Your guide to the Content Box at ESI London 2024

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Pictured: A panel at ESI London 2021. Image credit: Esports Insider

ESI London 2024 is the first edition of the renowned UK-based esports industry event to operate under a one-day format.

There’s a lot of content to pack into one day, so we’ve put together a guide on what’s going on within the Content Box — our dedicated second stage at ESI London 2024 for workshops and focused discussions. Find the full agenda for the Content Box (and Main Stage) here.

(ESI London is operated by Esports Insider).

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Are esports qualifications transferable enough?

First up, we have an open-to-all, education-focused workshop on esports qualifications. Esports degrees, courses and other qualifications have proliferated in the last few years as educational institutions have started to leverage esports and gaming to teach soft and hard skills, as well as equip people to work in the esports industry.

However, the onset of the esports winter and widespread layoffs in 2023 and 2024 have raised concerns about whether there are enough opportunities for those studying esports. Whether at university or at school, industry-focused or academic, are the courses available to students transferable enough to other walks of life? How can we ensure esports students are getting the most out of the courses, wherever they might end up?

Sign up here to join the following speakers for a frank and productive discussion on the subject in the Content Box, starting at 11:10am.

  • Jackson Armstrong – Director of Business Development – Access Creative College
  • James Fraser-Murison – Director – Fraser Esports
  • Andrew Chapman – Burnley College
  • Grant Rousseau – Global Director of Esports and Operations – Team Falcons
  • Gina Jackson – Founder – Skillfull
University of West London launches 2 new esports degrees
University of West London launches 2 new esports degrees

CVP – Putting on a Show

For the second workshop of the day, broadcasting and video solutions experts CVP are sponsoring a chat about esports production solutions in esports. We all know that high-quality video and broadcasts are essential for esports — they can make or break an esports event, in an industry where fans have high expectations (and don’t forgive easily).

Experts from educational institutions, leading electronics companies and tournament organisers will discuss scalable Video-over-IP solutions and how they fit a range of applications in esports, offering technical expertise around live production all the way from bedroom LANs to studio arenas.

The workshop takes place at 12:15pm. Sign up to the CVP workshop here and find our speakers below.

  • Lewis Douglas – Course Leader for Games Design and International Esports Business & Digital Marketing – College of Esports
  • Sam Lynam – Technical Lead – Panasonic and Digital Garage
  • Josh Williams – Global Director, UNIVERSITY Esports – GGTech Entertainment
  • Joshua Wales-Ferguson – Interim Course Director – Staffordshire University

Samsung Ads VIP Lunch

After lunch, hardware giant Samsung is hosting an invite-only roundtable on the opportunities Samsung Ads offers for advertisers in esports. With Samsung, advertisers can own a 100% share of voice on your TV. Paired with seamless navigation from Samsung TVs to streaming apps like Twitch and YouTube, brands are offered exciting future possibilities for esports event spectatorship.

This roundtable is by invitation only. Taking place at 1:30pm, it includes:

  • Sean Smith – Senior Sales Manager – Samsung Ads, Gaming
  • Matt Bryan – Director of Analytics & Insights – Samsung Ads
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Pictured: BOXPARK Wembley, the venue for ESI London 2024.

Play For Tomorrow: UNICEF’s new quest

UNICEF, the United Nations’ humanitarian organisation for children, is on a new quest: leverage its reputation and brand trust to provide a safe choice as a go-to charity for esports and gaming fundraising efforts.

To that end, UNICEF is running a workshop to unveil its brand new campaign: Play for Tomorrow. The new initiative that will leverage the universal language of gaming to support children worldwide.

UNICEF is offering the opportunity for esports and gaming stakeholders to get in on the ground floor, and partner with one of the world’s most recognisable organisations to do good — and mutually benefit at the same time.

Those interested in learning more or getting involved in the workshop, which takes place at 3pm, can sign up here.

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ESI Lisbon – Open House

After a day of networking and learning, you’ll probably need to wind down. And what better way to wind down than getting transported to Portugal?

ESI Events is running an Open House where the ESI team will tell-all about its new flagship event set in Portugal’s sunny capital: ESI Lisbon. The team will be on hand to spend some quality time with attendees, eating Portuguese nibbles, drinking liqueurs, and discussing the most ambitious esports and gaming business event in history. Come for the Pastel de natas, stay to learn about the debut of Esports Leaders and the return of the ESI Hall of Fame, ESI Film Festival, The Clutch and much, much more.

Sign up here for the 4pm session and network with ESI’s team including:

  • Sam Cooke – Managing Director & Co-Founder – Esports Insider
  • Morgan Ashurst – Head of Media & Marketing – Esports Insider
  • Alfie Wright – Commercial Lead – Esports Insider
  • Jihyeok Choi – Commercial Manager – Esports Insider

ESI Events App

Download the ESI Events app from the App Store or Google Play to keep on top of the ESI London events schedule.

Those already registered for the event can add these workshop sessions to their schedule via the app. If you haven’t already purchased tickets for ESI London 2024, they’re still available for purchase here.

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