Esports Production Forum

Tuesday, December 4, 2018Esports Production Forum: Asset Management, Post Production, and Storage in Esports [FULL PANEL]Esports content creators face a unique challenge when it comes to post event workflows. In this panel discussion from our inaugural Esports Production Forum, experts discuss how can they easily and most cost effectively store a massive amount of content that is created on a daily basis? How can they leverage cloud-based resources and systems to enhance their post-event operations? And much more. Panelists: Scott Adametz, Riot Games, Director, Esports Production Engineering Thomas Burns, Dell EMC, CTO, Media and Entertainment Michael Green, Machinima/Warner Bros. Digital Networks, Director of Content Operations Ray Panahon, Riot Games, Technical Lead, Esports Jordan Woods, Western Digital, Technologist Moderator: Mark Chiolis, HPA, Board of DirectorsWednesday, November 28, 2018Esports Production Forum: Keynote Conversation With Drew Ohlmeyer, Allied Esports InternationalDrew Ohlmeyer is the Head of Content at Allied Esports International, which made a big splash stateside earlier this year with the grand opening of Esports Arena Las Vegas. In this keynote conversation from the stage at SVG's inaugural Esports Production Forum, Ohlmeyer takes you inside the gorgeous new facility at the Luxor, shares what its like working on events with esports mega-star Ninja, and more. The session is moderated by Ken Kerschbaumer, Executive Director, Editorial at SVG.Wednesday, November 28, 2018Esports Production Forum: Keynote Conversation With Robert Occhialini, Turner SportsRobert Occhialini is VP, Esports Products and Technology at Turner Sports where he plays a key leadership role in the popular ELEAGUE property. In this keynote conversation from the stage at SVG's inaugural Esports Production Forum, Occhialini discusses the technologies, products, and services his team is developing to make esports an even better product for the viewer at home to watch. He also shares his thoughts on eye-tracking technology, the possibilities around sports science data in esports, and much more. The session is moderated by Brandon Costa, Director of Digital at SVG.Wednesday, November 28, 2018Esports Production Forum: Keynote Conversation With Yvette Martinez-Rea of ESL North AmericaYvette Martinez-Rea is CEO of ESL North America, the largest independent esports company on the planet, which is known for running pro competitions in video games, including CounterStrike: Global Offensive, Rocket League, and Hearthstone. In this keynote conversation from the stage at SVG's inaugural Esports Production Forum, Martinez-Rea offers a look inside the Germany-based organization, at her role overseeing operations in North America, and a peek at the strategy of ESL in the U.S. and beyond. The session is moderated by Felisa Israel, principal owner of 10 Fold Entertainment, an independent production company based in L.A.Monday, November 19, 2018Super League Gaming CCO Matt Edelman on the Potential Behind Amateur Esports CompetitionsWhile professional esports remain a wide open field of various competitions and leagues, Super League Gaming reigns at the top of the mountain when it comes to amateur esports. Our Brandon Costa caught up with Matt Edelman, Super League Gaming's Chief Commercial Officer to discuss the organization's place in the sports world and the promise he sees in the amateur and collegiate esports landscape.Monday, November 19, 2018Esports Production Forum: Creating the Esports Arena Experience [FULL PANEL]Esports arenas and venues designed specifically for esports competitors as well as thousands of fans, continue to be constructed around the globe. In this panel discussion from our inaugural Esports Production Forum, take a deeper dive into some of the most recent arena builds and learn more about the control rooms and in-venue video and audio experiences that are making esports arenas an increasingly hot place for fans to gather. Speakers: Kevin Cottam, Ross Video, Director, Sports and Live Events Pete Emminger, Blizzard Entertainment, Senior Director, Global Broadcast Robert Jordan CVE, Industry Consultant Michael Little, Artistic Resources Corporation, President Darrell Wenhardt, CBT Systems, Founding Principal Moderator: Karen Hogan Ketchum, SVG, Director of Production Panelists:Monday, November 19, 2018Esports Production Forum: The Growing Role of Esports at the Collegiate Level [FULL PANEL]Universities and college conferences across the country are embracing the esports revolution by launching their own esports initiatives. In addition, grassroots-style amateur leagues are looking to provide a new development path for up-and-coming gamers. In this panel discussion from our inaugural Esports Production Forum, learn about theses organizations’ strategies, their primary goals, and why they believe esports