2019 Esports Production Summit

College Esports Production Workshop

College Esports Production Workshop
November 19 | 2:00 – 4:15 p.m.

This year’s SVG Esports Production Summit will showcase a special afternoon session dedicated to spotlighting top flight collegiate esports programs. Through this series of case studies and a comprehensive panel discussion, this workshop will educate college and amateur esports programs and sports-video–content creators on the opportunities in live esports production. From the ins and outs of starting and operating a program, to technical requirements to pull of a broadcast, to the creative storytelling techniques behind productions, attendees will be offered a concentrated look at how college esports programs do it all, along with offering advice on how to enhance their operation or built it from the ground up.

Workshop Agenda

2:00 – 2:05 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks

2:05 – 2:25: Collegiate Spotlight #1: University of California Irvine
UCI is the first public university to create an official esports program, doing so in 2015, and is widely regarded as one of the best programs in the world. UCI also opened the UCI Esports Arena in 2016 and offers scholarships to various teams, including its League of Legends teams.
Presenter:
Mark Deppe, University of California Irvine, Director, UCI Esports

2:25 – 2:45 p.m.: Collegiate Spotlight #2: Boise State University
Boise State University has an officially-sanctioned varsity esports program available to both undergraduate and graduate students. The Broncos are respected as one of the most competitive programs in collegiate esports, offering teams in major properties like Overwatch, Rocket League, and League of Legends.
Presenter:
Dr. Chris “Doc” Haskell, Boise State University, Clinical Associate Professor, Head Esports Coach

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.: Networking Break in Technology Showcase Area

3:15 – 3:35 p.m.: Collegiate Spotlight #3: University of Utah
In 2017, the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) Program established the first varsity-level esports program from a school in a “Power Five” traditional athletics sports conference. Today, the Utes boast a top-ranked program in video game education and research.
Presenter:
A.J. Dimick, University of Utah, Director of Operations, Varsity Esports Program

3:35 – 4:15 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Start of Something Big? The Present and Future of Collegiate Esports
While professional esports is booming across the board, collegiate esports is a wild west of thrilling competition involved programs of all shapes and sizes. The sky really is the limit. What does the future of collegiate esports look like? What are the biggest challenges and opportunities facing it? Why is the college level such an exciting place to build and experience the esports revolution? Our presenters reconvene to tackle these topics together is a workshop-closing discussion
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Mark Deppe, University of California Irvine, Director, UCI Esports
A.J. Dimick, University of Utah, Director of Operations, Varsity Esports Program
Dr. Chris “Doc” Haskell, Boise State University, Clinical Associate Professor, Head Esports Coach