Community Management Update 3/12/2023 - CM Promotions & Battlefield


March proved to be a busy month for our EdgeGamers Community Management team. It's time we bring you up to speed on what has been going on behind the scenes. Between game changes and personnel changes, there has been a lot in development. Let me break it down.

Community Management Changes
As announced on March 1, @heidi & @webby both decided to depart from the Community Management team. We thank Webby for his near two years of service and Heidi for her near year of service as Community Managers. In their place, @Immaculate has been positioned to effectively lead the operations within Media as Senior Manager and will report directly to @FirezFury.

At this time, we will not be immediately replacing assumed vacant positions within the Community Management team. This begins an evolution in responsibilities for the community as direct empowerment, responsibility and accountability will be placed on the Senior Managers responsible for our games and projects. Community Managers will be promoted where direct insight is needed to see the community move forward. This turns from a previous state where Community Managers were reporting the day-to-day for various areas of responsibility they oversaw. This will move to Senior Managers being the drivers of day-to-day operations and key decision makers while Community Managers will work to propel the community forward taking on organization wide projects.

Two key areas of focus that we will be immediately filling Community Management positions for are Admin Development with @Luna and Counter-Strike with @Spare.

The consistency of our admin practices and maintaining high standards are a key pillar of operations this year for our community. It is imperative we maintain respectful and fun gaming environments across all games and communication platforms. @Luna has championed these efforts forward over the last year in both Manager and Senior Manager positions. We're excited to have @Luna on board to keep our Community Management team pointed towards these standards while continuing to work with our game teams across the community to ensure the proper enforcement from our admins.

With the size and scale of Counter-Strike significantly outpacing other games in the community, it's important to have an influential member on the Community Management team to keep our efforts in CS strong. @Spare has been tagged to continue to support the team within Counter-Strike but also impact the community at a greater level. Bringing insight from our largest playerbase enables us to make strong decisions moving forward on new or changing policy and potentially new games to support.

We're excited to have both @Luna and @Spare joining the team. Be sure to issue them a congratulatory message below.

A very difficult decision has been reached to end our support of the Battlefield series. Due to the evolving gaming space within Battlefield and the complete move away from community based servers, we've seen a decline in Battlefield over the last couple of years. While we continued to support Battlefield Bad Company 2, the playerbase within the game has rapidly dwindled with the release of Battlefield Portal within Battlefield 2042 allowing players to revisit maps and modes from previous iterations of Battlefield.

With the closure of Battlefield, our Leadership within the game will be departing from our Leadership team including @jtipton. from our Community Management team. Tipton has been on our Community Management team since 2019 serving through many installments of the Battlefield series. We sincerely appreciate all of the efforts he has put forward over the years dedicating significant time to not only Battlefield but towards the entire community. In addition to Tipton, we'd like to thank @Beemermarine and @killroylll for their time as Senior Manager & Manager as well.


Forum Legend
Big congrats to @Luna on this one. Years ago when we had a massive CS debacle (dramaaaaaaa), you stood out as someone who was a great leader in times full of craziness and questions, without even being a leadership member. He stepped up without the intention of trying to become a leadership team member, but just someone who wanted to do good in the community. So fantastic to see you stick things out and develop as the great person and leader you are today. This is well earned and deserved.

Best of luck to @Spare, it's a busy group to handle but you'll do well.

I've already said my sentiments in the BF thread, but it's always sad to see a game drop out of here (usually whatever I love dies off. INS, DoD:S, Planetside, etc). The fellas had a great run and I wish many of the new members could have seen how packed Ventrilo/Teamspeak rooms would get in the evenings for Battlefield for years on end. While sometimes a little separated from the bulk of the community because they weren't a source based game, they welcomed visitors with a great time any day that you decided to fire up the game. Heavy Metal was basically packed 24/7 for a very long time and survived well, while a ton of players moved on to other games.

Mayhem Death

Forum Legend
Thanks to you and everyone else for the congrats. Of all the people that were around in CS when I first came back at the start of 2017, you were always someone I looked up to.

Cheers and hope you're doing well.
Well I’m sure you’ll do just as good if not better than I did, got a great head on your shoulders.

Just like everyone grinding away at work (in New Orleans for a competition funny enough right now). Go kick some ass like we know you will


⚔️ EGO Dictator ⚔️
Congratulations guys. Sucks to hear about Battlefield. Good luck with the new jobs ;).