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Jens Hilgers

Founding Partner
BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

Jens is a Founding Partner of BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, the world's first dedicated esports investment fund. He is also Co-founder and Chairman G2 Esports, as well as Co-Founder and CEO of DOJO Madness, the leading esports data analytics startup.  

Widely considered one of the godfathers of esports, Jens launched his first esports online services in 1997 and founded ESL in 2000. As ESL's CEO for ten years, Jens grew the company into the world's most prestigious esports brand and, along with it, paved the way for esports to go mainstream. In 2015, international entertainment company, MTG, acquired a majority stake in ESL, marking the first acquisition of an esports company by a traditional media organization.

Wednesday, November 14

TRACK 1 - D/E STUDIO, HOLLYWOOD BALLROOM - Investment Strategies in Esports

Moderator: Sebastian Park, Vice President, Esports, Houston Rocket & Clutch
Chris Chaney, Founder & Managing Partner, Aurelius Esports; and Founder, Infinite Esports & Entertainment
Jens Hilgers, Founding Partner, BITKRAFT Esports Ventures
Khalid Jones, Co-Owner, Echo Fox
Bruce Stein, Co-Founder & CEO, aXiomatic Gaming