Not-for-profit association the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) will launch its inaugural ESIC Global Esports Summit (EGES) on February 2nd and 3rd 2021 at the ExCeL venue in London.
The EGES 2022 will bring together various stakeholders within the esports industry including publishers, tournaments organiser, teams, non-endemics, media and more. Stakeholders are invited to discuss and debate topical issues facing the industry while also sharing expertise relevant to the future of the esports industry. It will not include any ‘esports 101’ subject matter.
The conference begins on February 2nd with an invitation only ESIC Masterclass on Crime, Fraud and Esports featuring guests from various law enforcement and governmental bodies. The Masterclass will be followed on February 3rd
of with the main conference day featuring two designated content streams: Main Stage keynote sessions and Think Tank expert deliberations and collaboration.
Stephen Hanna, director of global strategy and partnerships at ESIC, said: “The ESIC Global Esports Summit represents a great opportunity for the industry to come together on a regular basis in a neutral environment to discuss topical issues in a meaningful way.
“By involving a wide cross-section of the industry including key publishers, tournament organisers, teams, agents, and others, the EGES is poised to facilitate progress for the industry. We are appreciative of all the speakers that have committed to our inaugural event and commend the receptiveness of the organisations which they represent in engaging with this forum for discussion and collaboration.”
Clarion Events will be working with ESIC to produce the event.
The main stage speakers will include Marc Schnell, Head of Competitive Operations EMEA at Riot Games, Michele Attisani, Co-Founder and CBO at FACEIT, Virginie Gringarten, Associate General Counsel at Ubisoft, Michal Blicharz, VP of Pro Gaming at ESL and more.
The EGES Summit will also bring together major non-endemic entrants in the “Outsiders Buying In” series aimed at presenting the industry with an interface point with major non-endemics to enable an understanding of the expectations and needs of such brands looking to enter the esports space.
The EGES will also involve the ESIC Think Tank, a debate style panel session where subject matter experts discuss a topical issue relevant to their area of expertise with the aim of progressing industry understanding of the issue. These topics will include tournaments in a post-Covid world, law and esports, and more.
Early bird tickets can be found at https://registration.gesevent.com/survey/12c2ac8prjsw0 and more details about the EGES event can be found at https://www.eges.gg/
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.