Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco hosted a panel discussion at EGX 2017 last weekend.
The session focused on grassroots esports and brought together experts from the world of UK esports, including ESL UK’s Rob Black, epicLAN’s Jon Winkle and MnM Gaming’s Kalvin Chung.
The 16-minute panel took place on the Twitch stage at the annual games show EGX at the Birmingham NEC. It was put together by ESL UK and Intel, and was broadcast live on Twitch’s own channel.
Panelists discussed everything from the importance of LAN, the path to pro, that DIY ethic, what makes grassroots esports great and more.
Check out the full video here:
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.