AGENDA.

Learn more about the ESIC Global Esports Summit 2022 agenda below. For the full agenda including session information, download the agenda using the button below. Please note the agenda is subject to change up until the conference.

WEDNESDAY 13TH OF APRIL 2022

2:00PM

ESIC MASTERCLASS: Crime, Fraud And Esports (Invite Only)

Led by the Ian Smith, Commissioner of the Esports Integrity Commission, this masterclass will explore the risks inherent to the esports betting landscape and offer insights into threats, opportunities and trends in esports betting in the wake of COVID-19.

THURSDAY 14TH OF APRIL 2022

10:00AM

Stephen Hanna

ESIC

Welcoming Remarks

10:30AM

Ian Smith

ESIC

A Year or More in Review

11:00AM

Graham Ashton

Riot Games

Creating Effective Esports Policy

Tobias Scholz

Esports Research Network

Creating Effective Esports Policy

Stephen Hanna

ESIC

Creating Effective Esports Policy

11:30AM

Edward Gregory

Fnatic

Generation Esports: From Niche to Mainstream

1:00PM

Richard Lewis

Dexerto

Everybody Wants A Piece of Esports

1:30PM

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David Harris

Guinevere Capital

Investing in Esports

2:00PM

Michał Blicharz

ESL

Katowice: The Making of an Event

2:30PM

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Michael Heina

YouGov

Outsiders Buying In "Esports Strategies for Non-Endemic"

2:45PM

Pia Schörner

BMW Group

Outsiders Buying In "BMW Group"

3:00PM

Daniel Kloud

Entropiq

Outsiders Buying In "Entropiq"

3:15PM

Ladislav Doležal

McDonald's

Outsiders Buying In "McDonald's"

3:30PM

Jane Hague

ExCeL London

Outsiders Buying In "ExCeL London"

4:00PM

Flavien Guillocheau

PandaScore

Data Integrity in Esports

4:30PM

Ringo Lung

Talon Esports

Mobile Esports: Talon’s Journey in Southeast Asia

5:00PM

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Kirsty Endfield

Swipe Right PR

PR and Communications in Esports

5:30PM

Stephen Hanna

ESIC

Summary / What's Next / Invitation to After-Party

1. A Matter of Representation: ESIC's Agents Register and Beyond

11:00AM

Rowan Stroo

SEG International

Dawid Szymański

Knacks

Jérôme Coupez

Prodigy Agency

MODERATOR

Ian Smith

ESIC

2. In Practice: Law and Esports

1:00PM

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Kevin Carpenter

Captivate Legal & Sports Solution

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Alfonso León Lleó

Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo

MODERATOR

Dev Kumar Parmar

Parmar Sports

3. Bomb Has Been Planted - Crime and Punishment

2:30PM

Ian Smith

ESIC

Stephen Hanna

ESIC

MODERATOR

Richard Lewis

Dexerto

4. Tournaments in a Post COVID-19 World

3:15PM

Michele Attisani

FACEIT

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Andrew Haworth

BLAST Premier

MODERATOR

James Dean

ESL

5. Current Trends in Commercialising Esports: A Team's Perspective

4:15PM

Edward Gregory

Fnatic

Alexander Inglot

ESL Pro League

Grant Rousseau

Guild Esports

MODERATOR

Richard Lewis

Dexerto

In 2013 the prospect of a stadium event hardly looked like a guaranteed slam dunk. Today, you could say that the history of ESL is divided into two distinct eras: what came before Intel Extreme Masters Katowice and what came after.  Join me at the ESIC Global Esports Summit as I talk about the lessons we've learned between founding the event, transitioning the main tournament from League of Legends to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and navigating it through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Michał Blicharz, VP Product Development

Firstly I’m excited to be getting back to in person conferences and being able to hear from colleagues across the industry on the challenges, success stories and learnings from the Covid era. Secondly I’m looking forward to sharing our experiences of delivering a range of tournaments during that era, what we’ll take from this going forward and what mistakes we’ve made and hopefully what we learnt from those mistakes.

Andrew Haworth, Commissioner

I am incredibly excited to be speaking at the ESIC Global Esports Summit this year, the work they are doing in the space to bring legitimacy to all aspects of the industry is brilliant. Having worked in traditional sports as well as esports I look forward to sharing some of the insights I have gained as well as showcase the significant positive trajectory the industry is on, leaning on experiences I have gained from our industry leading partnerships at Fnatic.

Edward Gregory, Senior Partnership Manager

After 2 years of disruption with the pandemic, I’m really looking forward to joining an in person event focused on the esports sector.  There will be much to discuss with investment and consolidation in the esports and gaming sector reaching new heights over recent months, along with the increased focus on the metaverse and web 3.0.  It’s an exciting time for the industry with both new challenges and opportunities arriving.

David Harris, Managing Director

I'm excited to be part of the inaugural ESIC Global Esports Summit as this is probably the first time that all relevant stakeholders will be able to exchange ideas about some of the most important long-term topics in esports. This includes how and by whom players should be represented. We could look at how talent representation is structured in 'traditional' sports for guidance, but we should be very careful not to make the same mistakes from it's past.

Rowan Stroo, Division Director