Leicester City FC footballer and Premier League winner Christian Fuchs will be talking at the ESI London event later this month.
The esports business conference - which takes place from September 18th to 20th at Olympia London - has just published its full line-up of speakers.
More than 60 speakers have been announced, including industry leaders from the likes of ESL, FACEIT, Fnatic, Hi-Rez Studios and more.
Christian Fuchs leads the line-up, the former Austrian International who owns an apparel and streetwear company NoFuchsGiven, which recently expanded into esports to include an academy and esports team.
On September 19th, Christian will be joined by Trevor Keane, MD of Sportego, to discuss the future of sports and esports crossover and why he entered the apparel and merchandise market.
Other highlights include the following talks:
The ins and outs of running an esports team
This panel, featuring CEOs and owners from four of the world’s top teams, will discuss what it takes to establish and manage a top tier esports organisation, from recruitment and team development to sponsorship and financing.
Franchised leagues in esports – yay or nay?
Speakers will debate the pros and cons of franchised leagues and the effect on the wider esports ecosystem. This will be a showdown between Michal "Carmac" Blicharz, VP Pro Gaming at ESL, and Tomi Kovanen, Business Development and GM of CSGO at Immortals LLC, with ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith moderating.
Building a brand in esports
The likes of Fnatic, ChiliZ, Blinkfire Analytics and CompLexity Gaming will recount their personal stories of tears and triumphs of establishing brands in the esports industry, from investment to launching into market, the smart use of data, to designing a logo and more.
Unsung heroes – league and tournament operations
Tournament organisers, including ESL, FACEIT and ELC Gaming, will delve behind the scenes of esports events to show what it takes to stage such tournaments.
A full list of speakers can be found here.