12:30 p.m.: Registration Opens
12:55 – 1:00 p.m.: Welcoming Remarks
1:00 – 1:30 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.
1:30 – 1:35 p.m.: Esports Technology Spotlight
1:35 – 2:15 p.m.: Esports Production: Telling the Story of the Game
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.
2:15 – 2:30: Esports Production Case Study
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Esports Unwrapped: The Technology Behind the Show
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.
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.: Esports Production Case Study
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Home Stadium 2020: The Esports Venue Revolution Begins
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.
4:15 – 4:20 p.m.: Esports Technology Spotlight
4:20 – 6:00 p.m. Esports Stadium Arlington Facility Tour and Networking Reception