Director, Esports, Taiwan and Southeast Asia

Director, Esports, Taiwan and Southeast Asia

Blizzard Entertainment is dedicated to creating the most epic gaming experiences…Ever! Our regional organization based in Taiwan is an exciting extension of the Blizzard family with a workplace that values collaboration, creativity, a passion for games, and fun.

We’re looking for heroes.  Specifically, we’re looking for a Director of Esports for Taiwan and Southeast with a proven track record in business development, partnerships, and managing high performance teams.

 

Esports sits at the intersection of games, sports, entertainment and technology, and is poised for explosive growth.  When combined with Blizzard’s unrivaled portfolio of esports franchises and the state-of-the-art Blizzard Estadium in Taipei, this presents a unique opportunity for a Director of Esports to help us drive the growth potential of esports, deliver epic experiences to feed our fans’ passion, and harness business opportunities from the fastest growing spectator sport.

 

Achieving these goals requires strong strategic sense, excellent communication and influencing skills, talent for building partnerships, entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for competitive play.  This position is based in Taipei.

 

Want to join us?

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to formulate and continuously re-examine our regional esports strategy, with optimized priorities across franchises and markets (including growth plans for emerging markets) that are consistent with our global programs.
  • Manage our esports program leads to timely deliver annual and quarterly plans that are consistent with our strategic plan, and supervise execution against those plans while providing regular battle reports, tracking reports and post-mortems.
  • Manage our esports program leads to collaborate with our publishing teams to promote and grow esports viewership and fandom, and to create esports programs that compliment publishing initiatives.
  • Manage our Blizzard Estadium lead to produce and innovate best-in-class broadcasts and shoulder content, while providing a Blizzard quality experience for visiting fans.
  • Collaborate with our regional and global teams to identify, develop, negotiate and manage esports partnership, sponsorship, content licensing and other business opportunities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with our partners in the esports ecosystem including organizers, production vendors, talent, influencers and team owners.
  • Collaborate with the Managing Director, esports program leads, and Blizzard Estadium lead to deliver Annual Operating Plans that are consistent with our business priorities.
  • Foster and maintain close relationships with global and regional stakeholders to bridge communications between the local teams and regional/global teams.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in marketing, business development, or licensing, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in management or leadership positions.
  • Experience in PnL management and budgeting.
  • Experience in partner management.
  • Experience working in a regional capacity across multiple markets; experience working in a multicultural environment.
  • Passion for games, traditional sports or esports.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English; ability to credibly and clearly articulate a vision or complex idea.
  • Ability to influence and collaborate effectively across functions and regions, from manager to C-levels in a matrix organization.
  • Highest level of integrity and attention to detail are essential, as is completing all tasks with the highest level of quality.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Bachelor's degree.

Pluses

  • Traditional sports or sports marketing background.
  • Experience in videogames, esports or broadcasting.
  • Experience in Southeast Asia markets.
  • Multi-lingual, especially Mandarin Chinese, Thai or Vietnamese.
  • Participation in competitive sports.
  • MBA.

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