22 – 23 MARCH 2023

Uniting leaders in esports, games & education



ESI Next Gen, working with the University of Warwick, is focused on uniting leaders across the esports, video games and education sectors.

The vision is to help to build wider and stronger connections and a deeper understanding across and within these industries, as esports and games continue to integrate more into education, both curricular and extra curricular.

There’ll be a focus on careers, diversity, and tech, as well as research and more. Expect practical applications and use cases highlighted both on the main stage and workshops.

Attendees can expect an evening of gamified networking to set everyone up for a full day of knowledge sharing with a welcoming atmosphere guaranteed. See you in Warwick!


Universities & Colleges
Governments, Cities & Venues
Social Causes & Charities
Education Industry
Careers Sector
Game Dev & Publishers
Esports Teams
Tournament Operators


22 MARCH 2023

Pick up your passes from 4PM @ The Climb for a chance to grab your badge early and mingle.

An Evening Reception @ The Climb 6-7:30PM, followed by a ‘Networking Tournament’ for attendees to come and play, or just sit back and watch, at the Esports Centre.

23 MARCH 2023

Conference Day! 8:30AM-6PM 

Taking place at the Esports Centre (Main Stage + Main Exhibition space) & The Climb (Networking & Meetings Zone including Exhibitor Zone).

There’ll also be breakouts in other private rooms to accommodate all networking needs.



[event entrance is at the back of the building]

University of Warwick

Junction Building





To make your trip as smooth as possible, we are proud to offer ticket types that contain accommodation for ESI Next Gen attendees, less than 4 minute walk from the venue!

Please note, these are ensuite rooms within the Arthur Vick Halls of Residence (visible on map above), and only for the night of the 22nd March, with check out on the 23rd.


Media & Strategic Partners


These companies have all attended at least one ESI event between 2019-2022.

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What ATTENDEES have to say

The go to event for esports industry knowledge and networking!

Kalvin Chung
MNM Gaming

#ESILDN was such an eye opener for me. I made some seriously valuable connections and that event quite literally changed my career.

Finley Skynner
Head of Community

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.

Neil Gaisford
Player1 Events

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.

Matthieu Dallon
Trust Esport VC Fund

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!

Dominika Szot
Head of Brand Strategy
GRID Esports

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!

Arwin Fallah
Shikenso GmbH

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.

Alastair Pusinelli
Esports & Gaming Marketing Communications Manager

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!

Nasim Abu Qouta
Chief Revenue Officer
Rightbridge Ventures & 1337 Esports

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.

Rob Black
Promod Esports

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!

James Duffield
CEO and Co-Founder
We feel that it’s really important to keep educating people, brands and agencies on esports. ESI creates the right environment and brings the relevant person to the table to achieve exactly that; I’m looking forward to be part of their events for the years to come!
Nicolas Maurer
Team Vitality
Quite simply, ESI, that is both the site and their events, is a great place to promote your brand while also connecting with leaders in the industry.
Kirsty Endfield
Swipe Right PR
ESI London represents a great opportunity for us, as a leading esports solutions provider, to be present and contribute to the conversation and to then positively influence the thinking of others who are learning more about the space.
Martin Wyatt
Head of Global Partnerships
I really enjoyed my time at ESI London. In addition to some informative expert panels, it was a great networking opportunity. I hope to return again next year!
Jason Lake
Complexity Gaming


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