December 14, 2021
The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural ESIC Global Esports Summit (EGES) which is set to take place on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2022 at the ExCeL, London.
The EGES 2022 will bring together various stakeholders within the esports industry including publishers, tournaments organiser, teams, non-endemics, media and more. Stakeholders are invited to discuss and debate topical issues facing the industry while also sharing expertise relevant to the future of the esports industry.
The conference begins on the 2nd of February 2022 with, an invitation only, ESIC Masterclass on Crime, Fraud and Esports featuring guests from various law enforcement and governmental bodies. The Masterclass will be followed, on the 3rd of February 2022, with the main conference day featuring two designated content streams: Main Stage keynote sessions and Think Tank expert deliberations and collaboration.
Why ESIC has created the EGES
The EGES has been created by ESIC with the purpose of becoming the place where the industry can meet to discuss, debate, collaborate and resolve industry issues in a neutral setting. As a reputable, not-for-profit industry body comprised of a broad membership of some of the largest stakeholders in the industry globally, ESIC’s intentions are to facilitate this purpose.
Commenting on the event, Stephen Hanna, Director of Global Strategy and Partnerships at ESIC said:
“The ESIC Global Esports Summit represents a great opportunity for the industry to come together on a regular basis in a neutral environment to discuss topical issues in a meaningful way. By involving a wide cross-section of the industry including key publishers, tournament organisers, teams, agents, and others, the EGES is poised to facilitate progress for the industry. We are appreciative of all the speakers that have committed to our inaugural event and commend the receptiveness of the organisations which they represent in engaging with this forum for discussion and collaboration.”
To facilitate the EGES, ESIC has partnered with Clarion Events who will be working with ESIC to produce the event for the benefit of both ESIC’s membership and the industry more broadly at no cost to ESIC’s operational budget.
What can be expected from the EGES
The EGES is aimed at delivering critical insights through deep subject matter expertise. A key objective of the conference is to provide a meaningful knowledge exchange for all established esports stakeholders. Accordingly, ESIC has worked to ensure that the conference will not include any ‘esports 101’ subject matter.
The EGES 2022 will comprise of two main content themes:
The Main Stage
Hear critical insights from industry leading subject matter experts. Strictly no esports 101
The Main stage will be the centrepiece of the event with over 15 thought leaders from around the world coming together to present meaningful keynote style presentations on important esports topics.
The though leaders will share their expertise and unique experiences and include speakers such as Marc Schnell, Head of Competitive Operations EMEA at Riot Game, Michele Attisani, Co-Founder and CBO at FACEIT, Virginie Gringarten, Associate General Counsel at Ubisoft, Michal Blicharz, VP of Pro Gaming at ESL and many more.
The EGES will also bring together major non-endemic entrants in the “Outsiders Buying In” series aimed at presenting the industry with an interface point with major non-endemics to enable an understanding of the expectations and needs of such brands looking to enter the esports space. The detail behind the series will be revealed on the 3rd of January 2022.
For more information about the mainstage content at the EGES, visit: https://www.eges.gg/mainstage
Watch as industry experts discuss and collaborate to work towards solving topical issues facing the esports industry.
The EGES will also involve the ESIC Think Tank, a debate style panel session where subject matter experts discuss a topical issue relevant to their area of expertise with the aim of progressing industry understanding of the issue.
Confirmed Think Tank topics include:
- A Matter of Representation: ESIC’s Agents Register and Beyond
- Current Trends in Commercialising Esports: A Team’s Perspective,
- Tournaments in a post covid-19 world, and
- Bomb has been planted – crime and punishment
- In Practice: Law & Esports
A final, but important, think tank session will be revealed in early January involving a group of key esports stakeholders.
To learn more about the Think Tank and view the current speakers involved, please head to the EGES website: https://www.eges.gg/think-tank
How to get involved:
Whether you will be attending with your colleagues, your friends or by yourself, the EGES is now open for ticket sales. Early bird pricing will expire on Tuesday the 4th of January 2022.
Get your early bird tickets now!
If you are looking for more details about the event please head to EGES website: