Associate Esports Manager, EMEA - Hearthstone
Activision Blizzard
London, United Kingdom
23h ago

Your Mission

As an Associate Esports Manager , you’ll play a key role in helping deliver AB’s esports programs & supporting third parties in creating their own licensed competitions.

  • On any given day, you might be remotely engaging with Hearthstone players during Grandmasters matches to ensure competitive integrity;
  • or liaising with technical broadcast teams to ensure matches are presented perfectly to online viewers; or engaging with a tournament organizer so their competition will be a success.

    Throughout, you’ll be using your knowledge of our games and your passion for esports to bring the best entertainment possible to players and fans across the world.

    Although the description below covers most of what might be expected from a successful candidate, the world of esports moves fast you’ll need to be comfortable with change as well as challenge!

    Responsibilities :

  • Own elements of major Hearthstone programs and tournaments, such as liaising with players and partners, coordinating travel and visas, managing talent, creative planning for photo and video elements of broadcast, executing marketing plans, etc.
  • Contribute to the design and iteration of engaging esports programs for professional and amateur players which are suitable for broadcast
  • Act as the company’s ambassador in delivering the duties asked of you : e.g., being the main POC for Hearthstone Grandmasters at a master’s Tour event, or behind the scenes ensuring competitive integrity
  • Work with regional teams and global partners to ensure uniform execution, including high quality events, player interaction, and messaging
  • Track costs within the program’s budget, making crucial spending decisions when necessary
  • Gather, analyze, and report KPIs and community feedback
  • Support the team around you, both in London and in our global headquarters in California : be ready to switch gear and bring your strengths to each day’s most vital challenge, whether that’s on Hearthstone, Overwatch, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, or StarCraft II!
  • Manage external partners to deliver localized broadcasts and co-streaming initiatives of owned and operated esports programs
  • Manage licensed community tournaments, acting as POC for external parties
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with teams across the company to execute plans.
  • Player Profile

    Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Must have previous experience at a professional esports organizer, or in an esports role at a game publisher, working on a competitive card game
  • Must have previous experience in partner or vendor management
  • Detailed understanding of existing AB competitive ecosystems, especially Hearthstone, from amateur to Grandmaster
  • Background in personally organizing or participating in high-profile esports competitions
  • Understanding of online broadcast workflows
  • Willingness to flex working hours to fit broadcast needs and international cooperation, and to travel when needed
  • Deep understanding of European esports ecosystems, with the network of contacts to match
  • Excellent standard of professional English
  • Proficiency in a second language relevant to the EMEA region, with a preference for Russian and / or French
  • Natural networker with strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, with a passion for accuracy and completeness in your work
  • Adaptable : happy to switch focus at short notice, learn new skills, and contribute in new areas whenever needed
  • Proficiency with TeamSpeak, Unity Intercom, SharePoint, Slack, Discord, Jira, Google Drive, OneDrive, MS Office, Contentstack, Wrike, and PhotoShop
  • Experience managing budgets and negotiating with vendors
  • Extra Points :

  • Additional language skills such as Chinese or Korean
  • Deep knowledge of other AB esport ecosystems
  • Passionate gamer with extensive product knowledge across genres
  • Our World

    Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ : ATVI), is one of the world's most successful interactive entertainment companies. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™.

    Our combined entertainment network delights millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

    The duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

    Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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