We’re returning to Singapore for our first Major of 2023.
After a successful #ESISG 2022, ESI & REDD+E continue to lead the way on the APAC esports conference circuit, and we’re excited to welcome you back across 20-21 June. There’ll be a focus on the commercialisation of esports and gaming, and on crossovers with aligned sectors such as Web3, the education sector, as well as a deep-dive into esports teams and revenues.
Discover the future of esports, uncovered, as we deliver unmatched networking on the Singapore River, enriching industry discussions, delicious F&B and a fun evening reception atmosphere!
3 Upper Pickering Street
ESISG & PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering are happy to announce a collaboration for ESI Singapore 2023, marking the PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering the Official Hotel for the event.
Set in the heart of a bustling district, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering redefines the cityscape with a unique hotel-in-a-garden concept, seamlessly blending urban luxury with nature. Its biophilic design features over 15,000 sqm of lush gardens, waterfalls, and planter walls, constituting more than twice the hotel’s total land area. Guests can experience eco-conscious living in the nature-inspired rooms that overlook the zero-energy sky gardens, and take a moment to themselves as they enjoy dedicated wellness facilities like the outdoor infinity pool, St. Gregory spa, fitness centre, and 300-metre garden walk that are high above the street level.
ESI SINGAPORE 2023 SPEAKERS
From Counter Strike player on WCG , to Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer of RevivaLTV, one of the biggest Esportstainment Company in Indonesia.
Edward is an analyst at Niko Partners who covers the trends and insights of the video game industry in Malaysia, Chinese Taipei and China. In addition, Edward has also published esports blog posts for Niko. Prior to Niko, Edward has been a passionate gamer from an early age. Edward takes his childhood hobby, video gaming to academic research, studies and beyond. Edward is the first Southeast Asian to graduate with a master’s degree in esports at Staffordshire University (UK) in 2021. Edward is also a recipient of the British Council-GREAT Britain Campaign GREAT Scholarship in 2020.
Benedikt Becker, the Sales and Marketing Director at Shikenso, has a simple mission: to help businesses succeed in the dynamic world of esports. With over ten years in the marketing and sales trenches, his expertise is grounded in real-world experience. Based in Southeast Asia, Benedikt is known for making complex ideas easy to grasp. Benedikt’s knowledge has been featured on several platforms, but his main goal remains the same: providing practical strategies to help businesses navigate this fast-paced industry.
Phil has worked in the broadcast industry for 11 years focusing the last 8 years on esports. Previously Phil worked for Next Generation Esports (NGE), and then Esports Engine as the Head of In-Game Production. He focused on the in-game storytelling of esports and the utilization of spectator tools within the games. His goal has always been to deliver the most game authentic, format-relevant, and emotionally impactful story to the audience and community. Some of his credits include game directing the Fortnite World Cup, TwitchCon 2018-2019, PUBG PGI 2018, and Teamfight Tactics World Championship 2018-2020, as well as many other events.
Danny served as CFO since VSPO’s inception in 2016 and has led various departments within the business. Ms. Tang received her master’s degree of science in management from Stanford University. And she is recognized as one of the Top 100 Asian-Pacific Women-Powered Leaders by J.P.Morgan and Ernst & Young in 2022.
Yuki is the CEO and Co-founder of beyondClub, a no-code NFT loyalty platform for gaming communities to cultivate meaningful engagement with fans through membership NFT and token-gated access.
Prior to founding beyondClub, Yuki was the founder of PONT, a “mobile version of Shopify” catered specifically to Japanese creators.
With beyondClub, brands and creators can build fan communities with exclusive experiences and ownership. Using a no-code solution and NFTs, they can easily foster a sense of belonging and participation among their fans, resulting in more loyal customers.
