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Esports Rising
Thursday, November 19
1:00 PM ET- 5:45 PM ET

1:00     
Welcome and Opening Remarks          

1:05     
The State of the Esports Industry Presentation by TEO

1:25     
In-Game Advertising and the Impact on Sponsorships
Matt Archambault, Head, Esports Partnerships and Business Development, N.A. Riot Games
Itamar Benedy, CEO, Anzu.IO

1:45     
The Importance of Viewership Engagement
Nick Cronin, Co-founder & Chief Digital Officer, Zoomph
Jaci Hays, COO, FaZe Clan

2:05     
Luxury Brands and Esports: Stepping Stone, or Long-Term Play?
Pia Schörner, Head, BMW Esports

2:25     
What Has COVID-19 Done to the Franchise Model?
Lori Burgess, COO, Beasley Esports
Hunter Leigh, Head, Esports, Golden State Warriors
Alex Rubens, Senior Vice President, Team Operations, Kroenke Esports

2:45     
Media Veteran Weighs-In on Esports Investment and Plans Going Forward
David Levy, Chairman, Advisory Board, Andbox         

3:00     
Break

3:15     
The Future of Esports Physical Venue Design
John Fazio, Founder, Nerd Street Gamers
Brian Mirakian, Senior Principal, Populous
Jonathon Oudthone, President, Esports Stadium Arlington

3:35     
Connecting with Small Passionate Communities
Alan Bunney, CEO, Panda Global
Stephen Ellis, CEO & Co-Founder, Pipeline
Nicole LaPointe Jameson, CEO, Evil Geniuses

3:55    
The Future Role of Collegiate Esports
Lindsey Darvin, Assistant Professor, Sports Management Dept., State University of New York College at Cortland
Dr. Alan Ritacco, Vice President, Academic Affairs, Dean, School of Design, Becker College
Wim Stocks, CEO, Collegiate StarLeague
Guest Moderator: Dr. Marc Williams, Global Scholar Practitioner, Florida Memorial University

4:15     
Mobile Gaming and the Impact on Esports Going Forward
Patrick Carney, Founder & CEO, Tribe Gaming

4:35   
Partner Insights: Latham & Watkins

4:55     
How to Fix the Structural Challenges of the Esports Industry
Kristin Connelly, Head, Global Marketing, Activision Blizzard Esports

5:15   
Closing Remarks and Virtual Networking

5:45     
Virtual Program Concludes     

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