G2 Esports, OpTic Gaming’s Hector Rodriguez, Pringles and Barclays confirmed for ESI Digital Spring

Esports Insider is pleased to reveal the agenda and full lineup of speakers for ESI Digital Spring, which is set to take place from March 30th-31st.

ESI Digital Spring’s speakers include some of the industry’s most celebrated thought leaders and brand authorities, such as G2 Esports, Nerd Street Gamers, Team Vitality, BLAST, Team Liquid, Riot Games, Pringles, BBC Sport, and ESL.

The event will bring together industry pioneers from esports, sports and global brands to discuss and debate sponsorship, investment, tournament delivery, fan engagement and more. In total, ESI Digital Spring will see over 60 speakers, 400 attendees and offer more than 16 hours of live content across two days, with unrivalled networking opportunities for all attendees.

Some of the sessions include:

  • Brand wars – how are the biggest Chinese teams and brands expanding their audiences? Featuring representatives from RNG, LGD Gaming, Nielsen Sport China, and Swipe Right PR.
  • ESI Brand Showcase with G2 and Pringles.
  • Rights Holders: Maximizing Fan Engagement, Sponsorships, and Brand Ownership Through Your Data Assets. Featuring GRID Esports, WePlay Esports, and broadcast talent Kyle Freedman.
  • Checkmate. Is chess an esport? Featuring TSM, Envy Gaming, Play Magnus Group, and ESI’s Kerry Waananen.
  • ESI Brand Showcase with ESL and DHL.
  • Broadcast wars: The esports production landscape 2021. Featuring BLAST, BBC Sport, Esports Engine, and High Viz Media Group.
  • Health in gaming – the next big thing? Featuring MADMONQ.
  • Payment processing in esports: ecommerce opportunities and prize money challenges. Featuring
    Payment Labs, Starladder, and Nuvei.
  • ESI Brand Showcase with NSE and Barclays.
  • Plus many more!

To view the full agenda for ESI Digital Spring click here. Tickets can be purchased here. This year ESI is offering discounted Annual Passes for those wishing to secure their attendance to all three digital conferences throughout 2021.

Sabrina Ratih, Interim Commercial Director at G2 Esports, commented: “G2 Esports are thrilled to be involved in the Esports Insider Digital Spring Showcase this year. G2 have worked alongside Andreas and the Pringles team for the past six months, and created some amazing content for our fans as well as those who are new to the esports space, including our groundbreaking ‘Making the Squad 2021’ series.

“We are excited to share some exclusive insights on the series and delve into its creation, strategy and the overall impact the series has had for both Pringles and G2.”

ESI Digital Spring also sees GRID return as a Gold partner alongside Bayes Esports, Davis Wright Tremaine, Nuvei and MADMONQ

Sam Cooke, MD and Co-Founder, Esports Insider, added: “I am really excited to kick off the year with our first digital event and welcome a wealth of industry leaders and brands. At Esports Insider we pride ourselves of being a platform where the esports industry can not only showcase its advancements but also welcome and educate brands looking to grow within the space.

“This year we have an events calendar which focuses on quality content and ample networking working opportunities across three digital and at least one physical event. We really hope we can safely welcome you all to London for our flagship event later in the year.”

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Throughout 2021, we are set to offer an abundance of high-quality digital and live events starting with ESI Digital Spring, followed by ESI Digital Summer on September 8th-9th and Winter from 1st-2nd December.

ESI Digital Summer will feature the fourth edition of The Clutch, a pitch competition for esports startups. ESI Digital Winter will also see the return of the prestigious Hall of Fame, which will see more notable industry leaders inducted and celebrated across the two-day event.

ESI is also working on delivering a physical edition of its flagship conference ESI London towards the end of the year and will look to release more information on this later in the year. 

Co-operated by ESI and Platform and returning for its third season, the Win From Home (WFH) League pits companies against each other in a ‘casual but competitive’ tournament to see which company will gain bragging rights as champion across all game titles. From May 10th-30th, companies will have the chance to compete in CS:GO, Rocket League or Brawlhalla, teaming up with their colleagues to show off their skills and represent their company in this authentic ‘corporate’ esports league experience. To find out more and register for the WFH League, you can head here

The first confirmed teams for WFH League in May will be announced next week, in the immediate aftermath of ESI Digital Spring.

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ESI's 2021 Events Calendar