Sr. Manager, Business Strategy - Esports (VAL)

Riot Games
Los Angeles, California, United States
13 days ago
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In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends which has since gone on to become the most played PC game in the world. During this time, Riot has developed League of Legends into the largest esport on earth, and the fastest growing sport in the last decade. You will be joining an R&D esports team tasked with carrying on Riot’s track record of success in esports by building a new esport around an unpublished R&D title. We are responsible for designing the foundational structure of the sport, operating major international tournaments, defining global policies, selecting strategic partners, crafting a revenue and fan growth strategy and coordinating local esports ecosystems. Our mission is to build the next global sport. That’s where you come in.

As the Senior Manager of Strategy, VALORANT Esports you will work as part of a cross-functional team to establish and implement strategies to develop the VALORANT Esports ecosystem. Reporting into the Global Head of VALORANT Esports, you will be responsible for driving the sport’s strategy and developing insights from both commercial and competitive perspectives.

You will lead a team of business strategists and project managers to research, ideate, and implement novel commercial, fan engagement, and competition strategies to support VALORANT’s continued growth as one of the world’s leading esports.

You will ensure the strategic landscape is well-defined, that challenges and opportunity spaces are identified and prioritized, and that leadership is armed with the insights to drive the best decisions for the long term health of the sport. You will be a source of innovation to guide esports forward at Riot — embracing partnership internally and externally, fostering growth in the ecosystem, and creating new approaches to face the challenges of the future.

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Required Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Our Perks:

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).

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