Esports Insider is pleased to unveil ESI Digital Summer, a week-long series of panels, keynotes, and networking spanning a different region each day from August 17th-21st.
ESI Digital Summer (#ESIDIGITAL) will be the biggest global B2B esports event to date covering North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East respectively, shining a spotlight on the business of esports on both established and emerging regions.
ESI Digital Summer is the second digital event by ESI. ESI Digital Summit took place across two days in May and saw over 500 attendees, 50+ speakers, and more than 650 networking meetings taking place on the platform itself, with in excess of 7,500 communications exchanged. Speakers included major brands, Nestle, Kia, adidas and Formula 1 through to world-renowned teams, FaZe Clan, Team Vitality and Astralis and leading esports organisations in ESL and Riot Games.
ESI Digital Summer will more than double in size, offering over 100 speakers, 1200 attendees, and more than 30 hours of live content across five days. Attendees will be able to chat directly and book meetings with one another throughout the week, and there’ll be AI-based matchmaking which should ensure the networking element is levelled up. The event, which sees GRID and We Are Nations return as Gold and Silver partners respectively, will be truly global offering insights into markets from around the world with the support of regional partners.
ESI Digital APAC, taking place on day one on August 17th, will be held in association with Redd+E, an esports-focused subsidiary of Singapore-based marketing agency Reddentes Sports:
Yip Ren Kai, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Redd+E Pte Ltd, said: “It was an easy choice to join Esports Insider as a partner for the ESI Digital Summer event. With the growing audience in Asia for Esports, it is important to have such events for more dialogues and conversations to happen. These will lead to potential collaborations and it will help Esports in the region grow as one, even more so during this Covid-19 pandemic. Redd+E is looking forward to an engaging summit where we can broaden our Esports horizon as well as share our experiences.”
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ESI Digital LATAM meanwhile will be held in association with Live Media Esports Entertainment, one of the fastest-growing gaming companies in LATAM looking to evolve the digital entertainment landscape within the region.
Luis Carrillo Pinto, CEO of Live Media Esports Entertainment, said: “Esports Insider is the go-to for everyone who is a part of this industry. Our aim is to play a role in further enhancing the existing ecosystem of esports and gaming, and adapt new trends to the sector for of all brands and stakeholders.
“ESI Digital LATAM will bring together the decision-makers and major players of the region in the agenda and talks, meaning it’s an invaluable opportunity for everyone who works or wants an to have an opportunity in esports to understand and gain connections in the space. We also have Lima Games Week Digital Edition coming up at the end of August; the first digital gaming festival ever focused on LATAM.”
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Sam Cooke, Managing Director and Co-founder for Esports Insider, spoke on ESI Digital Summer: “Each iteration of ESI events grow according to attendee feedback and ESI Digital Summer is a fantastic example of how our offering continues to evolve. The event landscape has changed dramatically over the last few months but one of the resounding opportunities behind digital events is that people are connecting on a global scale like never before. We learnt from ESI Digital Summit that a global event couldn’t just be a catch-all for each region.
“People are eager to learn about different territories in-depth as they look to grow their business internationally. This is something that ESI Digital Summer can offer. We’re delighted to have regional partners Redd+E and Live Media Esports Entertainment on board to help us connect with local businesses in Asia-Pacific and Latin America respectively so we can offer something truly tailored to each region.”
ESI Digital Summer will focus on five key themes including Investment, Betting, Brands & Sponsorship, Sports Meets Esports, and THINK and through the event platform, Brella, attendees will also be able to take part in networking opportunities and will be able to host private meetings within the platform.
Speakers and the agenda will be announced soon. Tickets start at only £100 + VAT for a five-day Full Access pass, and attendees will get first access to VODs of all sessions post-event too. Follow Esports Insider on Twitter for the latest updates, and sign up to the ESI Dispatch Newsletter here.