 60

Hours per week

Esports coaches train and develop Esports players and teams to help them achieve their goals.

More info

  • Use your gaming knowledge to coach others to compete in Esports tournaments
  • Jobs are not always well paid or stable and you will need to be highly skilled to make a good living
  • Lower pressure than being a pro-gamer, and you may have opportunities to move to other parts of the industry

This can be a highly rewarding career for those with a strong interest in Esports but who does not want to be in the public eye.


  • Work closely with teams of Esports athletes to develop their gameplay, teamwork, and psychological approach
  • Increase game knowledge
  • Help players build their skills, knowledge and strategic ability
  • Motivate the team
  • Ensure the team are healthy, confident, and working well together
  • Part of your daily work may include setting up 'scrims' (where teams play practice games against each other)
  • Analyse game data to better understand how your team is performing and areas for improvement


Due to the new nature of this role, your day-to-day environment can vary greatly. You'll have to travel to tournaments, and it may be stressful at times being in the spotlight with your team.

You'll need

There are no set requirements for this kind of role, other than that you need to be an extremely skilled Esports player, and you'll also need excellent leadership and motivation skills.

Volunteering as a coach for an amateur team is a good way to get started and build up your experience. Coaches normally progress up through the different levels of competition in this way. You might also benefit from doing a coaching qualification which will help you build your team building, people management and teaching skills.


Competition for these roles is strong and you'll need to achieve an exceptionally high level of skill in your chosen game to find work as a coach.

You may move into a variety of roles, including an Esports analyst, or specialise to be a head coach, draft coach, strategic coach, or sports psychologist.