2019 Esports Production Summit

Full Program

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast in Technology Showcase Area

9:30 – 9:35 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

9:35 – 9:55 a.m. Opening Presentation: State of the Esports Industry
This opening presentation will provide an overview of the current esports market, including the major organizations involved, how fans are consuming this content, and how the industry continues to evolve at a breakneck pace.

9:55 – 10:20 a.m. Morning Keynote

10:20 – 11:00 a.m. Big-Time Esports Production: Inside the Largest Live Events
Go behind the scenes of some of the highest-profile live esports productions of the past year with producers and broadcast leaders from major esports organizations. Learn what it takes to produce a high-quality viewing experience for fans, both in the arena and streaming at home. Industry leaders detail their production philosophies and their different strategies for FPS (first-person shooter), MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena), battle royale, and other popular game formats.

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Networking Break

11:45 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Esports Production Unwrapped: The Technology Behind the Show
In recent years, no live-production sector has pushed the boundaries of technology more than esports has. In an effort to create a unique fan experience, live-esports producers have embraced a wealth of next-gen technologies and workflows, including AR and virtual graphics, UHD cameras/lenses and in-venue LED displays, cloud- and object-based storage, unique data and stats integrations, and the at-home–production model. Hear from tech leaders on how these groundbreaking tools are changing esports production.

12:25 – 12:40 p.m. Case Study

12:40 – 1:00 p.m. Main Event Spotlight Session #1
This session will feature an in-depth, behind the scenes look at one of the largest esports production of the year.

1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Lunch

1:50 – 4:10 p.m. Workshop Room: College and Amateur Esports Production 101

1:50 – 2:30 p.m. The Esports Venue Explosion: Creating Gaming Meccas for Local Communities
Esports-focused venues are popping up across North America, and, with the Overwatch League and Call of Duty League set to start home and away games next year, the esports industry appears on the verge of a massive building boom. Esports venues must be extremely flexible since competitions run the gamut in terms of size and style. In addition, esports attendees expect a fully immersive experience beyond just on-stage competition. Esports-venue experts address best practices in designing and operating a venue, as well as what they expect in this rapidly growing sector.

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Case Study

2:45 – 3:05 p.m. Main Event Spotlight Session #2
This session will feature an in-depth, behind the scenes look at one of the largest esports production of the year.

3:05 – 3:35 p.m. Networking Break

3:35 – 4:15 p.m. Pro League Perspectives: The Marriage of Esports and Traditional Sports
Professional sports leagues from around the globe are embracing the esports revolution by launching their own leagues and teams, as well as partnering with key publishers to develop new initiatives. Learn about their production strategies and how they differ from other esports formats, as well as how they are engaging the gaming community with their traditional sports brands.

4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Closing Keynote

4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Networking Reception