The official ESL One New York Esports Business Conference 2018
RSR Partners x HIVE New York
September 28th Deity, Brooklyn, NY
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In partnership with ESL, the biggest event organizer in the esports industry, The Esports Observer will provide you complimentary access to the ESL One New York esports tournament on Saturday and Sunday, so you can experience and grasp a live spectacle with 15,000 fans and $250,000 on the line, in Barclays Center, “Where legends are made”.
Don't follow. See the big picture and lead.
Don’t miss Jens Hilgers, the founder of ESL, who invested millions of his own money into the esports ecosystem, explain what makes an esports company worth investing in today and why BITKRAFT invested in its 19 esports portfolio companies, from clothing and media to analytics.
Nicole Pike will explain why Nielsen, the $6.6B revenue research company, started its own esports vertical, producing reports and surveys to help you better understand the audience and spending behavior.
Hear how Immortals’ CEO Noah Whinston interested companies like AEG, Lionsgate, Crosscut Ventures as well as Steven Kaplan and Michael Milken to fund his team and why he decided to bet on the Overwatch League, with his team LA Valiant.
Be enlightened by Shizuka Suzuki, AVP Corporate Sponsorships at AT&T, who will explain how the partnership between AT&T and ESL will drive diversity in the industry while reaching an audience AT&T does not reach through its sports engagements.
If you are marketer, entertainment or sports executive trying to understand the industry
If you are interested in investing in the esports ecosystem
Get actionable insights from 30+ subject matter experts and industry veterans that will drive value and ROI for your business!
Among our speakers, you will also meet...
Allan Phang, AirAsia Esports
Geoff Moore, President & COO at Team Envy
John Bonini, VP Esports & Gaming at Intel
Viktor Wanli, Founder & CEO at Kinguin
Yvette Martinez-Rea, CEO at ESL America
Keith Sheldon, Executive VP at BSE Global
Akshat Rathee, Managing Director at NODWIN Gaminge
Jason Lake, Founder & CEO at Complexity Gaming
Rafal Mrzyglocki, CEO at aram.eu
Rohit Gupta, Partner at Sterling VC
Adam Marsh, Technology Finance at Huntington National Bank
Roderick Alemania, Co-Founder/CEO at ReadyUp
John Kosner, President at Kosner Media
Erik Åkerfeldt, Founder / CEO at Znipe TV
Registration & Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Keynote Jens Hilgers
Keynote RSR Partners
Panel I: Money Follows Relevancy: Pro Sports Investments in Esports
Networking & Coffee Break
AGENDA & CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
368 Atlantic Avenue
Panel II: Venue Expertise: What Is Needed to Run an Esports Event?
Networking & Lunch
Panel III: Emerging Markets: Where Is the Growth and What's Next?
Panel IV: Mobile Gaming: The New Platform Driving Diversity in Esports
Networking & Coffee Break
Panel V: Breakdown: The Business Model of Esports Teams
Panel VI: Is Esports Going Pay-Per-View? Media Rights and Their Implications
Rooftop Cocktail Reception
9:00 am - 9:10 am
9:10 am - 9:35 am
9:35 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:25 am
11:25 am - 12:20 pm
12:20 pm - 2:10 pm
2:10 pm - 3:05 pm
3:05 pm - 3:40 pm
3:40pm - 4:10 pm
4:10pm - 5:05 pm
5:05 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 6:05 pm
6:05 pm - open end
8:00 am - 9:00 am