Esports Insider is bringing its popular industry event back to London this September in a brand new venue.
ESI London will take place at Twickenham Stadium (the home of Excel Esports and English Rugby) on September 16th and 17th.
It will feature a conference, expo and networking opportunities as usual, with more than 100 industry-leading speakers lined up.
Day one will look at esports: the current state of play and the ESI Brand Showcase, while day two will focus on investment. On the side stage, sports, innovation and the future will be explored on day one, while sponsorship, marketing and the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) track will take place on day two.
ESI London will also add a couple of new features, one of which is ‘The Clutch’. This will take place on day two and provide ten companies with an opportunity to pitch to a panel of investors, with considerable experience in investment and esports.
Each organisation will take the stage and have four minutes to pitch, then the panel will have six minutes to ask them questions.
The winner (the best pitcher) will be presented with the inaugural ‘The Clutch’ trophy, not to mention the possibility of acquiring investment.
You can apply to take part in The Clutch here.
Then there’s the ESI Brand Showcase, where a brand and its commercial partner will be invited on to the stage to present on a recent esports activation.
Topics across the two days will include sim racing, franchising, UK esports, the blurring between esports and influencer marketing, building a legacy, esports in China, betting, cheating and match-fixing, data, the convergence of pop culture and esports, and more.
You can see the full agenda and buy tickets for ESI London 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.