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eSports 101 and 201: From the Basics to the Next Level

This session will consist of two parts. Part one (eSports 101) will provide a brief and entertaining tutorial on eSports (what it is, how it is growing, the nature of the sport, etc.) in order for attendees to gain a general understanding of the eSports ecosystem and the industry’s dynamic innovation and growth. The second part (eSports 201) will be a panel discussion of eSports experts who will take a more in-depth approach and explore the ideas and concepts introduced in the tutorial.

Moderator:

Richard Brand
San Francisco Managing Partner and Head of the Sports Group, Arent Fox LLP. LA Sports Council Board Member

Panelists:

Bryce Blum, Founding Partner, ESG Law (Esports and Gaming Law). Contributing Writer at ESPN on eSports and op-eds on business and legal issues facing the eSports industry.

Chuck Steedman, Chief Operating & Development Officer at AEG Facilities LLC

Chris Hopper, Head of Esports (North America) at RIOT Games

Ari Segal, CEO, Immortals (Professional eSports franchise)