Our flagship ESI London show made a triumphant return to the physical events space in 2021, and for 2022, we’re committed to making it even bigger and even better.
Our usual concoction of the very best networking, education, content and hospitality will return to the UK’s capital, with some more surprises in store at BOXPARK Wembley.
ESI London 2022 will be our largest and most ambitious event yet, as we continue to listen to feedback, push the boundaries, and ultimately deliver the most memorable and valuable industry events we can.
MEET fellow attendees from multiple industries in and around esports and gaming. We’ll have a dedicated meeting space throughout the event, as well as an exhibition zone.
PLAY as ESI offers new and exciting ways to capitalise on your networking time at our events from VR Gaming, to Pop Golf, Axe Throwing and Sim Racing with Alpine F1.
Private dinners, socials and more with food & drinks included for all!
ESI London will commence with a series of sessions focusing on commercialisation – exploring team identities and positioning, revenue sustainability, the UK scene, how destinations can embrace esports, widening the audience and the myriad opportunities the space continues to present to current and new actors.
The second day will explore the intersection of esports and Web3 technologies, look at esports as a vehicle of social impact, universities, data and more.
The afternoon will feature the 2022 edition of live pitch competition for start ups, The Clutch, as well as a special edition of LVL UP.
Exclusive Warm Up Reception & ESI Hall of Fame [limited capacity, ticketed event purchasable here]
Video games industry meets to discuss esports | ISFE Esports [invite only, Glowbox, upstairs]
‘Hotshot’ (Pop Golf in partnership w/ Hotdrop) [18:00-22:00]
Carbon Neutral Collective Roundtable [invite only, inquire [email protected] for entry]
The Clutch, ESI’s startup pitch investment competition [main stage, 14:00]
Axe Throwing [18:00-22:00]
Throughout the Event
Wall of Jerseys presented by Nations [upstairs]
Media Lounge & Breakout Sessions Space presented by The Story Mob [Glowbox, upstairs]
Jimmy’s Iced Coffee Arcade Machine & Samples [venue-wide]
Work & Meetings Zones [North & South Ends, upstairs]
Meetspace VR [12:00-23:00, upstairs]
Sim Racing with Alpine F1 [upstairs]
Safe Space supported by WIGI & Swipe Right PR [Beatbox, downstairs]
Hilton London Wembley
Shahar Sorek is the Chief Marketing Officer at Overwolf, the guild for in-game creators. Built for creators by creators, Overwolf is the all-in-one platform that enables creators to build, distribute, and monetize in-game apps and mods. With over 12 years of experience in the games and technology industry, Shahar has founded and managed leading startups including 7 Elements Studios, a game studio specializing in massive-multiplayer-online strategy games. Prior to joining Overwolf, he was CMO at Spacemesh, where he led branding efforts, go-to-market strategies, and product marketing execution. Shahar has also held advisory positions at GK8, Flytrex and Treebute.io, where he shaped the narrative and strategy of the venture with a focus on the go-to-market audience and the companies’ investors. In his past, Shahar worked as a creative producer and actor in Hollywood and Israel and is a former five-time Israeli national champion in Taekwondo.
Kelly is often described by many as the heart of Alliance and her passion for esports is unparalleled. After joining Alliance as a player manager in 2013, today she is the CSO of the company and has more than a decade of global industry experience. Being community, player and sponsor driven she truly has a heart for esports and the things that keep our industry working. She is a woman that never gives up until the goal has been reached.
Lisa Hau serves as COO/Executive Director of Bidstack, a technology platform that brings together the lucrative advertising and gaming industries. Since joining in 2020, the company has scaled rapidly across the UK, Latvia and the US. Her role spans commercial, people, fundraising and corporate development. She previously led investor relations at WPP a global agency holding group and was an equity analyst at US investment bank Jefferies, covering the media and technology sectors. Lisa graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2006 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
After working for EA as communications director for Spain and Portugal, Mario Fernandez became CEO of DUX Gaming in 2019. Since then, big names like Thibaut Courtois, DjMaRiiO or Borja Iglesias joined the board as investors and ambassadors. The club’s goal has always been to connect the real and virtual worlds through sports. DUX has become the first esports club in the world to buy a football club (DUX Internacional de Madrid) and the first in Europe to team up with the NBA to found a new franchise in the NBA 2K League.
