“If there aren't any opportunities for you to get involved, create them. Start your own team, start your own club. Get out there!”
Joseph Rudy is the director of esports for South Carolina’s Coker College. He recruits and manages the college’s esports teams, planning events, and coaching the players.
Joseph Rudy was hired as Coker’s first ever Director of eSports in 2018.
Rudy heads into his new position at Coker with six years of experience in the eSports field. Rudy began his journey by joining the eSports club during his freshman year at Penn State University (PSU). After a few years with the club, Rudy was voted to become the president of the organization. In his leadership role, Rudy was able to create the PSU Intercollegiate LAN, where he had multiple schools travel to Penn State and compete in an eight-team tournament. He eventually reached out to the Big Ten Network (BTN) and connected them with Riot to create the BTN Invitational.
From 2015-16, Rudy was the Tournament Director at PhiLANthropy where he created and managed all tournaments during the weekends. Most recently, Rudy worked at Dun & Bradstreet where he was a credit advisor. Rudy earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematic Systems Analysis from Penn State University in 2017.
There are many opportunities in esports from playing, casting, event managing, coaching, etc. I would recommend getting involved in your high school or college team/club. If there isn’t one currently, then create one. If you are out of school or hitting roadblocks, there are plenty of organizations online looking for help.