Wednesday 27 July 2016

120 Officials from e-Sports and Sports Industries to Attend Global e-Sports Executive Summit Shanghai 2016

120 officials from e-sports and sports industries will participate in the Global e-Sports Executive Summit,which will be held by International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) in Shanghai, China for 2 days, from July 30
th to July 31st.

The goal and vision of the summit is to share ideas between key stakeholders in different e-Sports industries to align understandings and ensure e-sport develops in the right direction and manner. Also the summit will involve the participation of the international sport society to openly discuss the potentials of e-Sports and its synergies it can produce together with traditional Sports.

Key stakeholders in diverse e-sports industries will be attending the summit. Games related companies, such as Blizzard Entertainment, Wargaming, Smilegate, Mail.Ru, Tencent Games, and Garena. Professional e-sports teams from NAVI and FCShalke04 have also decided to participate in such event. e-Sports peripheral companies such as Sony Interactive Entertainment and Logitech, together with live streaming companies from Twitch, SPOTV, LeSports, and sport media from SinaSports, Daily Dot, The Score will also attend the summit.

The summit will also involve the presence of key roleplayers within the international sports society. Charmaine Crooks, the 1984 LA Olympic silver medalist who was elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) athlete’s commissions, and an executive board member of Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), together with Vlad Marinescu, former SportsAccord general director, and Patrick Nally, who is regarded as father of sports marketing and the CEO of West Nally, will attend as a panel member of panel discussion during the summit.

The agendas of panel discussion will be;
  • e-sports, road to official sports
  • good causes, universal value, and social responsibility in e-sports,
  • athlete welfare
  • clean e-sports environment
  • -what is the platform for the next generation e-Sports and how it can change your lives, will be discussed during the summit on July 31st
We expect the Global e-Sports Executive Summit will be the place where various e-sports and sports officials could speak together on the synergy of e-sports and traditional sports. IeSF plans to host the summit as an annual event for e-sports partners to discuss e-sports development and have relationships with international sports society. We request for all e-sports partners, fans and traditional sports officials who are interested in e-sports for your continuous interests and support,” said Byung Hun Jun, President of IeSF.

<Attachment> Agenda and Panel list of Panel Discussion on Global e-Sports Executive Summit
Panel List
eSports, Road to Official Sports
Tim Reichert (FCShalke04), Colin Webster (IeSF), Vlad Marinescu (Rsportz), Jay Shin (Smilegate), Yanfei Li (WCA)
Good causes, universal value, and social responsibility in e-sports
David Yarnton (Gfinity), Magnus Jonsson (IeSF), Akihito Furusawa (Japan e-Sports Federation), Yevhen Zolotarov (NAVI), Charmaine Crooks (NGU Consultants), Pavel Varabei (Wargaming)
Athlete welfare
Spike Laurie (ESL), Alex Lim (IeSF), Charmaine Crooks (NGU Consultants)
Leonardo Ribas ( Brazil, eSports athlete)
Clean e-sports environment
Kevin Morris (Daily Dot), Anna Rozwandowicz (ESIC), Tim Reichert (FCShalke04), Sean Conroy (Genius Sports), Colin Webster (IeSF), Patrick Nally (West Nally)
What is the future platform for e-Sports and how it can change your lives
Eddy Lim (IeSF), Tom Keefer (US e-Sports Federation), Patrick Nally (West Nally), Brian So (World Mobile Games Inc.)

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