Lead of Esports Strategy Team at KRAFTON (2022 ~ now), Sports Sponsorship/Marketing Project Manager (FIFA, UEFA, Australian Open, KFA and KBO) at Hyundai Motors Group (2016 ~ 2021)
Bobo is the founder and executive director of Team2, a digital marketing agency in Cambodia. She has worked with many local and international brands such as Smart Axiata, Sting, Pepsi, KFC, Sony Pictures and more. Team2 is actively working to bridge the gap in the esports industry in Cambodia by assisting brands to be part of esports programs like MPL and other regional tournaments. Bobo also manages Next Level Entertainment, the only esports media in Cambodia. Other esports successful events include Esports as a career for all workshop with Moonton Cares and being the organizer for esports in the12th ASEAN Para Games in Cambodia..
Shas Fung is an entrepreneur that started his journey since his schooling days. With 3 awards to his previous IP, Dinosaur Kingdom & being the largest web3 gaming guild in Malaysia & Singapore with Monstax, Shas is known to create waves at what he does. Currently, he is the founder of I Sekai Studio, the creators of Star Symphony, the very first competitive focused rhythm game in the industry
Ray Ng is the Head of Esports Ecosystem of MOONTON Games and is responsible for the day to day operation of the esports ecosystem cluster. Ray’s focus is on facilitating the esports ecosystem for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) esports and establishing the partnership tournaments globally. Ray has over eight years of experience in gaming and esports, covering the SEA regions in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and the Mekong region. Prior to joining MOONTON Games, Ray also worked at Cyberport Hong Kong, Tencent Games and Blizzard Entertainment.
Owner of DetonatioN FocusMe (ex-DetonatioN Gaming). Also the member of Japan esports Union(JeSU)
Charles leads Samsung’s regional consumer experience and partnerships team in Southeast Asia and Oceania, focusing specifically on the Samsung Galaxy mobile experience. He manages regional partnerships across mobile hardware, services and content that support Samsung’s product marketing program in the region.
Vincent Pereira is the Head of Virtual Sport & Gaming at the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Here, he contributes to the development of virtual sport throughout the Olympic movement and to further engage with gaming communities, including leading the coordinated planning and delivery of the Olympic Esports Series – currently in its second year, and culminating in the inaugural Olympic Esports Week in Singapore 22 – 26 June 2023.
Joseph began his career at Nokia, specializing in product R&D and go-to-market strategies. He later worked with prominent companies like Microsoft, Xbox, Unilever, and Facebook. Notably, he held positions as the former Head of R&D at Grab and COO at Enjinstarter. In Q1 & Q2 of 2023, he established Enjinstarter as the top ROI launchpad and facilitated over 100 token launches. Joseph also served as an adjunct lecturer at the National University of Singapore’s Master’s program and guest lecturer at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Currently, he is the CEO of VIBE, a Gen Z-focused social commerce app for TV shows, while providing advisory support to various Web3 projects.
Aleef is one of the biggest names in Esports Racing coming out of Asia Pacific, having 7 Asia Pacific championships, 3 American championships, and 7 world final appearances.
First F1 driver from Malaysia
Lee is the Founder of TechStorm, the region’s largest and fastest growing media network on esports, innovation and entrepreneurship. Under Lee’s dynamic leadership, TechStorm has earned the industry accolade as the region’s largest and fastest growing esports and video gaming media organization, having scaled up across APAC, including Southeast Asia, reaching a streaming community of 71 million and 15 million subscriber homes. Her professional domain expertise encompasses technology, international advertising and media, including NASDAQ listed tech company DoubleClick US. Lee is an avid esports fan and honorary recipient of the SG 100 Women in Tech 2020.
As one of the prominent figures in the Indonesian as well as in Southeast Asian esports scene, Debora Imanuella is heavily involved in nurturing and developing the esports ecosystem from the ground up. Through her roles, she has been contributing to the growth of the esports community by organizing esports competitions at all levels, from university level to major regional tournament. Debora is also an influential advocate for women empowerment in esports. She actively promotes and believes that one way to empower women is through esports.
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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!