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Esports Insider announces the return of its ESI Digital series

ESI, a global B2B esports events company, has announced the return of its ESI Digital series with ESI Digital Spring.

As the first of three events across 2021, ESI Digital Spring will take place from 30-31 March with two days of digital content from panel discussions, brand showcases and debates from figures in the esports industry.

ESI Digital Spring is the first event in the ESI Digital series to take place in 2021. The event will see over 400 attendees, more than 60 speakers, and over 16 hours of content curated for the two-day event. Speakers will range from esports organisations and tournament organisers to global brands and financial firms.

Currently confirmed topics and speakers include: ‘Checkmate, is chess an esport?’ featuring esports companies Team SoloMid and Team Envy in addition to; a session by Bayes Esports on which format makes for the fairest tournament; ‘Brand wars - how are Chinese esports teams and brands expanding overseas’ with League of Legends team Royal Never Give Up, LGD Gaming and more; and a look at ecommerce and prize money payouts in esports with private banking company Nuvei, payment system Prize Payments and esport community StarLadder.

ESI has also announced a crossover partnership with SPORTEL, a sports media rights business event, which will collaborate with ESI on events throughout the year. 

Laurent Puons, CEO at SPORTEL, said: “SPORTEL is committed to develop new channels for our community to explore creative opportunities with parallel ecosystems. This is why I am very pleased to collaborate with ESI and I am convinced that both our communities will benefit from this strategic crossover partnership.”

ESI will focus on delivering three Digital events throughout 2021, with annual passes available for those who wish to attend all three events. Attendees to each ESI Digital event will get full access to all the insights and sessions across the two-day conferences both live and on demand after they’ve concluded. Through the event platform Brella, attendees will also be able to access networking opportunities made available at ESI Digital Spring by messaging other attendees and hosting private meetings within the platform.

Sam Cooke, MD and co-founder of Esports Insider, said: “2020 was a challenging year for the events industry and I am pleased that we were able to showcase resilience and create an array of online events. No one knows what this year will bring, but in 2021 we’re focused on quality over quantity. We will deliver just three ESI Digital events, but with cultivated content, networking opportunities, and speakers from every corner of the industry.”

The full lineup of speakers and the agenda will be added here in the coming days and weeks.