Harris Peskin works for the leading esports law firm in the world, ESG Law. Peskin talks about representing various ownership groups and teams in leagues throughout esports, and how that shakes out as the landscape begins to solidify from a wild west atmosphere into a structured tier system. Peskin describes governance and esports economics, as well as where the industry has to go in order to be successful long term. Twitter: @HarrisPeskin
As the esports revolution continues, so does the separation from the original game tournament structure to an actual revenue generation model focused on corporate sponsor activation and player rights. Strategic Project Partners' David MacKay shares his knowledge of the esports space from Australia's arena, discussing how the growth of the vertical within the sports industry has shown some dynamic growth, but also some cautious issues still to be worked out. MacKay presents a vision of where players have to continue to build their brands in order to stave off the inability to capitalize on them effectively.
Michael Brooks has helped launch one of the more significant eSports associations at the varsity collegiate level across the United States. The National Association of Collegiate eSports has grown quickly out of the NAIA's Kansas City office, as Brooks tells it, with over 20 charter university members offering scholarships, 70 percent of the eSports programs being under campus athletic departments. Brooks describes the eSports landscape at the varsity collegiate, which students it attracts and how the programming is attempting to foster growth of female participants. Twitter: @NACeSports