Esports Player Management
Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played video game in the world, over 100 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience.
We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.
That's where you come in.
As a member of the Esports team, you’ll help develop Riot’s esports strategy in Shanghai, which includes designing an ecosystem while handling all facets of planning and policy for League operations. You’ll collaborate with external partners like Tencent, while also working to build out League of Legends esports as a respected brand in the entertainment and gaming industries. You’ll enjoy both the depth and breadth of learning in an empowering culture with excellent mentoring and career development opportunities.
As a Rioter in China, you’ll join a team of internationally and culturally diverse professionals that share our prioritization of player experience, rejection of convention and maniacal passion for gaming.
To reinforce Riot’s collaborative culture in our China offices, we’ve decided to do away with the constraints of traditional hierarchical title structures that are more common in the region. Titles don’t really matter at any of Riot’s offices, but we chose to take this extra step in our China offices to foster a space where teamwork thrives. We believe that removing this constraint will promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and a focus on results. We promise you won’t need a title at Riot to make an impact.
- Multilingual: you’re comfortable conversing in English and Mandarin; you didn’t learn these languages in a cultural vacuum and can pick up nuances that could mean the difference between pleasing someone and pissing them off
- Emotionally intelligent: you can connect with players and create authentic, positive interactions and experiences for them; you’re empathetic, adaptable, and truly have a feel for people
- A strong logistical organizer: booking flights, hotels, and locking down schedules is your jam; you have a high planning aptitude and a neurotic attention to detail; also, multitasking skill is a must
- An effective communicator: you’re verbally articulate and have solid writing skills; when you communicate, you’re not just sending a message, but also making sure the message is well received with the intended sentiment
- A creative problem solver: you have an innate sense of urgency toward resolution of any outstanding issues, and have the ability to fire-fight, think out of the box, and work quickly under pressure; something always goes wrong so being a clever problem solver is essential to this role
- Firm but fair: you know how to get things done, but also when to get things done; you’re able to balance your feelings with reason, logic, and reality in every situation
- Gather feedback from pro players regarding issues of interest, including league competitions, events, activities, games, rules, news, and products/services
- Act as the “eyes and ears” of Riot within the pro gamer community, maintaining a high level of awareness and reporting on trends and activities
- Proactively monitor LCS pro players to identify relevant issues as they emerge
- Act as Riot’s ambassador to the pro player community; evangelize Riot’s and the league’s philosophy and positions on issues
- Educate players and managers about the league and its activities
- Respond to players and managers in a timely and responsive manner, to foster an open environment of communication
- Promote respect and helpfulness within the community, and positive relations among the league and its pro players
- Act as a liaison between many internal groups at Riot and pro players
Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you take play seriously.