ESI has revealed the return of its ESI Digital series with ESI Digital Spring. As the first of three events across 2021, ESI Digital Spring takes place from March 30th to 31st with two days of unrivalled digital content from panel discussions, brand showcases and topical industry debates from prominent figures in the esports industry.
ESI Digital Spring is the first event in the ESI Digital series to take place in 2021. The event will see over 400 attendees, 60+ speakers, and more than 16 hours of content curated for the two-day event. Speakers will range from leading esports organisations and tournament organisers to well-known global brands and financial firms.
Currently confirmed topics and speakers include ‘Checkmate, is chess an esport?’ featuring the likes of TSM, Envy, and Chess.com amongst others, a session by Bayes Esports on the format that makes for the fairest tournament, ‘Brand wars – how are Chinese esports teams and brands expanding overseas’ with RNG, LGD Gaming and more, a look at ecommerce and prize money payouts in esports with Nuvei, Prize Payments and StarLadder, sessions on investment, fan engagement and plenty more already confirmed and to be announced.
The event will see GRID, leaders in esports data, return as a Gold partner for the ESI Digital series across Spring, Summer and Winter, along with Bayes Esports, Davis Wright Tremaine, Nuvei and REELY featuring in the Spring edition. In addition, ESI is excited to announce its latest crossover partnership with SPORTEL, world leader in sports media business rights events who will collaborate with ESI on events throughout the year.
Laurent Puons, CEO, SPORTEL:
“SPORTEL as the world leader in sports media rights business events, is committed to develop new channels for our community to explore creative opportunities with parallel ecosystems. This is why I am very pleased to collaborate with ESI as the benchmark in the esports events space and I am convinced that both our communities will benefit from this strategic crossover partnership.”
This year, ESI will focus on delivering three Digital events throughout 2021 to ensure only the best in quality content, speakers and networking are on offer at each event. You can secure your passes at a discount here by opting for the Annual Pass. Only attendees of each ESI Digital event will be able to get full access to all of the exciting insights and sessions across the two-day conferences both live and on demand after they’ve concluded. Through the event platform, Brella, attendees will also be able to access the host of networking opportunities made available at ESI Digital Spring by messaging other attendees and hosting private meetings within the platform to connect and build industry relationships all in one place.
“2020 was a challenging year for the events industry and I am pleased that we were able to showcase resilience and create an array of excellent virtual events. No one knows what this year will bring, but in 2021 we’re focused on quality over quantity. We will deliver just three ESI Digital events, but with the very best content and networking opportunities, and unrivalled speakers from every corner of the industry,” said Sam Cooke, MD and Co-Founder, Esports Insider. “So many of our prestigious partners have decided to join us again for 2021, as well as new industry leaders who recognise the immense value ESI events can deliver for brands.”
Away from digital events, ESI is continuing to assess the situation in different cities globally, in Europe, NA and Asia, and is quietly confident in being able to deliver an edition of its flagship conference ESI London towards the end of the year. More information on ESI London, and other in-person events will be revealed soon.
The full lineup of speakers and the agenda will be added here in the coming days and weeks. This year ESI will be offering discounted Annual Passes for those wishing to secure their attendance to all three digital conferences throughout 2021. Follow Esports Insider on Twitter and Linkedin for all the latest updates.
Tickets for ESI Digital Spring are available here now!
For even more news from the Rising World of eSports Head here