Esports Connect Forum
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
|OPENING REMARKS||Ng Hai/Event Co-host Co-founder, Spawn Point North America Inc
Co-founding Member, Neomancer LLC
ESPORTS OUTLOOK IN ASIA: SPORTS OR ENTERTAINMENT
Esports is one of the fastest growing sectors in Asia today. From community events to regional tournaments, from a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games to a full-medal event for the 2022 Games in Hangzhou, China, Esports is here to stay.
Get the latest on the current state of esports in Asia, and where the industry is headed, both in the short and long term future, across the continent.
Shenzhen Esports Association
Macau Esports Federation
CMO, Shenzhen iDreamSky Technology Co., Ltd.
|INTEGRITY IN ESPORTS: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
Much like traditional sports, the rise in popularity of esports, both at consumer and commercial levels, raises questions and concerns about the integrity of the competition.
While the betting and wagering has an obvious need for integrity, as esports expands into the mainstream, operational and commercial integrity will inevitably become important factors to ensure consumers, players, and business are protected.
Learn about the various initiatives to help establish best practices in both competitive and operational integrity.
Chairman, Esports Integrity Coalition
CEO & Founder, Sportradar
|ESPORTS AND INTEGRATED RESORTS
Esports comes in all shapes and sizes. This panel will focus on what makes esports events successful and how it can play a role at Integrated Resorts as part of the entertainment offerings, attractor, and potential gaming activity.
Learn from the stakeholders of actual experiences to explore how integrated resorts/casinos have embraced esports events, to varying levels of success, and what best practices have emerged from the integration of esports in, or close to, the casino environment.
|Chee Kok Ban*
League Operations Manager FunPlus Esports
CEO & Founder, Grid sports Gmbh
Spawn Point North America Inc/Co-founding Member
|INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ESPORTS
This discussion will explore the intellectual property concerns raised by the digital nature of the esports ecosystem, and how said intellectual property concerns manifest in engaging with esports through events, influencers, and sponsorship.
|Michihiko Saito, Business Development Manager, FunPlus Esports
|MARKETING TO MILLENNIALS: LESSONS FROM THE ESPORTS INDUSTRY
Learn how esports has engaged millennials in a manner which few other industries have. Specifically, the panel will address how esports has engaged the millennial demographic, esports marketing practices, the pitfalls of typical esports marketing, and how other industries can utilize these lessons to similarly engage the coveted millennial demographic.
Global Esports Director
|CLOSING REMARKS||Roger Quiles
Founding Partner, Quiles Law
Co-Founder, FTW Talent