I’m often asked “what exactly do you do as an LCS team manager?” The role of a manager in esports is fairly broad; a manager’s duties vary significantly from team to team, so I can only speak as to my role as a manager within Fnatic. Where the head coach is responsible for everything inside the game, I’m in charge of everything outside of the game.
We’ve all heard the saying: offense wins games, James Bond cosplay wins championships. Or something to that effect. Under section 5.4, “Player and Coach Apparel”, the LCS’ 2016 Season Official Rules states that “coaches must wear, at a minimum, business casual attire while at the studio. Business casual does not include: athletic wear, sneakers, team-branded apparel, etc.” Translation: look fine or get fined.
ROCCAT's coach GrabbZ outlines the mental characteristics that make a great pro player. Raw talent is just one aspect of achieving worldwide reverence; the motivation to achieve your goals, the mindset of always improving, and the right attitude towards constructive criticism will elevate you from “good player” to legend.