John Gooderson

Publication Editor

“I was turned away from some positions due to other people having the degrees I didn’t. But at the end of the day, hard work and craft is needed just as much.”


United Kingdom



Average Work Week

40-80 hours a week. Depends

John Gooderson is a UK-based editor for, specializing in esports.

When asked to explain his career, editor John Gooderson doesn’t have much trouble unpacking the editing and writing part. But when it comes to filling the uninitiated in on what esports is, he still gets a few funny looks.

Usually, Gooderson can wipe them away by gradually explaining what a booming and diversifying industry esports is. The UK-based editor and writer is part of a growing number of journalists and storytellers covering gaming happenings in every corner of the world. Read on for Gooderson’s story of how he volunteered his way out of retail and into esports.

My Advice

Don’t worry about the distance involved. Two of the companies I’ve worked for, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Fragbite, are based in Sweden, and that hasn’t been a barrier. Esports is a truly global industry, and much of it takes place online, so don’t give up your dreams because of feeling out of the way.

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