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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  • Understand the most recent trends in esports, such as the growth in league franchises and in streaming platforms, and the potential impact of the convergence of sports, esports and entertainment
  • Engage with esports industry pioneers and decision-makers on a 1-on-1 basis, on our separate, dedicated networking floor
  • Learn about the changing economics of esports teams such as the shift towards activation-based sponsorships rather than logo placements, and understand how marketers are maximizing their returns

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.

Main Partners

H4X supporting HIVE Esports Business Conference by The Esports Observer
Crossgate supporting HIVE Esports Business Conference by The Esports Observer

Supporting Partners

ESL supporting HIVE NY presented by The Esports Observer
Esports-dot-com at HIVE NY Esports Business Conference presented by The Esports Observer

Presenting Partner

RSR Partners x HIVE Esports Business Conference by The Esports Observer
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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.

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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!

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Among our speakers, you will also meet...

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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

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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

Meet Roderick Alemania at HIVE NY Esports Business Conference presented by The Esports Observer
Meet Josh Kosner at HIVE NY Esports Business Conference presented by The Esports Observer

Roderick Alemania, Co-Founder/CEO at ReadyUp

John Kosner, President at Kosner Media

Meet Erik at HIVE Esports Business Conference presented by The Esports Observer

Erik Åkerfeldt, Founder / CEO at Znipe TV

Registration & Breakfast

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Keynote Jens Hilgers

Keynote RSR Partners

Welcome Speech

Panel I: Money Follows Relevancy: Pro Sports Investments in Esports

Networking & Coffee Break

AGENDA & CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

368 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn, NY

Deity NYC

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

Closing

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

Speed Networking

The one place you need to go, to get what you need to know.

This will be most valuable day you can spend out of the office this year!