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Ian Smith is the Integrity Commissioner of Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) and lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in traditional sports. Ians specialties lie in Sports Governance and regulation, including anti-doping practice and procedure, anti-corruption and the relationship between athletes, their employers and their federations.

Speaking ON THE 2ND Feb, 2022

2:00pm - ESIC MASTERCLASS: Crime, Fraud And Esports (Invite Only)

Speaking ON THE 3rd Feb, 2022

10:30am - A Year or More in Review
2:30pm -  Crime and Punishment
5:30pm - Summary / Concluding Remarks

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GRAHAM ASTON

Internation Relations Manager

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Graham works as the Esports International Relations Manager for Riot Games - publisher of (League of Legends and Valorant). Graham acts as a spokesperson on behalf of Riot’s competitive operations team, informing politicians, regulators, and other stakeholders in the esports industry on how Riot’s competitions are run at the highest level.

Speaking ON THE 3rd Feb, 2022

11:00AM - Riot on Integrity

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Michal Blicharz

VP Pro Gaming at ESL

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Michal describes himself as a video games and sports nerd with a background in sports, linguistics and journalism. His current role as VP Pro Gaming for ESL sees him managing and developing Intel® Extreme Masters, the world’s oldest and most prestigious pro gaming tour. Each year IEM is watched by 55 million people in 180 countries.

Speaking ON THE 3rd Feb, 2022

11:30am - Katowice: The Making of an Event

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Richard Lewis is a veteran, award-winning British esports journalist, with over a decade of experience covering the biggest scandals and uncovering the inner workings of esports. He has been recognized for his contribution to esports with a lifetime achievement award in 2020.

Speaking ON THE 3rd Feb, 2022

1:00pm - Everybody Wants A Piece of Esports
2:30pm - Crime and Punishment

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Marc Schnell

Head of Competitive Operations Europe & MENA

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Mark is the Head of Competitive Operations Europe & MENA for Riot Games (publisher of League of Legends and Valorant). With over 7 years of experience working inside Riot Games, Marc is well versed with the competitive esports scene.

Speaking ON THE 3rd Feb, 2022

1:00pm - Everybody Wants A Piece of Esports
2:30pm - Crime and Punishment

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Peter Warman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Newzoo, the international games market research company. After being responsible for sales and business development at Europe’s largest interactive agency (LBi), he was responsible for internet development at Reed Business and operated as the commercial director on a MMO for kids.

Speaking ON THE 3rd Feb, 2022

3:15pm - NewZoo

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EDWARD GREGORY

Senior Partnerships Manager

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Edward is the senior partnership manager for Fnatic, a global esports entertainment brand headquartered in London, laser-focused on seeking out, levelling up, and amplifying gamers and creators. Edward’s passion is to ensure esports moments are captured to leave people remembering both the moment and the brand associated with it.

Speaking ON THE 3rd Feb, 2022

4:30pm - Generation Esports: From Niche to Mainstream
5:45pm - Brand Building In Esports

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Ringo Lung

Head of Partnership

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Ringo Lung works as the head of partnership for Talon Gaming (established in 2016). Talon Gaming aims to be one of the world’s leading esports franchises and has seen large success including winning the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series twice.

Speaking ON THE 3rd Feb, 2022

4:00pm - Mobile Esports

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Kirsty Endfield

Founder & Director

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Kirsty is the Founder & Director of Swipe Right PR, Europe’s leading esports and gaming communications agency who elevate brands and help build communities. Swipe Right is a London-based agency with an international network of media, influencers and partners who delivers strategic and creative campaigns that help clients form their brand identity and deliver their message to the right audiences.

Speaking ON THE 3rd Feb, 2022

3:30pm - PR and Communications in Esports

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David Harris

Managing Director

David Harris is the managing Director of Guinevere Capital and ex director of the esports organisation Dire Wolf. Dave posses over 15+ years of experience across top Australian, UK and International sports organisations. He is currently involved in esports projects including London Spitfire XL Esports, Esports High Performance Centres and Oceania Leagues.

Speaking ON THE 3rd Feb, 2022

1:30pm - Investing in Esports

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Roger Quiles is one of the world’s first esports attorneys. Born and raised in New York City, Roger grew up playing sports and video games equally. In 2014, Roger married these interests when starting his law practice, Quiles Law, which exclusively services the esports industry.

Speaking ON THE 3rd Feb, 2022

11:00am - A Matter of Representation: ESIC's Agency Registry and Beyond
1:00pm - In Practice: Lawyers and Esports

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Michael Heina

International Sector Director

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Michael is the International Sector Director of YouGov a global provider of analysis and data generated by over 17 million registered panellists in more than 55 markets including esports. Michael offers profound consulting, analytics and insights focusing on the commercial side of the esports industry.

Speaking ON THE 3rd Feb, 2022

2:15pm - Outsiders Buying in: Esports Strategies for Non-Endemics

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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