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Plenty more to come from Esports Venue Summit

The Esports Venue Summit has reached half time after an enthralling couple of days, and there’s still plenty more to come.

The summit kicked off on Tuesday with an entertaining live panel featuring some top names from the world of esports.

Chris Overholt of OverActive Media Group, Chester King, CEO of the British Esports Association, Lale Ergin of ESA Esports, esports athlete Koen Schobbers and Andy Fahey of PwC made up the panel to discuss ‘the emergence and continued growth of esports on a global level.’

Fahey gave the audience an insightful overview of the global esports market, while Overholt  gave details of an exciting new multipurpose/esports venue in Toronto that is in the planning.

Other panels over the first two days included deep dives into esports community engagement, fan engagement and broadcast infrastructure.

And there is still a chance to catch the rest of the summit, all of which will be available on on-demand.

Today’s LIVE Esports Venue Summit debate at 16:30 GMT/UTC is on the merger of esports & traditional sports with Nikita Buffee of Allied Esports International; Sebastian Carmichael-Brown-Brown of Hashtag United; Gregory Merkel of ICRAVE NY; Alastair Richardson of Cox Architecture; Nick Sautner of Eden Park, New Zealand; and moderator James Fraser-Murison of Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke.

Earlier at 13:45 GMT/UTC you also won’t want to miss the Global Projects Showcase featuring 6A ‘Level Up: Opportunities for growth in esports’ from Chris Chaney at C4+; Jamie Hindhaugh of BT Sport; Gavin Poolefrom HERE EAST; and moderator Michael French of Games London – an impressive panel brought together courtesy of HERE EAST.

Then 6B ‘Esports hubs, technology and design’ at 14:30 with Chris Dite and Alexander Mizui from multinational organisation, Arup.

At 15:15 GMT/UTC it’s an enlightening conversation about ‘Venue Versatility’ and accommodating the digital community with Ben Akroyd of Arena Consultancy; Andrew Haworth of BLAST TV; Ben Stuart from Heta Architects; Nicky Wightman of Savills; and moderator John Sheehan from PanStadia & Arena Management.

There’s Still time to register & join us LIVE TODAY via the event platform at