Ever wanted to manage your own esports team? Well, Nintendo Switch owners now have the chance. Esport Manager game has just been released for the gaming console. The game allows you to pick your players, train them up, and compete to be the ultimate team in a variety of leagues and tournaments.
Focus on Esport Manager
Esport Manager was created by the Poland-based games developer InImages. It’s been available as a PC game since June 2018. But the game’s publisher Ultimate Games has just made it available for the Nintendo Switch.
The game features two different game modes where your team has to work to be the best either in first-person shooters or battle arena competitions. The action starts where you get to assemble your own esports team by carefully examining each player’s individual skills. Once you’ve picked your squad, then you get to train the players to ensure that they are match-fit for the gaming action.
From here, your esports team will have to play against other teams in a variety of esports tournaments. As the team manager, you will have to pick tactical maneuvers and deploy special strategies to try and help your team beat their opponents.
But managing an esports team doesn’t just focus on the gaming, as you will also be required to take control of matters behind the scenes too. This means that you have to help players decide which advertising contracts to sign and which sponsored tournaments to appear at. There’s also a fun option for managing each team’s social media campaigns.
Graphics and Features
The graphics for Esport Manager look closer to Minecraft than famous esports such as Counter-Strike Global Offensive and League of Legends, but it has a very user-friendly interface that makes for a compelling gaming option.
In terms of the in-game features, Esport Manager includes 48 distinct teams in each league, 40 unique skills for each team member, and 20 special skills for each team. The MOBA version of Esport Manager has 12 different kinds of hero, and there are 25 weapon types.
With well over 60 sponsored tournaments to participate in, as well as 142 items of equipment to buy and nine rooms in your team base to use for training, Esport Manager has clearly taken time to get the details right.
The esports strategy game has been released for the Nintendo Switch with the provision for English, German, Italian and Spanish languages. Although it’s just a single-player game, it offers a welcome alternative perspective to the esports phenomenon.
In an industry that’s widely expected to hit revenues of $1 billion this year, it’s the movers and shakers behind the scenes who hold the key to the development of competitive gaming.
By allowing players to decide advertising contracts and player selection, Esport Manager highlights just how important the roles of the coach and team owner are in the competitive gaming world. So although anybody can play video games relatively easily, be sure to get Esport Manager to see whether you have what it takes to manage your own esports team.