will play a vital role in their future success. Speakers: Mark “Garvey” Candella, Twitch, Director, Strategic Partnerships Mark Deppe, UCI Esports, Director; NASEF, Commissioner Matt Edelman, Super League Gaming, Chief Commercial Officer Erin Harvego, BTN, VP, Marketing Moderator: Jay Tucker, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Executive Director, Center for M.E.M.E.SMonday, November 19, 2018Esports Production Forum: At the Front Bench - Inside Live Esports Productions [FULL PANEL]Live esports productions contrast mightily with those of traditional stick-and-ball sports. From the control room to the observer room, esports production teams are blazing the trail when it comes to modern day storytelling. In this panel discussion from our inaugural Esports Production Forum, go inside the minds of some of today’s top esports producers and directors to learn what it takes to create a top-level viewing experience. Speakers: Matt Celli, NBC Sports and Olympics, Head of Production Technology, Innovation and Data Corey Dunn, NGAGE Esports, Executive Producer Frank LaSpina, Blizzard Entertainment, Senior Producer of Overwatch Broadcast David Lee, ESP Gaming, VP, Operations Dave Stewart, Riot Games, NA LCS Executive Producer and Broadcast Lead Moderator: Jeff Jacobs, Skyline New Media, Principal and Esports Production Forum ChairWednesday, November 14, 2018NBC Sports' Matt Celli on the Value of Bringing Esports to Traditional TelevisionNBC Sports is one of the "traditional" sports media players that has dipped its toe in the esports waters producing some big time events, including Universal Open Rocket League (Season 2) this past summer. At our inaugural Esports Production Forum, Matt Celli, Head of Production Technology, Innovation and Data at NBC Sports and Olympics shares how the company has dedicated resources across the board - from NBCSN to its regional sports networks - and what they've learned along the way.Tuesday, November 13, 2018ESP Gaming's David Lee Dissects the Challenges of Staging and Broadcasting Live Esports EventsIt's a total cliche, but the esports industry is still a "Wild West" of leagues, competitions, and live content creators. ESP Gaming is one of those outfits rising consistently to the top. At SVG’s inaugural Esports Production Forum, our Director of Digital Brandon Costa caught up with David Lee, VP of Operations for ESP Gaming to discuss the league's overall strategy, how technology impacts the storytelling of ESP-sanctioned competitions, how the company goes about staging events, and more.Tuesday, November 13, 2018Twitch's Garvey Candella on Backing Content Partners, Supporting StudentsWhen it comes to esports distribution platforms, there's little arguing that Twitch is the reigning champ. A big part of their recent successes lie in the company's efforts to reach out and collaborate with content creators to supply them with the advice and the tools necessary to stand out in a crowded landscape. At SVG's inaugural Esports Production Forum, our Director of Digital Brandon Costa caught up with Mark “Garvey” Candella, Director, Strategic Partnerships for Twitch to discuss the value in establishing partnerships with its key content creators, why he decided to found a division dedicated to outreach to colleges, and how esports content creation can be a fantastic confidence-builder for young men and women.Tuesday, November 13, 2018Turner Sports' Robert Occhialini on How Eye-Tracking, Sports Science Are Changing Esports ProductionTurner Sports became one of the first legacy broadcasters to dive into the deep end of the esports pool when it launched the ELEAGUE property in 2016 and, since then, its invested a lot of staff and resources into developing a viewing experience unlike anything seen before in video production. At SVG’s inaugural Esports Production Forum, our Director of Digital Brandon Costa chatted with Robert Occhialini, VP, Esports Products and Technology at Turner Sports to discuss how his team is developing technology and broadcast tools - like eye-tracking - to change how consumers at home watch their favorite esports.Friday, November 9, 2018Esports Production Forum: Remote Production - Safe at Home [FULL PANEL]National sports networks and esports leagues around the globe are embracing a new means of working whereby the control room for the production is located thousands of miles away. During a panel discussion at the 2018 SVG Esports Production Forum, experienced pros in the field discuss this new form of operations, how it creates new opportunities and challenges, and what the future holds. Panelists: Robert Erickson, Grass Valley, Advanced Technology Director Linda Hannan, The Switch, Director of Sales Ray Panahon, Riot Games, Technical Lead, Esports Mitch Rosenthal, Riot Games, Head of Production and Operations Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Chief Editor