Atlanta's First Esports Summit Snags Industry Leaders for Keynote Speakers

The Esports Summit is meant to examine esports as a business and help display Atlanta's role in the regional gaming and entertainment industry.

Esports Summit, the southeast's first esports conference centered on the business of esports, has confirmed two influential speakers will kick proceedings off this winter: Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin and Major League Gaming co-founder Sundance DiGiovanni.

The conference focused on future trends and predictions will be held on November 14 and 15 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The conference meant to gather entertainment industry leaders from across the nation and is presented by Hi-Rez Studios and Skillshot Media, with INAP, a cloud-based solutions provider, as the primary, or "Powered By," sponsor.

The conference's overall goal is twofold. Its primary function is to acquaint newcomers and those wishing to get a food in the eSports door with the industry.

To that end, not only will Lin and DiGiovanni share a wealth of high-level experience, but INAP's support will provide networking opportunities and tours of an esports production company.

INAP's Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Customer Success TJ Waldorf said:

Esports is on its way to becoming a billion-dollar industry this year, making this world-class showcase a must-attend for all parties looking to operate in this exciting and fast-growing ecosystem.

What's more, though, is that according to the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the conference is also a good opportunity for the city, saying the conference will "shine the light on one of the most robust gaming and esports ecosystems in North America, metro Atlanta."

Tickets are currently available here, and early purchasers will get a 20% discount until September 30.



Josh Broadwell's gaming career began early--1993, to be exact--when he was introduced to the Super Nintendo and Super Mario World. Despite all the magnificent games the SNES and, later, the original PlayStation had to offer, it wasn't until the GameBoy Advance era that he finally discovered RPGs, which quickly became a favorite genre. He holds a BA in history, an MA in history, and is currently pursuing an MA in strategic communication.

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Published Aug. 22nd 2019

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