As Esports Lead, European Regional Leagues you will report to the ERL Commissioner and be part of the League Management Department in Berlin. You will join a lean but impactful team of esports professionals to govern and operate one of the most advanced esports ecosystems in the world.

The Role

The European Regional Leagues (ERLs) span a competition circuit of currently 14 Leagues across Europe that are operated in collaboration with our National Partners. ERLs represent the highest tier of local country competition in European League of Legends Esports and are also the scouting grounds for next-generation talent that aspires to compete in the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) or other global professional Leagues. As part of the ERL team, your focus will be to create the design and governance of the ERLs. In collaboration with your colleagues from the LEC team, your goal is to create League of Legends Esports in Europe that offers outstanding sports media entertainment for fans, an aspirational career opportunity for pro players, a healthy business environment for leagues and teams, and a competition that meets the highest standards of competitive integrity.

Responsibilities:

  • Join a team of league operations and partner managers to collectively operate our currently 14 European Regional Leagues
  • Manage partner relations with your assigned ERLs, maintain relationships with our partners to help grow their business, quality of the competition and broadcast, and governance of the league
  • Be the primary POC for your assigned ERLs for any inquiries and collaborate with the right partners internally at Riot
  • Contribute to a holistic European Esports ecosystem that ensures that professional, semi-professional, and grassroots layers of competition coordinate harmoniously
  • Help execute RFPs, track individual league performance with data-driven Indicators 
  • Improve the growth of your assigned ERLs as a talent development platform, sports media entertainment product, and viable businesses for Riot and our National Partners
  • Manage the budget of your assigned ERLs and meet business, competition, and viewership Goals

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in Sports or Business Administration, or other equivalent degree with relevance to the role
  • 3+ years of experience in esports or sports league operations, sports media entertainment, or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of esports and sports industry, league and pro-team business 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Additional languages beyond English are a bonus
  • Expert market expertise in a particular market or region of Europe is preferred
  • Strong experience as Esports League Operator, Esports Broadcast Producer, or in Esports Business Development

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise and a collaborative spirit that prioritizes the delight of players. We will look at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

Perks

  • Open paid time off
  • Retirement benefits with company matching
  • Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability
  • Play funds so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games
  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to non-profits
  • Commuting allowance
  • Daily lunch, snacks and fruits

Let's Thrive Together:

Because together we are better

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