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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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WHAT'S ON.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2023?

9TH FEBRURARY 2023

Quiz and drinks at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere with video games & a pub quiz.

9TH  FEBRUARY 2023

Presentations, panels and workshops to discuss everything esports.

10TH FEBRUARY 2023
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Join our industry experts as they discuss and solve topical issues facing the esports industry.

9TH - 10TH FEBRUARY 2023

Casual socialising and networking area.

Hear critical insights from industry leading subject matter experts. Strictly no esports 101.
Join our industry expert thought leaders as they facilitate a deep dive into topical issues facing the esports industry.
Friday 10th February 2023, 10:30am-12:00pm

New Ideas: BRAND STRENGTH IN ESPORTS

THOUGHT LEADERS

To Be Announced

10 December 2022

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To Be Announced

10 December 2022

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Facilitator

To Be Announced

10 December 2022

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Friday 10th February 2023, 10:30am-12:00pm

Building, growing and maintaining a GLOBAL ESPORTS ECOSYSTEM

THOUGHT LEADERS

Graham Ashton

External Affairs Manager

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Sergi Mesonero

Head of Esports

facilitator

IAN SMITH

Commissioner

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MICHAEL BLICHARZ
VP PRO GAMING

ESL

ALEX INGLOT
COMMISSIONER

ESL PRO LEAGUE

DAVID HARRIS
MANAGING DIRECTOR

GUINEVERE CAPITAL

MICHAEL HEINA
INTERNATIONAL SECTOR DIRECTOR ESPORTS AND GAMING

YOUGOV