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Session Name: The Evolution of e-Sports as a Sport, Entertainment and International Pastime
Speaker(s): Dustin Beck, Jack Etienne, Marcus Graham, Kevin Lin, Jason Ng
Company Name(s): Riot Games, Cloud 9, djWHEAT,, Garena Premiere League
Track / Format: Future of Gaming

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Overview: Competitive gaming has evolved from humble LAN party beginnings to pro-level games shown in crowded stadiums, packed with fans and on live streams viewed by hundreds of thousands of people. With players fueled by a passion for the game, e-sports are evolving into an aspirational profession and international pastime. In this session, a panel of experts from across the e-sports ecosystem will share in-depth insight into the evolution of the sport, the source of its growth, the blueprint for its future, and the committed and talented community of players and fans who make it all possible.

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Dustin Beck

Riot Games

Jack Etienne

Cloud 9

Marcus Graham


Kevin Lin

Jason Ng

Garena Premiere League

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Future of Gaming