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The 3rd Biz-eSports Summit

May 18-19, 2017 • Sheraton Grand Los Angeles • Los Angeles, CA

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The eSports industry is huge and you need to secure your position in this rapidly growing industry and ensure a stable yet sustainable growth pattern. Plan to attend the “Biz eSports Summit” this May, 2017, in Los Angeles. Through in-depth research with a wide-array of renowned industry leaders, we’ve carefully crafted an agenda that’s primed to be the best eSport event of the year.

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Get answers to the following key questions:

  • How should you scale growth in this industry?
  • Who should you align yourself with?
  • How can you increase revenue?
  • Where are the real growth opportunities?

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Monetizing Esports: From Non-Endemic Brands to Ticket Sales and EVERYTHING in Between
  • WESA & PEA Regulation Updates: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed
  • Diversity & Demographics in Esports
  • Tapping in on Collegiate Growth Patterns
  • A Behind-the-Curtain Look at Team Owner & the Player Perspective
  • Eleague Strategies, Opportunities, and Nuances
  • Professioal Player Contracts/Negotiation Must-Haves
  • And so much more!

Special Appreciation to Our 2017 Advisory Board Members


There is no denying the dramatic growth patterns for eSports investments. But as industry people, how do you make sense of the investment options, implementation, monetization, regulation, media changes, risk factors, scalability, and so much more? Financial Research Associates’ “Maximizing Revenue in eSports Summit,” slated for February 1-2, 2017 at The Four Seasons, Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, brings together leading product developers, team owners, tournament organizers, consultants, players, talent agencies, venture capitalists, and legal advisors for one purpose — strategic growth and execution in eSport investing. Through in-depth research with a wide-array of quality thought leaders, we’ve carefully crafted an agenda that’s primed to be the ultimate eSports event of the year.


Rick Fox
Owner, Echo Fox
Stratton Sclavos
Partner, Echo Fox
Stan Press
Managing Director, Digital & Gaming, Magid Advisors
Kurt Melcher
Executive Director of Esports, Robert Morris University
Eros Resmini
CMO, Discord
Tobias Sherman
Head of Esports, WME-IMG
Mike Vorhaus
President, Magid Advisors
Steve Arhancet
Co-Owner, Team Liquid
Wouter Sleijiffers
Chris Pursell
Director of Sports Content, Cynopsis Sports
Ken Hershman
Executive Chairman & Commissioner, WESA
Noah Whinston
CEO, Immortals
Yoni Ginsberg
Trevor Reeves
Director of Business Development, StreamLabs
Abe Gottesman
Vice President, Azubu North America
Ann Lai
Ari Evans
CEO, Maestro
Brent Barry
Head of Marketing, Logitech
Chris Pizzurro
Head of Business Development, Canoe
Geoff Bernstein
General Partner, Indicator Ventures
Greg Essig
Head of Business Development, Mobcrush
James Heldridge
Co-Founder & CEO, Esports Hero
“JB” Bukosky
Founder & CEO, Ultimate Media Ventures
Marty 'Lazerchicken' Strenczewilk
CEO & President,
Matt Dillon
Esports Lawyer, Gatzke Dillon & Balance LLP
Matthew Gunnin
Founder & CEO, Esportspedia/Esportsology
Nate Eckman
Chief Strategy & Co-Founder, Ultimate Media Ventures
Saira Mueller
Managing Editor,Dot Esports
Stuart Lipson
Executive Director, eSports Ad Bureau
Tim Heggem
Attorney, Payne & Fear LLP
Wim Stocks
Cineplex World Gaming
Mark Reed
Director, Heaven Media
Skyler Johnson
Chief Creative Officer, GFUEL
Kristen Salvatore
VP Commercial Director of ESports, Twitch
Bill Mooney
Chief Product Officer, Skillz
Jason Greenglass
Senior Esports Associate, Morrison & Lee, LLP
Kevin Hoang


Excellent! Approachable panelists and influencers who are experts and leaders in their industries

Colin Schimpf, Student at the University of Miami

Excellent! Great opportunity to network

Steven Borawski, Tiffin University

The speakers were incredibly knowledgeable and the food was amazing

Chalin Cahlik, Tiffin University

Good panel speakers, great venue

Jared Torres, Bet On It

Good knowledgeable speaker with relevant topics

Justin Surber, University of Oregon

Great environment, great people, fostering engagement and insightful conversation in a nice yet casual setting. I was inspired by the genuine dialogue and interaction

Nate Eckman, Ultimate Media Ventures

It was very fun and I heard from a lot of people that it provided a ton of value so thank you for creating such an awesome event

Kevin Hoang, Esprouts

Honestly best vibe and atmosphere of any industry panel. By far. The whole feel of the event was legit street cred esports meets corporate and it’s a GREAT networking and connection summit

Tobias Sherman, WME-IMG

Was a fantastic event and one that I would gladly attend again. If only more summits adhered to similar standards as you guys

Matthew Gunnin, Esportsology

Awesome job with everything – I have heard nothing but great feedback from everyone

Kurt Melcher, Robert Morris



Thursday, May 18, 2017

Esport Industry Update: Failures, Success Stories, Projections, and Momentum

A Three-Part Series on Monetizing Esports:


Reaching Scalability and Sustainability in an Uncertain Industry


Maximizing Revenue through Sponsorship: Capitalizing on the Endemic and Non-Endemic Sponsorship Opportunities


Hear From the Brands Supporting Esports: What Made You Support this Industry and What is Your ROI?

A Two-Part Series on Regulations, Contracts, & Brand Protection:


WESA & PEA Regulatory Updates: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Headed?


Professional Player Contracts/Negotiations Must Haves

Making eSports Broadcasting a Win-Win for Audience, Brands, Teams, and Broadcasters

    People are watching more. Advertising doesn't engage them or deliver a return and ad block rates are at an all-time high. The eSports audience makes many of their purchase decisions based on what and who they are watching. It's time for tools that deliver a return on the investments companies are making into eSports, drive investment growth from the current players, and bring in investment from non-endemic brands.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Women & Esports: Taking a Close Look at Diversity in Esports: Female Esports Demographic Study Results

Established Publishers Vs. the Little Guy: Do the Little Guys Stand a Chance to Compete?

New This Year

A Three-Hour Focus on Collegiate Esports

Collegiate eSports: Tapping Into Collegiate Growth in Esports: Growth Patterns, Opportunities, and Longevity

  • Collegiate esports industry overview: Where are we now and where are we headed?
  • Where do you begin?
  • Student advocacy groups
  • How to things started?
  • What are your resources
  • Budgetary constraints
  • What would the content look like?
  • Formalizing the process

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May 18-19, 2017

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
711 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
p: (213) 488-3500
We have a block of rooms reserved at a special rate of $219/night. Mention the “Maximizing Revenue in Esports” when placing your room reservation by phone to receive the negotiated rate. We urge you to book your room early as we expect the block will sell out. Upon sell out of the block, room rate and availability will be at the hotel’s discretion. Please call (213) 488-3500 to book your room.