Esports, it’s mo time – Movember Foundation chosen as the charity partner for the ESI Forum Series

We’re delighted to announce that our charity partner for the remaining Esports Insider Forum of 2017 is The Movember Foundation.

The biggest men’s health focused charity in the world is now coming to esports. Those coming along to Fnatic’s Bunkr on Thursday October 26th will hear first hand from the charity on their plans in the space. You can find out more and secure your tickets here.

Movember is set to launch the Esports Challenge 2017 in which esports fans, players and shoutcasters from around the world will be coming together to fight for men’s health and raise funds and awareness. Movember is also launching a partnership with Tiltify for the hairiest month of the year, where streamers from around the world will be joining forces to get in on the fun this Movember – you can check it out on here.

A statement from Movember read: “We’re stoked to be the official charity partner for the ESI forum series, it’s a great platform to educate and encourage the Esports Insider network about the importance of Men’s Health and our cause areas; prostate cancer, testicular cancer, suicide prevention and poor mental health. We’re really excited to see the Movember Esports Challenge come to life!”

This Thursday will be our fourth event in the ESI Forum Series

Following the presentation from the charity, there’ll be a panel discussing ‘sponsorship in esports, why, what and how’. This’ll look at what to do and what to avoid with a variety of examples of who to look to to emulate. Taking part in the panel will be HyperX Brand Marketing Manager Shane Herrington, Fnatic’s Head of Partnerships Róisín O’Shea and Minute Media’s SVP Strategy & Partnerships Duncan McMonagle. The Founder of Looking For Group and Host of the Esports Roundtable Joe Hills will moderate. 

There’ll be an audience Q&A following this, before a break for more drinks and the start of the evening’s Rocket League tournament. As the Rocket League and networking flows, we’ll be ensuring attendees are fed as well as watered with some of London’s finest pizza from Homeslice.

Movember will also be involved in our forthcoming ESI Tour of London, which’ll see us donning the finest esports apparel, heading around London for a set of challenges and offering chances to win said apparel from the likes of Fnatic, Gamers Apparel and ULT. We’ll have more information on this later but you can ensure that you stay up to date by following us on Twitter (@esportsinsider_).

Prior to that though comes the Forum and so if some top industry networking, a panel on sponsorship in esports, a talk from Movember and a Rocket League tournament sounds like a good way to spend a Thursday evening, then get your place secured and we’ll see you there, 6-10.30pm, Thursday October 26th.

Any questions, email sam@esportsinsider.com.

Get your place confirmed here – Thursday 26th October – Fnatic’s Bunkr