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Session Name: Challenges and Strategies for Hosting Massive Independent eSports Events
Speaker(s): James Lampkin
Company Name(s): ESL
Track / Format: eSports Summit

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Overview: ESL One Frankfurt put 12,500 Dota 2 fans into a World Cup Football Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany. The talk will discuss the challenges in building a product which has a unique selling point in a busy eSports market, and strategy to target both hardcore Dota 2 eSports fans and mainstream gaming fans. Attendees will learn about the challenges and strategies of putting together an independent (non-publisher supported) event of this size, and where events of this size are heading. How do you build a successful eSports event for a single title which doesn't rely entirely on publisher marketing budgets?

GDC 2015

James Lampkin


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