2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Place Your Bets: Esports and Pay-to-Play Gaming

Friday, March 18
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 5ABC
531 E 4th St

Esports are one of the fastest growing segments of the entertainment industry and the laws governing online gambling are still being written. Come hear industry experts, entrepreneurs, investors, and lawyers discuss the fast-growing markets for Esports, online tournaments, and real-money video gaming. From skill-based mobile gaming to massive online tournaments to pay-to-play contests of your favorite games, hear how these companies are dealing with players, developers, and regulators all over the world. Is real-money gaming a good idea? Is it legal? Is it the next movement in gaming? The panel will be talking about the challenges, and the upsides of a whole new billion-dollar industry.

Hashtags: #sxsw #SXSWGaming


Jamison Selby



Jamison is a game industry specialist with years of expertise leading cross-disciplinary design and production teams in the creation of multiplayer casual games and interactive entertainment. He he...

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Jason Xu

CEO & Chief Gamer


Jason is the founder, CEO, and Chief Gamer for Battlefy, one of the world's largest third-party e-sports tournament creation and hosting sites. Since its founding in 2012, this Canadian startup has...

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Matthew Pierce


Versus LLC

Matthew Pierce is an entrepreneur, university lecturer, investor, and game designer. He attended Stanford University where he was an All-American swimmer, an NCAA Champion, and a member of the US N...

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Sarah Chambless at SXSW

Sarah Chambless


Manatt Digital Media

Sarah Chambless is an attorney with Manatt Digital Media, a division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, in the Los Angeles office. Sarah’s practice focuses on technology companies, specifically in the ...

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