In every esport tournament, players have to be at their best form and mentality if they want to win. They spend days practicing and forming strategies, as well as scrimming with other teams and reviewing gameplays or VODS for hours. Even then, they need to get enough rest for game day. These routines are administrated by the team managers, the often-unnoticed people to make sure the players are at their peak every game.
A team isn’t called an esport organization for nothing. Team managers handle logistics, team schedule, contracts, tournament preparation by studying the rules and format, anticipate the needs and problems of the team, and sometimes scouting and recruitment of new players. In some cases, managers also oversee team color and branding as well as their jerseys, and do some content creation as well. They remove the strain of paperworks and planning from the players so that they can focus on improvement and synergy with their teammates. Even after a tournament, a team manager’s role is crucial in terms of team morale and well-being. Win or lose, they are there to listen and all ears to hear the players out, consider them as the team’s best friend, or probably their number one fan.
Next time you see your favorite teams lift the trophy, think of the team managers who are very proud of them, the unseen pillars of triumph. Learn more about the roles and qualities of a team manager and other professions in the esports industry in our upcoming Walkthrough 2022 tomorrow, Saturday May 21.