Rating criteria from players' resumes - esport not for everyone

We assess their importance by giving them weight; we also give weight to the answers to recruitment questions proposed in of the previous part. If, when recruiting for a given position, the most important thing for us is experience, should be given the highest rank (e.g. Multiplier 3). If we consider the answers to questions to be more important than experience, the multiplier should be adjusted accordingly. The question depends on the level of advancement of the game and knowledge of the game. For example, the league of legends changes on average every month with a new patch. We require knowledge of these changes!

Based on our experience with companies we have worked with, we strongly recommend concentration and prioritisation of the experience and behavioural part in of the candidates. Riot games and Valve always carefully select the people they intend to work with.

Many times we have seen how much more important in practice are practical knowledge in the field of work and attitude and approach to the work itself, together with the already mentioned characteristics, which are crucial for remote workers. To systematize the assessment, a table with assessment criteria can be created for each question. This will facilitate the allocation of points and bring candidates closer to an objective comparison. It will also make it easier to share the assessment of applications with other people in the team. In general, life and a good attitude in Gaming House unifies the player and increases the credibility as well as the way a player is evaluated.


esport = work

practical tips:

A job advertisement for a remote job, i.e. playing, streaming, is no different from a standard job advertisement. To gather all the information in one place, below is a proposed list of basic sections in such an advertisement

  • Briefly about the gaming company
  • Terms of reference
  • Benefits, advantages besides ..playing)
  • required/preferred competences and skills

In addition, a minimum one-course description of a typical working day should be included: it will enable candidates to understand better whether this is something for them (for example: You will start at 11 a.m. and finish at 7 p.m., but it will be up to you to decide where you want to go and with what tools.

Determine the scale of remote working and its conditions.

Are there any hours? Is it supposed to be just 8 hours of work, but done in any way? Or maybe not the hours are important, but the final effect? It's worth to be more precise.

The section "it's NOT a job for you if": an interesting section that has a powerful deterrent effect on candidates who are not really suitable for such a job, and at the same time encourages those who may find themselves well in it. For example: "This is NOT a job for you if you are looking for a remote job to pretend that you are working"

Transparency of remuneration: the placement of a fork in the advertisement is to be considered. This narrows the circle of applicants and discourages those who would like to work as a commentary to the ESL leagues for example

All novice players are asked to send a few sentences of answers to the following intriguing questions.

  • Example 30 minutes before the planned daily meeting and training with the team you don't have a working computer and you are far from home. What are you doing? Describe briefly what you will do in this situation. (proactivity check)
  • You've had a lot of visitors recently and you've noticed that you're starting to get lost. Describe briefly how you will get out of this situation (work organization)

It is worth considering whether or not to title the ad with a clear information that it is about remote work, i.e. playing or not (e.g. party columns, interviews, etc.). Both options have their pros and cons

I leave the decision on how to resolve this issue to each recruiter individually, as it depends to a large extent on the priorities of a given organization in terms of both image and esports

Is it worth playing? Well, what is esport

I have been running the players' website and tournaments since March 2014 and since then I have constantly heard some statements and questions:

Is it worth playing ? I don't have time to stream. I don't have parents who like it.

The best: Games won't give you a future. Sometimes there is also the question of what right I have to talk about escort, when I don't actually play, but just compile and watch.

That's right. You don't have to play Counter Strike or League of Legends. Just watch it. And you'll know how to start. I'd recommend that my friend at the editorial office of our journal write about the steps you need to take to start your career in esports Personally, I think that everyone should be interested in this field, no matter what their education or hobby.

If someone doesn't understand the e-world now, it will only be more difficult later. It doesn't matter if the esport stays in this form or not. Everything is changing but it is worth keeping up with the changes.

Unfortunately, I've had to deal more than once with people earning 6-digit amounts every month, who have fallen into a spiral of playing and gambling addiction. Playing for the sake of playing without any purpose and without any sense. It's just a waste of time, not a good use of it

They couldn't or didn't want to limit the time to play by themselves. And I think the very fact that I'm in a much better position than them and the fact that we earned it with my team from the old semi-professional team in CS:GO

I think that's enough "mandate" to share my experience.

It's not always worth playing and streaming. If you don't feel it. Don't do it. But watch.

Watch how the world is changing. Cosplayers are only a fraction of what's around the esport. That's why I'm promoting wise playing and wise streaming on my blog. Wise, that is, one in which we try to reduce unnecessary costs of our time while increasing the effects.

The point is that there is no single instruction for player's success. Each of us is different, has different preferences, different level of expectations from life, different priorities. That is why it is worthwhile to individually adjust every aspect of our life to each other.

I also recommend that you don't focus solely on sport. In my opinion the best development strategy is ... continuous learning. Continuous change. And eternal questioning of what someone...writes.

Why remote working? Or maybe not ? beginning of the hard way of the esport world

What do you think we'll take into account to stay on our own?

No matter what you do. Generally, you can be a freelancer in everything Not everyone is interested in working remotely, and not everyone will find themselves well in this mode of work.

You can risk saying that this is quite a narrow group of people: open, conscious, rather proficient in technology, often ambitious, mostly from the so-called Millenniumals generation. In the recruitment for positions in the traditional model of work we deal with a whole spectrum of human personality types.

Numerous positions or industries to which it has become a certain standard to recruit employees to work at least partly remotely is: IT (programming), customer service by phone/e-mail, design, streaming, broadcasting, playing games, making money on gaming, copywriting, translations, project manager, selling practically everything and gaining customers via the Internet.

I focus mainly on the entertainment industry.

They are largely based on independent work, so it doesn't matter if someone does their duties, which are often friendly, at home or in the office. There are, however, many positions for which remote working does not have to be a beneficial solution, or even impossible.

Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to work remotely or partially remotely. Fortunately, it is possible to precisely identify a few key competences that increase a person's chances of working outside the office. So in this sense, remote working is a bit more challenging. It's not like turning on the computer, turning on the webcam and doing everything by itself. It's not like being good at the game.

You can even be very good, but it's just the beginning of the hard way of the esport world

How to choose the right one (Games & Life vs Pleasure and Work)

Probably nobody will count how much time in our lives we have wasted on entering website addresses, switching between bookmarks and finding valuable content. We will not regain that time, but we may not lose any more days and months. Today I'll give you a brief overview of the sources of information for young and old about games, news and business.

Therefore, if you want information about games or team news and analysis of matches you follow or topics you are interested in, you can choose wisely. I couldn't decide, so I have several sources of information. But these are just some of them. You have to choose which sources are good. Maybe better less but more concretely. Maybe better less but precisely tailored to your needs

Set yourself limits to stay on the Internet on each page, and you'll find time to work and play. This space is very dangerous for our strong will, so before I encourage you to regularly search through various social media channels, I will tell you to first install this program on your browser.

Just keeping up to date is not enough. After all, our memory has a limited capacity, and finding something in the history of the browser that visited a few days ago is a real muggle.

Therefore, after reviewing all matches from previous steps, I save valuable links in these applications. What is important, I add appropriate tags to each of them, so that later it is easy to find them. In this way I not only accumulate knowledge effectively, but also find it easy.