Since 2016 my professional focus was on hard core PC gaming experiences and eSports fundamentals:
Personally mastering main games for hundreds of hours:
Designing eco-system products for gamers, streamers and developers:
Working with popular game publishers, industry leaders and pro eSports teams
Gaming is my true passion, and making gaming experiences is what I do for living.
As a senior PM at Overwolf, I encountered many eSports needs and opportunities - innovative overlay technology, publishers relationships, PC gaming apps, streamers, monetization models, B2B, B2C, advertising, gaming content and more.
I had the privilege to lead dozens of operations, projects and products to success.
The responsibility* varied between complete life cycles (ideation to delivery) to UX reports and consultations, depending on the need.
*Due to privacy and NDAs, specific project details and my exact responsibility remains confidential.
Yuval is a product pro. He brings the unique ability to build a creative, comprehensive solution to a customer need, and to see it through from ideation to commercialization. Yuval has deep UX understanding, and he's one of the best product professionals I worked with"
CEO at Overwolf
Yuval, Senior PM Interview (Geektime, 2019)
Case Study - Herowatch, PC app for Overwatch (Medium, 2018)
Is eSports a real sport? (Ynet, 2018)
First Time User Experience Best Practices for PC gaming apps (Medium, 2017)
Only experienced gamers can understand and benefit from existing LoL apps and sites that mostly present “raw” and undigested tables of stats.
The new generation of LoL apps replacing the stats with a higher level of processed information - conclusions, advice and action items.
Hot game, new heroes, and no apps with stats, team comps and play-style tips.
Creating the first ever app for Overwatch based on my vast experience in gaming apps.
Fortnite Tracker (Fortnite)
Making player stats available during the match together with a major industry website of performance tracking.
In-game overlay displaying the same stats players are used to, alongside engaging features (comparing to pros, challenges) and new branding.
Arena Tutor (MTGA)
As the new online version of the successful cards game is launched, a new market created.
A one stop shop for the MTGA player needs - deck tracking, deck statistics, drafting advice and more.
Pro teams need pro tools to excel. A new business vertical.
A cloud based multi channel video recorder for professional matches and practices debriefing, with a freemium version for all gamers.
TeamSpeaks EZ (Lol)
LoL has no voice chat, and TeamSpeak is a major industry player to support this need externally.
TeamSpeak servers based voice chat rooms for LoL players in a single click, for free!
Yuval Gelbard, FunkyVibe 2012