Getting Hired at Riot Games
Everyone who has ever worked in esports at Riot Games has always worked for the number one esports property in the world. Whether they got there in 2010 when it was a rookie who worked it's way up to the title belt, or in 2020 when it was the 200lb gorilla who stood triumphant over COVID. So let me rephrase - everyone who has worked at Riot Games in esports got to look under the hood of the number one most global, most sophisticated, most financially succesful esports business pushing the envelope.
Here is another important point. You don't so much build Riot Games Esports, as you steward it. The thing is massive, complex, and is propelled by an extremely large and dependable revenue source. You come in, and on the first day of work get handed the responsibility and the pressure of holding onto the mantle of number one. Because, in the background, there are generations of highly succesful esports veterans, who had previously been in your position, paying close attention, with feedback ranging from generous support to hopeful schendenfreude that it will be you and not them that fucked it up and lost number one.