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September 10-12, 2019 | MGM Grand, Las Vegas

2018 Overview


Over 800 attendees from across the entire esports ecosystem, including brands, professional sports leagues and teams, esports celebrities, universities, media, tech firms, venues, agencies and investment firms gathered in Las Vegas October 1-3 to network and discuss business strategies for achieving success of the esports industry. Over 50 sessions were delivered by speakers from organizations such as 100 Thieves, Activision Blizzard, ESL, HP, Intel, K-Swiss, Overwatch League, Twitch and Twitter (just to name a few.)

Our partners at The Pokergo Studio at the Aria Resort & Casino and Esports Arena Las Vegas hosted charity events in support of Gamers Outreach.

Another highlight of EBS was the inaugural Tempest Esports Business Awards gala, held at Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor. The gala drew over 200 industry trailblazers. Winners were selected by a group of industry experts and Cynopsis and Event Marketer editors and announced live on stage by presenters including:

  • Richard Lewis, Director of Talent, ESP Gaming
  • Chris Puckett, Desk Host of Overwatch League
  • Doug “Censor” Martin, Professional Call of Duty Player
  • Sheila “Pterodactyl” Weidman, Streamer & Content Director, OpTic Gaming
  • Michele Morrow, Host/Producer, ELEAGUE
  • Christopher “Monte Cristo” Mykles, Analyst, Overwatch League

The event also saw Hector Rodriguez, CEO of OpTic Gaming and Kevin Lin, Co-Founder of Twitch inducted into the Tempest Esports Hall of Fame. The full Tempest Awards winners list can be viewed here.

Registration for the 2019 Esports Business Summit is now open.





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