about Esports How
Hi, I am Uzair Hasan, the founder of Esports How. Being actively involved in the business side of the esports industry since 2017, I have grown to love what makes the esports industry both super unique and dynamic.
My passions led me to run a series of various esports tournaments and events. I ended up creating two high school clubs dedicated to esports, interned for the High School Esports League and founded a student-run esports organization in the Greater Toronto Area.
With our esports organization, we had a lot of success in getting people engaged and involved with our brand. My goal was to take that student-run esports organization and turn that into an official business. However, as I attempt to determine things such as how to make a profitable esports organization, one that could get enough funds to run large scale tournaments AND pay for employees, I ran into problem after problem.
No matter how much I crunch the numbers I had at my disposal, I could not make sense of it. And when I did research online, there was almost no information that could tell me. The only information I saw was Reddit posts where they said esport events probably “operate at a loss”.
Furthermore, there was near no information regarding the actual procedure to running a successful esports event. It forces you to go through trial-and-error and every error I make would tarnish my brand and sets me back.
From that point I concluded on taking a formal education behind the business of esports in the Esports Entrepreneurship and Administration program. While being apart of that institution, a lot of the information was easily presented and it all made perfect sense. Adding that to my own experiences started brewing a formula for success in the industry.
The purpose of Esports How is to provide the information that I learned from my own trial-and-error, what I learned from my formal education and what others have learned from their experiences. Through this blog, you will learn to get your foot into the industry and possibly develop business in esports at a grassroots level, scale yourself and your business, and finally get the knowledge to make your dreams into a reality in the crazy industry of esports.