Esports Insider announces updated agenda and return of ESI Hall of Fame for ESI Digital Winter 2021

25 November 2021


Taking place online on December 1st and 2nd, ESI Digital Winter is the sixth edition of ESI’s successful Digital Events programme.

The conference allows attendees from around the globe to network, explore, educate and be educated in the esports space regardless of travel restrictions. Following on from ESI Digital Summer, ESI Digital Winter promises more of the same top notch networking, education, debate and content.

ESI Digital Winter 2021
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Alongside ESI Digital Winter, which is supported by Gold Partner GRID Esports and Silver Partners Omnicoach and Nuvei, the digital conference will also include the fourth edition of the ESI Hall of Fame.

The ongoing project, which is in partnership with Gaming Malta, was created to recognise and award those individuals who have built, moulded and continue to shape the esports industry. Past Hall of Fame inductees include Naz Aletaha (Riot Games), Marcus ‘Djwheat’ Graham (Twitch), and Jason Lake (Complexity Gaming), amongst others. 

Sam Cooke, Managing Director, Esports Insider, commented: “We are delighted to bring back the Esports Insider Hall of Fame to conclude what has been an unbelievable series of digital events in 2021. It’s always important to reflect and celebrate some of the industry’s greatest successes and we can’t wait to announce who will be inducted into our Class of 2021.

“Also, I want to thank all of our partners who have helped make ESI Digital Winter possible. I can’t wait for attendees to (virtually) see what we have in store!”

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ESI Digital Winter attendees can make use of Brella’s market leading matchmaking and networking capabilities, complemented by the truly international ESI event community, to discover new opportunities. Attendees will also be able to experience exclusive content which ranges from regional and global focuses.

ESI Digital Winter will bring together industry leaders in esports, sports and global brands to discuss and debate community, diversity, global growth, commercialisation and more. The agenda includes speakers from the likes of Halo Esports/343 Industries, Nerd Street, Belong Gaming Arenas, Omnicoach, Square Enix, Hi-Rez Studios, T1 Entertainment & Sports, Nuvei and BMW Group, among others.

Currently confirmed topics and speakers include:

  • Growing the ESL Pro League? – Featuring ESL Gaming, ESL Pro League, Fnatic and Berlin International Gaming amongst others.
  • A session by Omnicoach on how esports teams can better embrace AI for fan engagement.
  • ‘Gaming for Global Good’ – Featuring BMW Group, Veritas Entertainment and more.

For more on what to expect, check out the current agenda here

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