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Volume 21 No. 26
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Faces and Places: esports Rising

Nothing generates conversation these days like esports, and there was plenty to talk about at the first Lagardère Sports esports Rising conference Nov. 9 in Marina del Rey, Calif. Sponsors, leagues, teams and more were on hand for the event.

Getting some gaming in between sessions among the sponsor exhibitions.
Pete Vlastelica, Major League Gaming
Avi Bhuiyan, Catalyst Sports & Media
Rob Simmelkjaer, NBC Sports Ventures
Peter Levin, Lionsgate
Robert Muller von Vultejus of Lagardère Sports, Germany
Tobias Sherman, Foundry IV
Adrienne Ingoldt, Jack in the Box
Irwin Raij, O’Melveny & Myers
Minard Hamilton of Bitkraft Esports Ventures, Steve Horowitz of Inner Circle Sports and Gordon Saint-Denis of Citizens Commercial Bank

Click here for photos from our Sports Media & Technology conference.

Please submit photos for review of industry conferences, parties, product launches and openings showcasing the people and personalities at the event. Include the event date, location, names/titles of those featured along with credit information. The photo specifications are as follows: 300dpi, tiff, jpeg or eps color images. Submit digital photos for review at: or send color prints to: Faces & Places, c/o Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, 120 W. Morehead St., Suite 310, Charlotte, NC 28202.