16-18 MAY 2022
Esports around the world, inside and out
Networking | Education | Debate
Networking | Education | Debate


16th May – Welcome Reception at Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown DC

17th May – Esports-focused Embassy Day and conference followed by a social at Crimson Diner & Bar

18th May – Traditional conference day and evening function at the National Press Club

IMPORTANT FOR EVENT ATTENDEES: The dress code is Business Smart for the Embassies; no t-shirts, no jeans, but sneakers are okay. For those attending the tours, please arrive promptly morning of the 17th at 9am at the Hilton Garden Inn, downtown DC. 

Attendees will need to show proof of COVID vaccinations and identification at certain venues across the event so we advise having this with you throughout.

We’re back with another flagship US event: ESI Washington DC 2022 presented by LOOT.BET!

Join us for an exciting few days unlike any previous ESI event in which we wholeheartedly embrace the strengths of the US capital. We will be bringing our trademark combination of networking, education and content to DC, with a specialised focus on governance, and esports’ growth around the world, all in a way you won’t forget.

Expect a unique day of tours around select embassies located in the city as we aim to give our attendees a real feel for the global nature of the esports industry, followed by further discussions & networking at Eaton DC. The evening will transition into a function in the rustic Crimson Bar, bringing you the right vibes with excellent F&B and live music.

Day two will follow our traditional conference format in the historic National Press Club. We guarantee excellent content to follow up on day one, so you can be sure you’ll leave our event fully clued up on all global esports aspects. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you there.


Welcome drinks at the Hilton Garden Inn, in the beating heart of downtown DC

Mingling opportunities aplenty during the Embassies Day on Massachusetts Avenue & Eaton DC

A function in the rustic Crimson Diner & Bar, bringing you the right vibes with excellent F&B and live music

Relaxed, functional lounge at the conference venue for both meetings and a place to unwind 

Post-show social in the historic National Press Club, a stone’s throw from the beautiful parks of the US capital



Hilton Garden Inn | 815 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States


Eaton DC | 1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States


National Press Club | 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045, United States



The opening day will feature something wholly new in the realm of esports conferences – we’ll head to Massachusetts Avenue for a day of learning and cultural exchange, with attendees, divided into groups, visiting one the following country embassies: Argentina, Barbados, Saudi Arabia, South Korea.

The afternoon will transition into panels, networking, and a talent-focused roundtable courtesy of ESIC at Eaton DC, featuring a mystery pro-player turned content creator.

Join us to delve into all that esports is and can be to people all around the world, and experience high level networking and hospitality throughout.


For the second day, our attendees will gather at the historic National Press Club in downtown DC as we tackle the issues that lie closer to home.

Meet and hear from global titans in and around the industry, and expect outcome focused discussions on the governance, development and betterment of the space. This will include everything from esports’ treatment by governments, through to its relationship and positioning with local communities, collegiate and professional sport through to commercialisation and establishing sustainable business models in all aspects of the industry.


Chad De Luca
Director, Twitch Properties
Moritz Maurer
CEO & Founder
GRID esports
Hussain Moosvi
Chief Strategy Officer
Misfits Gaming
Vlastimil Venclik
Brett Abarbanel
Director of Research
UNLV International Gaming Institute
Ryan Polun
Head of Esports and Gaming (Americas)
Cody Luongo
Senior PR Associate
Alex Inglot
ESL Pro League
Johnny Kutnowski
VP of Product
Blinkfire Analytics
Mary Antieul
Vice President of Strategy
Belong Gaming Arenas
Rebecca Brock Dixon
Evan Frasca
Director of Talent Management
T1 Entertainment & Sports
Jason Chung
Counsel, Esports
Zuber Lawler LLP
Joey Gawrysiak
Director and Professor of Esports
Shenandoah University
Grant Paranjape
Vice President, Esports Business
Washington Justice
Andrew McNeill
Senior Director of Esports
Monumental Sports & Entertainment




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Please note, some of our venues may require attendees to present their vaccination passes upon entry, and failure to provide proof of double-vaccination may result in refusal of entry, and is at the discretion of the venue.

The ESI team continues to track the progress of the virus. We’ll have guidelines in place to ensure that we are ready for our event to be as safe as possible for everyone attending, with designated covid-safe seating and face masks available where possible.

In the highly unlikely event that the situation worsens and causes us to have to cancel or reschedule, or if it prevents your attendance, rest assured we will offer refunds to all affected attendees.

We’re fully optimistic that this won’t be necessary, but we wish to ensure our attendees feel safe and secure when considering their attendance. We’re looking forward to a great event and can’t wait to see you in DC!