07-15-2011, 06:45 PM
Hi! My names Nick and I am 16 years old and I am going to be a senior in high school. This march I went to pax east in boston to compete in the team fortress 2 and league of legends tournaments. I played professional Heroes of Newerth in beta and have a lengthy history of playing other competitive games at a decently high level. While I was at pax I ate lunch at a restaurant called "Sauciety" right next to the convention center. I noticed that to my right was Jax and one of coL's players having lunch with potential partners. I'll be totally honest but I did eavesdrop on your conversation haha. I found it incredibly interesting and it got me thinking about the business side of esports. I can't remember anything in particular from the lunch besides the fact that I think the people he was having lunch with dealt with clothing items. Since I'm about to go to college I was wondering if you could give me tips or advice about what I should study in order to get into the business. I love esports and I currently manage blights (yeah i know...) League of Legends team but I would like to know if there is anything else i can do to get involved!? I have pretty good connections but not near enough experience to be a player manager or someone like Jax who gets to interact with the players for a big organization. Anyways, thanks for hearing me out and any tips or advice will be much appreciated!