Mark Broom has worked at Intel for 12 years in a range of roles and for the past 5 years he has been a UK Consumer Marketing Specialist. His main areas of focus are the Gaming & Esports audiences in the UK alongside other consumer segments. He is responsible for planning and executing direct marketing activities focused on increasing preference for Intel within these areas.
Augusto Martinez Reyes is 37 years old and was born in Argentina, where he studied. He graduated in Business Administration and Management at the University of Buenos Aires. His career spans 16 years, and he started his professional path in Teleperformance Argentina in 2005. Since then, he has had several roles within the group, in different countries, such as CEO of Teleperformance Spain and Teleperformance Chile, as well as several C-level positions, before he took his current position as CEO of Teleperformance Portugal, in March 2021. He is married and has a two-year-old son, as well as two dogs that he brought from Madrid.
Becky is the Senior Partnerships Manager at NSE (National Student Esports), the official body of university esports & the largest grassroots gaming community in the UK. She manages the activations and relationships of NSE’s partners such as Intel, Barclays, Monster Energy, PCSpecialist and Genshin Impact. Becky joined the NSE team in April 2020 originally as the Social Media and Community Manager and has previously worked in a variety of graphic design and marketing roles.
Head of ISFE Esports at the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE). Previously, Sergi co-founded and was Public and Corporate Affairs Vice President at LVP – Liga de Videojuegos Profesional and chair of the International Esports Chair at Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM).
THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS
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The Story Mob is an international consultancy offering strategic communications counsel to brands, teams, streamers, event organizers, investors and more in the gaming space. Based on years of experience with the world’s largest competitive gaming communities, we help you cut the fluff and create impactful, authentic outreach to gaming fans.
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The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment is a non-profit trade association for the video game industry in the United Kingdom.
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#ESILDN was such an eye opener for me. I made some seriously valuable connections and that event quite literally changed my career.
I have been to many events in my time, and [ESI London] stood out with its great atmosphere and super engaged audience. I really enjoyed it.
Esports Insiders has become the essential and leading media for esports business news. It was obvious that ESI events stand out as unmissable industry meetings, bringing together the entire ecosystem. ESI London 2022 was a tremendous success, both in terms of networking and business, as for the warm and caring atmosphere between all participants.
ESI events are always a great platform for incredibly talented, smart, and wholesome professionals to connect and team up to revolutionise further our industry, In my opinion ESI events are the greatest example of how the B2B events should be organised to leverage the potential brought to the room by the speakers, attendees, and partners. Definitely must-have in any esports company’s events calendar!
ESI always has been a special platform for our industry. A mix of a professional setup as well as a casual platform to hang out with partners. Sam and his team are doing an amazing job receiving feedback and improving event by event. We at Shikenso can’t wait for the next years to come together with ESI!
ESI London was a fantastic event. Not only were the panels incredibly insightful and encouraging after a difficult period during the pandemic, but it was superb to connect with other members of the industry and form potential working relationships.
ESI London 2022 was a great event that gathered companies from all different industries wanting to connect with the esports industry. Seeing the huge interest from so many different companies attending ESI London is a great indication of esports being mainstream and thanks to ESI for connecting it all with this event. I enjoyed meeting new and old contacts and listen to the relevant panels. I look forward to the next ESI event!
A brilliant event as always from ESI, they continue to iterate and bring value to all attendees and stakeholders. ESI London has to be considered the de-facto “must attend” esports networking event in the UK.
It’s a pleasure to return to ESI London as it was The Clutch that gave us a platform to present our business to the world last year, leading to us closing our pre-seed round this year. I’m looking forward to hearing how the other finalists have progressed and to see whole host of new businesses pitching on stage!
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