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The esports economy is worth in excess of $US 600 million and it continues to grow 40 percent year-on-year. Last year, at the IEM World Championship in Poland, a record-breaking 46 million fans tuned in online to watch the tournament. That’s more than four times the amount of people who watched the AFL Grand Final!
The esports community is developing strongly in Australia. Professionalism in the community is developing through associations with huge sporting clubs.
How long will it take for these players to become common among sporting legends? When will families sit down to watch League of Legends instead of the Sunday Football?
Join us, to learn more from a panel of gamers, academics, media representatives, and business leaders to cover the practical and theoretical concepts behind the current state of esports in Australia.
Scott is the founder and Managing Director of Showdown.
Scott has been a major driver in bringing media into gaming within the oceanic region. In 2013 Scott created a partnership between Twitch.TV and Showdown to provide Twitch with a local presence. Showdown operates multiple business divisions including media + partnerships, streaming + esports studios & esports.
Scott has dedicated his career to the adoption of technologies to enable meaningful communication for both communities and brands. Through the success and growth of Twitch, Scott and his teams at showdown have been able to connect twitch’s live stream platform to a community that has evolved from gamers watching live game play to the largest live social video platform & live esports platform globally.
Scott is active in supporting the development of esports programs for professional and amateur gamers in the region. He is the founder of Throwdown esports which operates leagues for major esports franchises and massive grass roots programs.
Eileen was the first professional female gamer in Australia, she has with 15 years experience in gaming & esports and 7 years experience within the financial industry. She has most recently played CS:GO for Athletico-Fem and has been featured in various publications including BOSS magazine, the AFR, PwC and others. She is a Senior Manager of Digital & Innovation at BT Financial Group, Chair of the Athletes Committee for the AESA and consults in esports as her side-hustle, with a deep knowledge and understanding integrating corporate strategy and digital trends within the esport industry. She is extremely passionate about advancing women in esports and linking the cognitive aspects of gaming to that of transferrable corporate skills and gamification principles.
The head of gaming industry marketing leader and media outlet Goto.game. We manage our clients campaigns, build and execute amazing social media, community, influencer and event strategies while being the goto destination online for gaming news and coverage.
Dave Harris is a seasoned sports manager, who currently manages and owns the League of Legends OPL team the LG Direwolves. An ardent sports fan, Dave has spent the last 15 years working in major sporting organisations from the NRL to the English Premier League. He now sets his sight on taking on the Esports world, with taking the LG Direwolves to international fame.
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