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The roles that most people don’t notice but are crucial to succeed with an Esports organization. 

Players, streamers and casters tend to get all the spotlight when it comes to esports, primarily because they are seen as talent-based careers. People see an organization and instantly associate it with their biggest team or their best player or even the discipline in which they are most successful. What many people are not aware of, however, is that behind every successful player is an organization that has worked tirelessly in countless different areas to ensure the success of that player.

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The biggest organization currently is Team Liquid, who has had rosters in just under 20 different esports and has accumulated over $23.5 Million USD from its various teams. They are closely followed by other organizations such as Evil Geniuses, Virtus.Pro, Fnatic, Natus Vincere and Cloud 9. What all of these organizations have in common is an extensive support team that forms the foundation of the organization, without which they would not be able to function at their peak.



If you can succeed with an Esports organization, especially financially, you’ve made it. It’s a bit easier today than before. As esports grows with greater prize money, audience numbers and investment from the largest companies in the world, so too will the demand for these jobs, which are vastly different. Many of these roles could all be filled by you or another person you decide to work with and if you want to be a player you can even create an organization around your team if you are dedicated enough.

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Founding an Esports Organization

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The fundamental basis of an esports organization is a brand. At the very least, you should have a memorable and original name, with a stylish logo to match. To really seal the deal though, you will either need to design yourself or hire a graphic designer to make multiple variations of the logo, banners, announcement backgrounds, stream graphics and cover backgrounds.

Obviously, you will not begin with thousands of social media followers, but you should have accounts ready on social media such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Twitch and on your team’s website. For this, you would need a social media manager¸ but that will come with time. Once you have the aesthetic aspects of a team covered, you are halfway to getting the basics down.

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The Next Step

The next thing to do, which would sometimes be done even before preparing an organization, is picking up an esports roster. High-level players are relatively easy to find, as more and more people dream of becoming professional. However, the hardest part is finding players that can, first of all, work well together as a team and stay together for an extended period of time and second of all, be good enough to make some money and garner some attention.

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Ideally, the roster needs to have players that are improving rapidly in their game so that you complement their growth and development by providing everything that they would need to improve, to create a mutually-beneficial relationship between the organization and the roster. It is also important to maintain the integrity and develop a reputation for being an organization that players want to join. Players can require anything from a salary, equipment, accommodation, and travel to tournaments to exposure, sponsorship, and coaching.

In return, it is not uncommon for teams to ask for a small split of winnings, but it is hardly a profitable endeavor unless you find long-term success and growth and begin to receive large earnings from sponsorships and investment. Most organizations struggle to find the right roster to grow together, but if done properly there is minimal risk involved and only massive gains if you do stumble upon the jackpot. In any case, planning and dividing tasks between your people is the road which you need to follow to succeed with an Esports organization.

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The Natus Vincere Dota 2 training facility and team house.

Keeping it Going

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While many roles within an occupation are non-essential in the early days, before long it is likely that you will find yourself stretched for time and resources and can take the opportunity to expand your organization. You will likely need a team manager for every game or team that you have (the more games you have teams in and the more rosters you have in them, the greater exposure, profitability, reputation and chance of success you are likely to have). They should be in charge of communication between the owner/founder/general manager and would be responsible for organizing tournaments, scrims, and practice games and ensure that the players can focus on what they do best with the least distraction possible.

The last thing you want is to have players involved in the running of their team AND practicing to win. This is not how you succeed with an Esports organization.

You might even decide to hire a team coach, a high-level player with some sort of competitive experience who can watch your team’s games and point out their mistakes and teach them how to play better. If it continues to grow and you are starting to see lots of money involved it might be a good idea to get hold of a finance manager who can be in charge of player contracts, salaries, prize money splits, expenses and logistics in the need for team

At some point, you will also need a marketing manager who can try and snag a few sponsorship deals to provide your team with gear and some funds in exchange for exposure for their brand. A common occurrence is giveaways done with their equipment, giving exposure to both parties and helping to grow an audience. They can also create a streaming system for the players to further generate revenue and interest in the team. If things go successfully enough, you might be able to buy a headquarters one day in a major city with team houses for all your players.

It might seem like all of this is a long shot, and it certainly is a long journey to achieve it, but many of the biggest Esports organizations began as tiny groups with no money or funding to grow into the multi-million dollar companies they are now. As said before, today’s world makes it slightly easier to succeed with an Esports organization. The risk is small if you develop alongside your rosters – you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to prove.

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Adelaide Delluci
3 years ago

I thought that it’s easy to make a money out of profit. I’ve learned so many things here in this article.

Randalph Patrick
3 years ago

I don’t care about the money in the organization. I just want to be a pro player. Me good playing dota 2.

Remi Fujisawa
3 years ago

So this is all the struggle that most of the organizations facing before they reached that far. From now on I will not going to disrespect all of the roster changes in any eSports pro-scene


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