December 1, 2023

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HOST Esports Pageant agenda unveiled: Speakers from ESL, Blast, NiP, Epic.LAN, ESI and much more to chat at MediaCity in Salford

Higher than: Dr Maria Stukoff, director of the Maker Area at the University of Salford, talking at HOST

The agenda has now been verified for the extremely first HOST Esports Competition at MediaCity in Salford, United kingdom, which will function a day of panels and talks on the esports field.

The event, established to choose location on Friday March 11th at HOST, a Salford esports studio and teaching facility which opened a handful of months back, is element of the wider Electronic City Festival 2022 in Manchester. HOST is quick for the House of Expertise & Technology.

The day will feature speakers from Blast, ESL Gaming, Leeds United FC, Gravity Media, WIGI, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Burnley FC, Epic.LAN, Esports Insider (ESI) and far more.

Attendees can hope a day of panels that cover a broad variety of topics these as how Uk esports can draw in triple-A situations, why carving out a place for gals and non-binary local community associates is important to producing esports more inclusive, the talent pipeline, as well as the advantages and chances esports features to football golf equipment and players.

“We’re at last in a position to run an ESI function future to in which Coronation Road is filmed – a extensive time personal ambition of mine.”

Sam Cooke, Esports Insider

The working day will also kick off with an version of the invite-only ESI (Esports Insider) Breakfast Club, which is offered by Gravity Media. There will also be activations and giveaways during the breakfast and broader day, with Jimmy’s Iced Coffee on site throughout the esports festival, as well as some far more surprises in-shop.

The HOST Esports Pageant is one of three HOST-sponsored situations using place at the Digital Metropolis Competition 2022. The functions will focus on three important themes – competencies, know-how and innovation – all of which will be highlighted at the Cyber Summit, the India Pavilion (as part of the Electronic City Expo) and its personal esports pageant.

Mo Isap, CEO of IN4 Group, operator of HOST, claimed: “We are psyched to rejoice and host the esports pageant in partnership with Esports Insider as element of the great functions taking place at the Digital Metropolis Pageant. The esports current market is rising at a world wide scale and our ambition is for MediaCity to be a beacon for esports expertise throughout the area and to give the field with its next generation of pro gaming talent.”

Sam Cooke, Esports Insider MD and co-founder, added: “There’s been an great reception to the party so far, and we’re expecting a powerful turnout on the day. I’m also happy that our 1st function of the 12 months in the Uk is not in London, but Better Manchester. We want to make sure we recognise that British isles esports is not London only, and in turn we want to keep producing gatherings additional afield. We’re eventually able to run an ESI party future to where Coronation Road is filmed much too, a lengthy time personal ambition of mine.”  

The complete HOST Esports Competition Agenda (March 11th)

  • 9:00-13:00 – ESI Breakfast Club presented by Gravity Media – By invitation only – message [email protected] to uncover out extra
  • 13:00-18:15 – HOST Esports Pageant (sessions and networking)
  • 18:15-20:00 – VIP beverages reception at HOST
  • 20:00-late – Immediately after social gathering

Session Agenda

14:00 – 14:40: How can the United kingdom esports ecosystem make the most effective conditions for bringing AAA situations to the country?

  • Mark Weller – Chief Gaming Officer – Vexed Gaming
  • James Dean – Director British isles Method and Industrial – ESL Gaming
  • Andrew Haworth – Commissioner – Blast Leading
  • Rob Black – Chief Government Officer – Promod Esports
  • Laura Byrne – Junior Account Supervisor – Swipe Appropriate PR

14:45 – 15:25: Why carving out a place for females and non-binary local community users is key to creating esports extra inclusive

  • Riley Soley – Media & Advertising Government – Esports Insider
  • Anisah Munim – Merchandise Supervisor – NUEL
  • Joanie Kraut – CEO – WIGI
  • Kendryx Linscott – Chief Internet marketing Officer – WIGI
  • Ruby Dawn – COO – Dota Valkyries

15:30 – 16:15:  Networking break & careers roundtables

16:30 – 17:10: Expertise Pipeline – how to generate healthful pathways into the esports field

  • Heather Dower – Founder & CEO – Hotdrop
  • Nathan Edmonds – Head of Local community & Advertising – Hitmarker
  • Becky Wright – Senior Partnerships Manager – NSE
  • Jon Winkle – Managing Director – Epic.LAN

17:15 – 18:00 – What advantages does the esports place keep for soccer golf equipment and players?

  • Steve Hawthorn – Head of Digital, Data & Esports – Burnley FC
  • Aaron Duckmanton – Head of Worldwide Electronic and Content Approach – Leeds United FC
  • Jonas Gundersen – COO – Ninjas in Pyjamas 
  • Suzie Dickinson – Head of Expertise – Epic Worldwide

Attendees can partake in networking classes throughout the working day also, with lunch integrated. 

Attendance is absolutely free – you can register to go to the HOST Esports Competition right here.