Join our panel of industry experts as they discuss and solve the biggest issues currently facing the esports industry.

TOPICS DISCUSSED.

Player Agents

A Matter of Representation:
ESIC'S Agents Register and Beyond

As the esports industry continues to grow and develop, the pool of professionals that work in the industry is expanding at a rapid rate. Who represents the players? What role and responsibilities should be expected of an Esports Agent? How will the Esports Player Agency industry evolve in response? Join us in this Panel Royale where a group of Esports Agents sit down and discuss the top challenges and work together to come up with solutions.

11:00AM THURSDAY 14TH OF APRIL 2022

THOUGHT LEADERS
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ROWAN STROO
Division Director Esports

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DAWID SZYMAŃSKI
Founder

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JÉRÔME COUPEZ
Founder & CEO

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MODERATOR

IAN SMITH
Commissioner

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Law & Esports

In Practice:
Law & Esports

The top lawyers specialising in esports gather in this Panel Royale to discuss their esports law practice. What challenges lie ahead and what solutions exist to ensure best practices at the intersection of esports and the law?

1:00PM THURSDAY 14TH OF APRIL 2022

THOUGHT LEADERS
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KEVIN CARPENTER
Principal

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ALFONSO LEÓN LLEÓ
Sports Lawyer

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MODERATOR

DEV KUMAR PARMAR
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Principal Director

Competitive Integrity

Bomb Has Been Planted—
Crime and Punishment

In 2020, several major integrity issues occured around the popular esports title CS:GO. Learn more about how ESIC responded and join in a Q&A on the investigation and handling of the CS:GO Spectator Exploit & Stream-Sniping Abuses.

2:30PM THURSDAY 14TH OF APRIL 2022

THOUGHT LEADERS

IAN SMITH 
Commissioner

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STEPHEN HANNA
Director of Global Strategy

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MODERATOR

RICHARD LEWIS
Editor at Large

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Tournament Organisers

Tournaments in a
Post COVID-19 World

From online-only tournaments, to studio tournaments, to venue bubbles, and everything inbetween. How has the COVID-19 Global Pandemic changed how esports does events? What will stick and what will go away?

3:15PM THURSDAY 14TH OF APRIL 2022

THOUGHT LEADERS

MICHELE ATTISANU
Co-Founder and CBO

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ANDREW HAWORTH
Commissioner

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MODERATOR

JAMES DEAN
Director UK Strategy and Commercial

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Branding

Current Trends In Commericalising Esports: A Team's Perspective

Like any other sports, building up a strong brand which fans can identify with is a key component for success, often more important than in-game performance. Hear how some of the top teams in esports tackle this challenge.

4:15PM THURSDAY 14TH OF APRIL 2022

THOUGHT LEADERS

EDWARD GREGORY
Senior Partnerships Manager

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ALEXANDER INGLOT
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Commissioner

ALEXANDER INGLOT
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Commissioner

MODERATOR

Andy Myer
Professor

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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