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As Specialist, Esports Business Operations (or Competitive Operations as it's known internally) for Riot Games Esports in EMEA you will report to the Esports Business Operations Manager EMEA and be part of the Competitive Operations Department in Berlin. You will join a lean but impactful team of esports professionals to govern and operate our Riot Games Esports properties in EMEA.

Your mission is to manage business operations across Riot Games Esports in EMEA. In collaboration with your colleagues from the competitive operations and legal department, your focus will be the design, implementation and enforcement of policies that govern rights & responsibilities between Riot and its partners, which mainly consist of teams and tournament organizers. These regulations include, but are not limited to, competition rules, sponsorship policies, IP rights, protecting competition integrity, commercial terms, and corporate governance. You will directly liaise with team managers and owners to answer inquiries, identify and solve problems, issue approvals, investigate rule violations, brainstorm new ideas, and drive the decision-making process for regulatory changes.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the competition managers, legal counsel, business development, and other stakeholders to support the evolution of global and local competition regulations

  • Maintain in-depth understanding of rules and regulations of the competition

  • Support the licensing process of professional teams across our esports properties

  • Support team relations for business regulations, corporate governance, approval processes

  • Liaise with legal to ensure that rights & obligations of team participation agreements are upheld and enforced

  • Support investigation procedures and conflict resolution for business regulations related rule violations such as multiple team ownership, change events, sponsorship regulations and content policy infractions

  • Help with the administration of LEC committees and League Governor’s Council proceedings, as well as similar activities for other games should they become necessary

  • Liaise with finance department to support administration of our competition’s business operations, including prize money payouts and revenue sharing mechanics if applicable

  • Manage contracts and document archive

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in a legal and/or finance related role

  • You have hands-on experience in working with legal documents and policies

  • You have experience in drafting and interpreting rules & regulations

  • You have a strong understanding of the esports and/or sports industry, league and team business

Desired Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in law, finance, or other relevant field

  • Fluency in additional language(s) beyond English, such as Turkish, Russian, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish

Our Perks:

  • Open paid time off

  • Retirement benefits with company matching

  • Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability

  • Commuting allowance

  • Play funds so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games

  • Daily lunch, snacks and fruits in the office

  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to nonprofits

  • Travel allowance

  • Wellness allowance

Let's Thrive Together:

Because together we are better

It's our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games. We know that fresh and varied perspectives will make us better at what we do, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, we're excited to hear from you. Don't be discouraged if you feel you don't fully meet every single one of the requirements for a particular role, there's always room for growth at Riot. If you spot a role that will make you want to jump out of bed in the morning, we are waiting to hear from you!

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