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”.
In today’s article, I’ll cover how to get paid in esports. Depending on your location, your contract and more, it could be as simple as requesting a PayPal and filing your taxes. If you deal internationally it could get messy and sending and keeping track of invoices is always a challenge. Please note, this is not legal tax advice but my experiences. Always consult an accountant for your esports company or lawyer for your legal questions. Step 1 – Contract So you’ve been able to get a sponsorship in esports and have some interest. You are now getting ready to