We are delighted to announce that the agenda for ESI New York (April 23rd, #ESINYC) has now been locked in. With over 40 of some of the biggest names in esports joining our panels and round-tables to discuss a number of topics, on everything from the changing perception of players to FGC, investment and more, in our industry today.
With over 75% of the tickets already sold for our first event in the United States, we’re moving even closer to selling out with just two weeks remaining.
‘Over 75% of the tickets already sold for our first event in the United States’
Esports Insider’s Managing Director and Co-Founder, Sam Cooke stated: “We have what is undoubtedly one of the best speaker line ups to ever grace one esports conference. We’ve veterans of the industry, and a mix of some of the best teams, and the key stakeholders from across the industry such as the game developers, league and tournament operators, agencies and suppliers, media and more involved that’ll ensure a useful and educational day for all. We are now at 75% capacity, meaning those that want to come along should sort their passes.
“We have what is undoubtedly one of the best speaker line ups to ever grace one esports conference”
“It’s worth remembering too, we offer all attendees the same 5* level of service, with excellent food and drinks throughout the day all included, not to mention the rooftop reception overlooking Manhattan, and we’ll close it all off with a party at The 40/40 Club. It’s our first event in the US, and we aim to set the bar high!”
On April 23rd at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City, we will be joined by the likes of Chris Hopper, Head of Esports (NA) at Riot Games, Steve Arhancet, Co-CEO and Owner, Team Liquid, Saira Mueller, Director of Content at Gen.G, Scott ‘SirScoots’ Smith and esports journalist Rod “Slasher” Breslau. These are just a few of more than 40 speakers who we are delighted will be joining us and taking part in panels and round-tables throughout the day.
We’re kicking the first panel of the day off looking at the ever-changing perception of esports players. With increased popularity and global superstardom for many players at the top of their game, every action comes under increased scrutiny with sponsor responsibilities and personal brand importance.
“I decided to speak at ESI NYC because the other invited speakers all have accomplished careers in esports”
Joining us for this one will be Barry Lee from Evolved Talent Agency, Greg Laird, CEO of Chaos Esports Club, pro Smash player for Team Liquid, Kashan Khan and Esports veteran, Scott Smith. The panel is rounded out by our moderator and Director of Content at Gen.G, Saira Mueller.
“I decided to speak at ESI NYC because the other invited speakers all have accomplished careers in esports and I thought it’d be a blast to speak at the event and listen to others speak on their respective panels,” said Barry Lee.
Closing out the day before the rooftop bar opens, will be our final full panel; ‘Publishers and Teams: Creating the Perfect Ecosystem’. Undoubtedly two of the most important rightsholders in the esports industry are the publishers and the teams. We’ve seen varying approaches across the esports landscape such as the increasing frequency of franchised leagues on the game dev and publisher side.
Each publisher has a different approach to working with teams, but what works best from each side? Do teams prefer a more hands-off and laid back approach? How does it vary between publishers? Thankfully we’ll have Nicolas Maurer, CEO, Team Vitality, Steve Arhancet, Co-Owner and CEO, Team Liquid, Chris Hopper, Head of Esports (NA), Riot and Ed Chang, Director of Business Strategy, EA Competitive Gaming joining us to share their expertise.
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