I’ve wanted to write this for a while as the esports industry is going through some difficult times. That includes layoffs, team shuddering / being dropped, invoices not being paid and a whole laundry list of public companies nearing -90% from their all time highs. Your esports heroes from 2011 – 2015 which some might call the golden age are either retired, working somewhere or no longer in the industry. In the cover photo for this articles. That’s me and my friend Greg from back in the Dota 2 days. Yes, that’s us memeing the “how big will esports become”.
It’s been a while. In fact almost one month. It’s been a busy month on my end and I wasn’t able to write too much lately. However, I’m going to talk about some of the latest in the esports new and unfortunate layoffs / closures in the industry. Layoffs & Closures Numerous layoffs have impacted the esports industry. Canadian based waveform entertainment is rumored to have laid off nearly 50% of its stay nearly a month ago. 100 thieves + other industry titans have also been laying off staff due to macro economic uncertainty + trimming. I am sorry to
Back with another article in esports. This time it’s visas! No, not the credit card but actual work visas. What could happen if you don’t have one as a player and don’t help players get them as a tournament organizer? Well, quite a few things actually. Before I begin, this isn’t an exhaustive list of how to get a work visa. Please don’t forego actual legal advice and blame me. It’s always recommended you hire an expert in this. This is my perspective as a tournament organizer and the risks in esports events. Here we go: Work Visas in esports