Senior Project Manager, Festivals US

The world of esports is growing and so are we!

We are looking to expand and hire a “Senior Project Manager, Festivals USwith strong event project management experience to join us on shaping the journey of esports. We are interested in people who bring their unique capability, flair, and desire to the collaboration table. We believe that your attributes can make a difference in shaping our future, make it happen and learn and develop from start to finish.

At ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), we bring moments of magic and provide thrills to hundreds of millions of people, every single day. We pride ourselves having enabled and empowered the global esports industry for more than two decades, aligned with our core mission We create worlds beyond gameplay where players and fans become community”. Our passion, craft and DNA are aligned to create and shape the world of esports, gaming tournaments, leagues, events and holistic ecosystems through our millions of players, fans, heroes, as well as through our people, and culture. This is one of many reasons why EFG is a magical workplace, where anything is possible, and where you will thrive and experience a game-changing career.

Who should apply?

First and foremost, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive equal opportunity environment for all candidates who should be encouraged and empowered to apply for this position. We have a set of values that we live by and hope you share:

  • Passion most desirable attribute: you are a passionate gamer or love the gaming and esports environment. To be given the opportunity to work with ESL and our flagship products DreamHack Festivals, ESL Pro Tour, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Mobile, and many more, is something you want to be associated with as an employer of choice.
  • Impact: As a person, you are one of the ‘go to’ people who enjoy coming up with new ideas and putting it to action. Being strategic and hands-on at the same time comes naturally to you as you thrive in chaos creating calm to others in the storm.
  • Curiosity: You see the big picture and come up with general solutions if you see the need for them.
  • Agility: is one of your core strengths, you enjoy cross collaboration with people across the company, stakeholders, publishers, communicating, explaining, implementing, and improving your ideas towards the gaming community
  • Team Geist: you like to work in a team and help everybody to achieve their goals.
  • The ideal candidate will be within commuting distance to our Burbank, CA office.

What you’ll do:

  • Be the brain of the project for DreamHack Festival’s onsite activations – ensure that the right stakeholders have the right information and resources at the right time in order to work towards a common goal
  • In cooperation with our sales team, create scopes of work and project budgets with client input
  • Execution of the project strategy with strong understanding of the product and community to enhance quality of product, service, and broadcasts
  • Plan, organize and execute projects within the DreamHack Festivals in the US
  • Liaise with the Product Team about vision and strategy of the DreamHack Festival Products and additional content
  • Coordinate and manage the set-up and production on-site, ensuring the delivery of a high-quality event
  • Manage project budgets and expenses in real-time
  • Work with international teams on global project deliveries
  • Respond to others in a timely and courteous manner
  • Create timelines, deliverables, and goals for your project and hold others accountable for their deliverables
  • Support the DreamHack Festivals project team globally if the schedule allows


What you need:

Must Haves:

  • +5 years of experience in event driven project management
  • Use strong project management, organizational and time management skills together with critical thinking to complete work with accuracy and exceptional attention to detail
  • Able to manage multiple, concurrent projects in a deadline driven, fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills as well as accurate and clear communication to supervise, facilitate, motivate and inspire a highly diverse group of employees
  • Must be proficient in operating Microsoft Office suite, as well as Google products (Drive, Docs, etc)
  • An understanding of esports and gaming titles, league structures and game formats. Ability to familiarize yourself with different gaming communities
  • Understanding of and/or background in broadcast production is a plus (an emphasis in esports live streaming is an additional plus)
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical and evaluative skills
  • Exceptional communication skills especially with multiple stakeholders as well as regions – EFG is a global company and oftentimes communication is with various regions outside the USA
  • Leadership skills and drive to take initiative, paired with a team player mentality to work independently and collaborate well within teams
  • Able to act with strong judgment, always handling highly confidential information with sensitivity
  • Perform work with patience, discretion, good judgment, courtesy and tact while working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures, including colleagues, clients, vendors, partners, contractors and other possible stakeholders

Application information

Do you feel ready for the challenge of working at ESL? Join us for a game-changing career where we will be shaping the journey of esports together with diversity and inclusion. We encourage you to apply by filling in our application form including your earliest starting date and your desired salary.

Please apply by adding the requested documents CV or your cover letter in English language and preferably in PDF format.

Our Recruitment Process – What to expect?

Our recruitment team is committed to carefully reviewing and evaluating your application for this role, we will look at your past studies, work experience, passion, and your personal relationship with games and the relevant fit for the job you applied for.

You can expect to be invited for an interview if successful and email notification feedback if you didn’t qualify at this point of time!

About us:

EFG is the world’s leading esports company. For more than two decades, we have been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation globally across the most popular video games, creating a comprehensive ecosystem with opportunities for players to go from zero to hero, and for fans to witness the best stories esports has to offer. Our portfolio consists of high-profile products such as the DreamHack Festivals, ESL Pro Tour, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Mobile, and many more, ranging from grassroots to global elite competitions. ESL Gaming is part of ESL Faceit Group. More information is available at

EFG is an equal opportunity employer. We are creating a world where everybody can be somebody. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.