iSportconnect announces inaugural eSports Masterclass

October 3, 2016

eSports is undergoing a level of growth most traditional sports can only dream of over the last ten years, anabolics it has transformed from an enthusiast driven spectacle to  a sporting heavyweight – with investment and income to match, ailment attracting online viewers in the millions and crowds of tens of  thousands in arenas across the globe. The eSports market, on track to generate $1 billion annually before the end of the decade, is synonymous with innovation and explosive growth.

The inaugural iSportconnect eSports Masterclass will bring together experts from eSports, brands, media and others to share knowledge and ideas on this new and very different type of sport and its huge business opportunities. What is eSports? Why do you need be in the game? Learn the differences and similarities – in rights and other key areas – between eSports and “traditional” sport. Find out how eSports are delivering millennials to brands, and where this hyper-fast market is heading in the future.

iSportconnect is delighted to announce Chester King, CEO eGames Group and Spike Laurie, ?Joint Managing Director UK, International Director at ESL as the first panellists for the event.


Spike Laurie has been an International Director and UK Co-Managing Director of ESL, the world’s largest eSports company, since September 2015.

Before joining ESL Spike was responsible for retention and engagement across Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment games in EMEA and globally responsible for the Mortal Kombat X competitive play and eSports programmes.

Chester King is the CEO of the International eGames Group. The eGames is an international eSports competition, which launched in Rio as a parallel with the Olympics.

He is also a trustee for the charity behind the British eSports Association.

Chester King is a co-owner and Global Board Director of the International Group of companies, which was founded in 1964. Clients have included 24 Governments, The UN, The FA and the Miami Dolphins. International Group owns and operates Stoke Park, the UK’s leading country club and 5 star hotel and host of the pre-Wimbledon tennis event The Boodles.

Invitation Policy: The eSports Masterclass is an exclusive invitation-only event for senior eSports and traditional sports executives and other similar positions at governing bodies, federations, teams/clubs, broadcasters and brands only.

To register your interest, please contact:

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