2019 SVG @ Esports Stadium Arlington


12:30 p.m.: Registration Opens

1:00 – 1:05 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks
Presented by: Cameron Reed
, Ross Video, Esports Business Development Manager and Freelance Esports Director/Producer

1:05 – 1:35 p.m.: Keynote Presentation: Launching Esports Stadium Arlington
When Esports Stadium Arlington officially opened in November 2018, the $10 million, 100,000-sq.-ft. facility represented the most significant commitment to esports by a municipality to date. Located in the Arlington, TX, Entertainment District, not only is it the largest dedicated esports facility in North America, it’s also extremely versatile with the ability to scale from 250 to 2,500 fans depending on the competition. ES Stadium President Jonathon Oudthone provides a deep dive into the how the project developed, the vision of the city of Arlington and Esports Venues LLC, and the robust capabilities of this unique venue.
Featuring: Jonathon Oudthone, Esports Stadium Arlington, President

1:35 – 1:45 p.m.: Esports Technology Spotlight: Marshall Electronics
Learn how Marshall Electronics cameras are stepping up to tackle the new market demands presented by the explosive growth of esports, live-streaming, and OTT CDNs.
Presenter: Jackson Root
, Marshall Electronics, Director of Marketing

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.: Esports Production: Telling the Story of the Game
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Go inside the minds of some of today’s top esports producers to learn what it takes to create a high-level viewing experience for viewers — both in the arena and streaming at home. Industry leaders detail their techniques at the front bench, how they work closely with observers, and how their strategy varies for FPS (first-person shooter), MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena), battle royale, and other game formats.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Jason Baker
, Do Not Peek Entertainment, Co-Founder
Corey Dunn, Esports Stadium Arlington, VP of Broadcast & Esports Locker, President
Cameron Reed, Ross Video, Esports Business Development Manager and Freelance Esports Director/Producer

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Canon Case Study: Choosing the Right Optics When Planning an Esports Arena
When it comes to making technological decision in building an esports facility, lensing is among the most significant challenges. While flashy, LED-heavy esports shows can be a feast for the eyes, they can also create headaches for camera operators and producers, making the right choice of optics all that more important when launching an esports arena. Hear how Esports Stadium Arlington worked with Canon to find the ideal solution for their ultra-unique needs.
Rich Eilers
, Canon U.S.A., Nationals Accounts Sales Director, TV Production Sales Division
Corey Dunn,
Esports Stadium Arlington, VP of Broadcast & Esports Locker, President

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.: Networking Break 

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.: Esports Unwrapped: The Technology Behind the Show
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Live esports venues must be extremely flexible since esports competitions run the gamut in terms of size and style. In the case of ES Arlington, some clients will bring in their own gear and crew, while others will utilize the facility from top to bottom. This required the stadium’s design to be ultra-flexible on a week-to-week and even day-to-day basis. Hear how key vendors and technology leaders involved in the ES Arlington project overcame challenges and worked together to create a one-of-a-kind facility.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Confirmed Panelists:
Kevin Cottam, Ross Video, Director, Global Sports and Live Events
Robert Erickson, Grass Valley, Advanced Technology Director
Ben Grafchik, Sneaky Big Studios, Director of Business Development
Chris Hendrie, BlackStar Group, Founder and CEO

3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Home Stadium 2020: The Esports Venue Revolution Begins
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With the Overwatch League set to start home-and-away games during the 2020 season, the esports industry appears to be on the verge of a massive building boom. Esports Stadium Arlington and other esports-specific venues are already leading the charge and more venues are on the way, including a new $50-million esports arena opening next year to host the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion. Hear from experts on what to expect in the next 18 months in the rapidly growing world of esports venues.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor
Confirmed Panelists:
Johnathon Angers
, Esports Stadium Arlington, Marketing and Partnerships Manager
Josh Beaudoin
, WJHW, Managing Principal/Vice President
Bob Jordan CVE
, 1337 Facilities, CEO; Venue Road, Founder
Marvin Mastin, Populous, Brand Activation Manager

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Esports Stadium Arlington Facility Tour and Networking Reception