A self-styled ‘professional hub’ for esports and computer/console gaming has been launched. The site, eFuse, went live on the 2nd January 2020, having built up a waiting list of over 23,000 keen gamers and esports fans ready to join the site when early access to it was granted.
The aim of the site is to provide a shared space for ‘games and business professionals’ to build their own profile and portfolio up, to share those details with others with similar interests and by networking with others, create and find opportunities to develop their personal and professional interests.
The launch of eFuse has been backed by a number of shakers and movers within the esports, streaming and gaming industry. Sundance DiGiovanni, an entrepreneur, has given his backing to the new platform, as has the Internet star Daniel “Keemstar” Keem.
However, one of the most positive aspects of the launch is eFuse’s commitment to a year-long campaign called #FortheGamers. This campaign will aim to see one scholarship per week offered to an individual across the different industries on eFuse. That is a total of 52 scholarships that will be confirmed over the duration of the year.
“A place for you”
The CEO of eFuse, Matthew Benson spoke in an interview about the launch of his new site and he stated:
“We are so grateful for the gaming community’s response to our launch. From influencers to amateur gamers, we have heard the excitement and are committed to growing the platform. Whether you’re a pro, a casual gamer or anything in between, eFuse has a place for you.”
Echoing those sentiments, Daniel Keem also commented:
“This website will connect every single aspect of gaming entertainment and allow us to communicate with one another to help further everyone’s career.”
The eFuse site is organised into different sections and once you are signed in and have your own eFuse account (which is free), you can then navigate to the different sections of the site.
Key to getting the most out of the site will be filling in your portfolio, which allows you to showcase your own personal highlight reel, details of your accounts with top esports games such as Fortnite, CSGO, League of Legends and more, as well as the ability to list your education and work experience details.
One aspect of the site that will be of interest is the Opportunity section, which lists a number of posts and Scholarships available allowing people to apply for the positions through their eFuse account.
Although the site claims to connect all different aspects of the gaming and esports community, there is one clear omission on the site at the moment and that is in the form of esports betting. Whether or not future development of the site will include this is not yet clear.
However, it is clear that the site is still very much in its infancy and is still very much trying to find a niche for itself in the industry, where it serves as a cross between Facebook and LinkedIn for the digital community.
Image courtesy of eFuse