Discover our amazing speaker lineup for ESISG23, with more to be confirmed as we get closer to the event!
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.
Mark has held commercial and leadership roles at a global sports agency, broadcast media platform and local government agencies. He is currently the CEO of Team Flash, a prominent esports team in SEA with established teams and players in Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia. He is also the Managing Director of Reddentes Sports – a sports marketing firm with key focus on selling sports broadcast media rights including MLB, Tokyo & Paris Paralympics Games among others.
20 years of betting experience and esports passion. I have been actively working in the esports betting space since 2015 and have negotiated the first publisher deal with Riot Games and helped develop products and pursue Integrity
Gerald Ang is the Managing Director for Warner Music Singapore where he is responsible for the overall growth of the business. This covers International, Regional and Domestic repertoire, strategic partnerships with labels and DSPs, as well as expanding the brand and synchronization business with brand partners, agencies, and clients in Singapore and across the SEA markets. Prior to joining Warner Music, Gerald held various regional and global leadership positions at Discovery Channel, General Electric (GE), BlackBerry and Singtel.
Yuki has been involved in M&A, litigation, and corporate matters as a lawyer, while also tackling the legal issues and providing support for esports and gaming businesses. Currently, he is active in the forefront of esports legal affairs, serving as an external auditing officer for a major esports organizer in Japan, legal counsel for industry organizations, and advisor for leading Japanese professional esports teams. Recently, He has also focused on supporting foreign video game publishers in entering Japan, providing funding assistance for startups, and offering legal advice for web3 / metaverse business.
Carlos is the CEO of ONE Esports, the esports joint venture between ONE Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media property, and Dentsu, one of the largest advertising and marketing agencies in the world. He is responsible for the overall vision and execution of ONE Esports’ strategy and owns the P&L. Carlos joined ONE Esports as the former Chief Business Officer of Battlefy, the world’s largest open esports competition platform, where he managed revenue generation, partnerships, marketing, and social media.
Teck Wee is Affyn’s Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the company’s financial strategy and operations to support its continued growth and transformation. Before joining Affyn, he served as an Associate Director in the Risk Consulting department of KPMG, one of the Big Four accounting firms. He specialized in providing accounting advisory to multinational corporations, listed companies, and private enterprises, focusing primarily on the financial and technology sectors. He was also involved in several high-profile IPOs and provided carve-out consulting for clients in Southeast Asia.
Mervyn Lai is a seasoned digital veteran with over two decades of experience managing clients and agencies in the gaming and entertainment industries. With extensive involvement in the local esports scene and collaborations with big names like Garena and AirAsia, Mervyn possesses invaluable insights into industry growth and development. He co-founded a successful esports management academy, offering joint certification programs on esports content creation. Now, as the visionary founder of Playbook Academy, Mervyn is dedicated to revolutionizing gaming education and empowering individuals from all backgrounds with knowledge and opportunities.
Ian Huston is the Chief Operating Officer at Bleed Esports. Starting with Mobile Gaming in 2016, he has managed teams and content creators to international success in more than twenty titles — including major championships in Overwatch, Rocket League, Call of Duty, Halo, and Counter-Strike.
Jarrold Tham, Co-Founder of TALON and former finance professional, currently oversees special projects for TALON. With a love for Dota 2, League of Legends and Street Fighter, he blends a passion for competition and innovation to shape TALON’s future.