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Head of Competitive Gaming and Esports

Head of Competitive Gaming and Esports – Attention Seekers – ADVNCR

Background

Attention Seekers offers an unmatched A-list of production talent and experience when developing global productions in the emerging mainstream video gaming and entertainment space.

Whether that’s streaming video, live broadcast, bespoke events or studio-quality content, Attention Seekers will empower your brand. Our goal is to shape and expand the reach of competitive gaming, by creating new IP, authentic competition and content for both vertical and mainstream audiences. We aim to become the global standard in production and entertainment in this pioneering era for gaming. As we’re gamers too, we know how to engage the gaming audience better than anybody else.

The Role

It’s exciting times here at Attention Seekers.

Following an acquisition in December 2017 by a specialist investment fund, Attention Seekers is embarking on a journey to grow market share and increase innovation and production standards in and around the video gaming market.

Reporting to the Chief Gaming Officer, the Head of Gaming & esports will develop and execute the groups competitive gaming strategy and manage the execution of competition and events. You will be required to work closely with key gaming partners and identify and execute new business development opportunities across all gaming platforms and mechanics, as well as building, managing and maintaining relationships with gaming licensees.

The successful candidate will need a demonstrable experience of delivering successful gaming activations in the UK and USA for AAA games publishers.  An understanding of the historic growth of the endemic esports community and an eye for the future mainstream market potential is essential.

The role will be in our new studio in White City, London but regular international travel is anticipated.  Attention Seekers wider group of companies includes an AD&D in Santa Monica, USA with parent company ADVNCR living in Melbourne, Australia.

Attention Seekers live in a fast paced, creative and entrepreneurial world and seek the same characteristics in potential candidates. You will be part of a young, dynamic and forward-thinking team operating at the cutting edge of this exciting industry

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the management team to build out competitive league/season architecture and live show formats for innovative, wholly owned IP propositions within mainstream gaming
  • Support the Commercial Director and Finance Director in developing robust business models for new ventures within this space
  • Assist in delivering the group mission of owning the super competitive gaming/sports & entertainment hybrid space, while ensuring authenticity of competition at all times
  • Act as project lead with games publishers (broadcast and event solutions, tech integration and league ops)
  • Support ASP/AD&D in procurement and delivery of client activations

Qualifications & Skills

  • Have extensive in-depth knowledge of, and an extensive set of contacts throughout, the industry
  • A deep understanding of tournament gaming mechanics both from a gameplay and technical standpoint
  • Be a networker: you will be as adept at leveraging your contacts book to secure broadcast & event-based work for the Attention Seekers and AD+D brands as you will be identifying opportunities for ADVNCR to invest in.
  • Possess project management skills: you know how to manage projects and how to take an idea and turn it into reality by utilizing the resources available to you; you’re detail oriented.
  • A detailed strategist: you employ a holistic approach to set ambitious, but attainable goals, and carefully balance short-term solutions with long-term vision.

 

About SRi

SRi is a boutique global executive search and consulting firm focused on media, content, technology and sport.

We work as one partner-led team with staff based in key global markets across eleven offices on four continents. We offer dedicated and specific sector, function and region expertise. Our services include executive search, board assessment, succession planning, salary benchmarking, advising clients on their internal and external hiring strategy, new market entry and multi-vacancy projects.

We are proud to be the exclusive partner in this search with ADVNCR – Attention Seekers.

 

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Tagged as: ADVNCR, Attention Seekers, esports, Gaming, London, United Kingdom

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