City Football Group, som blandt andet ejer store fodboldklubber som Manchester City FC og New York City Football Club, ønsker nu at ekspandere og udvide deres tilstedeværelse på eSportsscenen. Derfor hyrer de nu en dedikeret eSportsmanager med et nyt jobopslag på Manchester Citys hjemmeside.
"The common aim across all clubs is to provide the best possible experience and an unrivalled opportunity for fans and communities to participate in, and benefit from, football at both a local and global level. City Football Group prides itself on having a diverse family of employees who share a passion for beautiful football and a steadfast commitment to the local community. City people are innovative, collaborative and motivated by success."
"We are recruiting an experienced esports Manager to oversee City Football Group's esports department and be the direct point of contact for CFG's esports players. This is an exciting new role reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer. The esports Manager will line manage a team of esports players across the globe and communicate the team requirements to the wider business. They will be the primary point of contact between all esports operations and the rest of the business. The role is fixed term for 12 months."
The responsibilities for the job include player management, esports leadership, content creation, marketing activations, and commercialisation, but the job would ideally prefer someone who also has "a sound knowledge of all current and upcoming esports titles, esports policies and industry standards as well as knowledge of FIFA game title and all aspects of the game - both competitive and non-competitive play [...] They also need to be skilled in managing personnel, equipment, and financial resources."
Det kommer ikke som nogen overraskelse at FIFA er hovedfokusset i opslaget, da det er den spilserie de fleste fodboldklubber ønsker at slå igennem på eSportsscenen med. Dog beder opslaget specifikt med en med et bredt kendskab, så det kunne meget vel være at de ønsker at spille andre spil også.