Esports - The Newest Entertainment Medium

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To some, video games are an escape from reality, giving people the choice to dive into whatever fantasy desired. Esports helped to further develop that fantasy showcasing what it’s peak looks like, delivering on the ultimate version of that fantasy, like with sports, books and movies.

Growing YoY, esports has generated a viewership making it impossible to ignore it as the next big wave of entertainment with platforms like Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook all dedicating space to accommodate it.

Through this panel with some of the big names behind the scene, from one of the largest game developers driving the professional scene, to the teams and organizers behind events, we’ll discuss the explosive growth of esports to date and how the scene can and will continue to grow in the mainstream

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Josie Brown

Team Liquid

Chris Greeley

Riot Games

Skylar Grizzle

Community Gaming

This event will be in person


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