eSports graduates off to an upbeat start in job market

China’s first class of eSports majors will enter the job market this summer, and are being welcomed by industry employers.

Now front and center for youth in China, eSports is providing plenty of related job opportunities to graduates.

NetEase Games commentator Yin Liangyu was able to land his dream job ahead of graduation, as an eSports caster when Netease recruited on campus at the Communication University of China.

He dreamt of being a professional player at an early age. After he became the head of his college’s eSports club in his third year, Yin tried out commentating gaming competitions, and when job opportunities presented themselves, his expertise came in handy.

An eSports host of League of Legends shared, “Fresh graduates with the right skill sets are well-liked by eSports employers…Games are ever-evolving, and eSports event holders are hoping to hire more young people to grow together with the industry.”

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