This is Where My Gaming Career Begins: Stories of Young Professionals from Wargaming Shanghai

Part 1: Reasons to Work in Gaming


Are you passionate about video games? Would you like to turn your gaming into a career? The industry is growing quickly, offering an exciting world of job opportunities for young professionals to explore.

Working at Wargaming isn't just about earning a salary - it's about being part of a passionate community, working on projects that excite you, and making a difference in the world of gaming. Read on to discover why you might consider a career in the gaming industry, and what our very own young professionals have to say about working here in Wargaming Shanghai.

1. A Truly Collaborative Work Environment

Working in the gaming industry often means being part of a team of passionate individuals who share your love for games. Collaboration is key to creating successful games, and you will have the chance to work with people from various disciplines, including artists, writers, programmers, and marketers. This collaborative environment can lead to strong professional relationships and friendships.

When we asked Wenhe Song, a Junior Concept Artist here at Wargaming Shanghai, to tell us about a time when he overcame adversity at work and achieved success, he touched on this collaborative spirit: “Being relatively new to the industry, I’ve encountered my fair share of challenges. One notable instance was grappling with doubts about whether my designs met the company’s standards and adhered to the correct processes. Despite feeling daunted, with the support of my team, I learned to confront these challenges head-on. We collaborated, brainstormed solutions, and persevered together. Each obstacle we conquered not only strengthened my skills but also bolstered my confidence.”


2. A Thriving Industry

The gaming industry has seen a steady growth in recent years, with billions of dollars now being spent worldwide each year. This growth has led to a similar increase in job opportunities across all gaming fields, including game development, publishing, marketing, to name just a few. By stepping into this dynamic field, you become part of an ever-evolving industry that is constantly pushing the boundaries of technology and creativity. Plus, perhaps one of the best bits - you get to play games and do what you love, every day.

3. Innovation and Creativity

The gaming industry is known for its innovation and creativity. By joining this field, you'll have the opportunity to be at the forefront of new trends and technologies. Whether it's virtual reality, augmented reality, or new gameplay mechanics, you'll be part of an industry that continuously pushes the boundaries of what's possible.

Qianyi Luo, a Junior Game Designer here at Wargaming Shanghai, agrees that this has been her experience so far. She says, “I see the gaming industry as an innovative and dynamic field with endless possibilities for growth and creativity. Everyone’s buzzing with ideas, and it’s just so inspiring.”


4. Diverse Career Opportunities

The gaming industry offers a wide range of career paths for your skills and interests. From game design to programming, marketing to art, and even content creation, there are various career paths open to you, both here at Wargaming, and within the wider gaming sector.


Are you passionate about gaming? We’re looking for people just like you to work with us. Check out our latest vacancies: https://wargaming.com/en/careers/