THE RISE OF ESPORTS
Competitive gaming tournaments have been packing stadiums and drawing record viewers online for some time, and are increasingly becoming part of the network and cable television mix. What do the next few years look like for the growth of eSports leagues in television broadcast, live event, and online settings? Does eSports need linear broadcasting? Do the television networks need eSports?
Brendan Donohue, Managing Director, NBA 2K League
Damon Lau, Co-founder and CEO, Everyday Influencers/Press X
Ali Moiz, CEO & Co-Founder, Streamlabs
Wim Stocks, GM/CEO, WorldGaming & Collegiate StarLeague (a Division of Cineplex)
Marty Strenczewilk, CEO and Co-founder, Splyce
MODERATOR: Jacob Carlson, Digital Media Strategist- Consulting Manager, Manatt Digital