Observer (Freelance)

Observer (Freelance)

5 min read | 4 Aug 2022

British Esports is looking for freelance observers who can work within a team to observe the main titles in the British Esports Student Champs 2022/23: 

  • Overwatch 2
  • League of Legends

If you’re someone who’s passionate about supporting grassroots esports and is looking to gain some experience, please look at the description below and if interested, apply with a CV and cover letter.

Please note: We can only appoint applicants who are not currently playing for a team in the British Esports Student Champs. Casters from 2021-22 Champs year will also be required to reapply for 2022-23, so the application process is fair and open to all. This is a freelance paid role.

Pay: £12.50 per hour.

Length: Fixed term, September 2022-June 2023 (with breaks for school/college holidays)

Hours: Approx 2 hrs per week each Wednesday

Applications close Wednesday 31st August 2022.


  • Observing and producing a clean feed to the British Esports production team.
  • Capture the action of the British Esports matches on-the-fly, identifying key plays, making sure the camera is highlighting the most interesting aspects of the match, and highlighting replays for highlight reels.
  • Stay in sync with the evolving game; constantly brainloading the newest patch info, updates and changes that’ll inform how you identify the hottest in-game action.


  • Specialist understanding and in-depth knowledge of your specific title.
  • Be easily contactable and available to observe matches throughout the academic year (October-December 2022, and January-July 2023). Matches typically start by default at 4pm each Wednesday, however we would need observers ready approx 30mins earlier for set up.
  • Have a decent PC set up to enable streams to run smoothly
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Work closely with the casters, producer and other members of staff to ensure matches run smoothly, while communicating any potential issues or problems.
  • Work well in a team – be able to follow instructions from the stream producer

Additional Information:

This is a freelance paid role. This role is one of several freelance and volunteer positions British Esports is looking to fill around its 2022-23 British Esports Student Champs for schools and colleges.

An enhanced DBS check and safeguarding is required for this role, and will be provided by British Esports.

This role requires a submission of an observing sample
Download a game recording software, and record any game using the in-game spectator client with yourself operating and working the camera. Please upload this to Twitch or Youtube and submit the link along with your application.

Benefits of getting involved:

This is a great opportunity for someone looking for more experience in esports and to work on an exciting, growing gaming project within schools and colleges.

Through working for us, you can:

  • Meet like-minded people.
  • Help support grassroots esports.
  • Inspire students in schools and colleges.
  • Receive advice and network – get your foot in the door for possible future work in the esports industry.
  • Gain valuable experience, as well as free safeguarding training and a DBS check. There may also be the chance for successful volunteers to receive merch discounts or other freebies in the future.

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