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As Specialist, Esports Business Operations for Riot Games Esports in EMEA you will report to the Esports Business Operations Manager EMEA and be part of the Competitive Operations Department in Berlin. You will join a lean but impactful team of esports professionals to govern and operate our Riot Games Esports properties in EMEA.

Your mission is to manage business operations across Riot Games Esports properties in EMEA. In collaboration with your colleagues from the competitive operations and legal department, your focus will be the design, implementation and enforcement of policies that govern rights & responsibilities between Riot and its partners, which mainly consist of teams and tournament organizers. These regulations include, but are not limited to, competition rules, sponsorship policies, IP rights, protecting competition integrity, commercial terms, and corporate governance. You will directly liaise with team managers and owners to answer inquiries, identify and solve problems, issue approvals, investigate rule violations, brainstorm new ideas, and drive the decision-making process for regulatory changes.


  • Liaise with the competition managers, legal counsel, business development, and other stakeholders to support the evolution of global and local competition regulations
  • Analyse and help interpret the economics of the esports ecosystem
  • Maintain in-depth understanding of rules and regulations of the competition
  • Support the licensing process of professional teams across our esports properties
  • Support team relations for business regulations, corporate governance, approval processes
  • Liaise with legal to ensure that rights & obligations of team participation agreements are upheld and enforced
  • Support investigation procedures and conflict resolution for business regulations related rule violations such as multiple team ownership, change events, sponsorship regulations and content policy infractions
  • Help with the administration of LEC committees and League Governor’s Council proceedings, as well as similar activities for other games should they become necessary
  • Liaise with finance department to support administration of our competition’s business operations, including prize money payouts and revenue sharing mechanics if applicable
  • Manage contracts and document archive

Required Qualifications:

    • 2+ years of experience in a sports administration or economics related role
    • You have hands-on experience in working with legal documents and policies
  • You have experience in drafting and interpreting rules & regulations
  • You have a strong understanding of the esports and/or sports industry, league and team business & economics

Desired Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in economics, finance, or other relevant field
  • Fluency in additional language(s) beyond English, such as Turkish, Russian, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish

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

Our Perks:

  • Open paid time off
  • Retirement benefits with company matching
  • Life insurance, plus short-term and long-term disability
  • Family Bonding leave
  • Commuting and Travel allowance
  • Play funds so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games
  • Wellness/Gym allowance
  • Daily lunch, snacks and fruit in the office
  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to nonprofits


Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

Let's Thrive Together:

Because together we are better

It's our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. We know that fresh and varied perspectives will make us better at what we do, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, we’re excited to hear from you. Don’t be discouraged if you feel you don’t fully meet every single one of the requirements for a particular role, there’s always room for growth at Riot. If you spot a role that will make you want to jump out of bed in the morning, we are waiting to hear from you!