Esports Experience

Join the world’s growing gaming nation and tap into the latest content delivery technologies at NAB Show’s biggest Esports and Gaming pavilion to date. This is where you’ll take a deep dive into today’s monetization strategies, see aspiring gamers on the cusp of making the big leagues and hear from esports industry veterans on how your content models and branding initiatives can fit into this highly connected, live streamed phenomenon with massive audiences and global appeal.

  • Listen to live radio interviews produced by Checkpoint XP, the only esports radio program heard in 76 markets across the United States and Canada.
  • Watch live gaming by the UNLV Collegiate Esports Team.
  • Mix it up with a community happy hour on Wednesday from 4-6 pm.
     

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Checkpoint XP, the only syndicated esports radio program heard in 76 markets across the United States and Canada, will be broadcasting live on Twitch and on the air from the Beasley XP exhibit area located within the Esports Experience.

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Session Highlights

Monday Apex Tournament

Monday, April 8 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Booth N1520- North Hall

10:00-12:00 pm - Attendees will start to come in

Free to play area will be open to public

 
10:30-1:00 - Attendees will be allowed to play Apex on main stage to qualify for the tournament vs the pros (Rule set below).

Allowing the top 2-3 Attendees with most points play in the tournament vs...

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Mon 8

Game On: How 5G and eSports will Radically Change the Playing Field for Service Providers

Monday, April 8 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N419

4G’s latency and connection issues restricted uptake of mobile, on-the-go gaming for high fidelity AAA games. However, 5G will eliminate the current pain points of cloud gaming, creating an opportunity to reimagine the end-to-end service journey for players and viewers. The panel explores how 5G...

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Mon 8

College Esports: Competition, Education, Lifestyle

Monday, April 8 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | N419

The current Collegiate Esports infrastructure is rapidly taking shape. As this dynamic landscape evolves two distinct organizations are deploying unique approaches to create fulfilling experiences for the gaming community. Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company and Full Sail University intend to...

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Mon 8

FACEIT: Designing Products for the Next Generation of Esports Entertainment

Monday, April 8 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | N419

Join one of the esports industry leaders FACEIT in understanding how the biggest esports events are produced and how broadcasting companies can adapt and develop products to help esports companies create new unique experiences and aid the growth of the market.

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Mon 8

Opportunities in Esports: How Brands Can Take the Game To the Next Level

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | N419

Esports is one of the fastest growing segments of media and entertainment, and its popularity among millennials and Gen Z is undeniable. Esports touches a variety of industries and appeals to one of the most sought after demographics, which is why mainstream brands are looking to get involved in...

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Mon 8

Managing Your Content for the Global Audience

Monday, April 8 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | N419

Sponsored by The Switch.

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Mon 8

The ESA Project: Bringing The Largest North American Esports Facility to Life

Monday, April 8 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | N419

Esports Stadium Arlington (Texas) is the largest, most robust example of esports architecture in North America, representing a major step in the growth of the esports industry. Comprised of a large-scale competition event space, public gaming center, retail, high-performance team training areas,...

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Mon 8

Tuesday Fortnite Tournament

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Booth N1520- North Hall

10:00-12:00 pm - Attendees will start to come in

Free to play area will be open to public

10:30-1:00 - Attendees will be allowed to play Fortnite on main stage to qualify for the tournament vs the pros (Rule set below).

Allowing the top 2-3 Attendees with most points play in the tournament vs...

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Tue 9

Introduction of the Day: eSports Today, an Evolution

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am | N419

Sponsored by The Switch.

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Tue 9

Esports 101: An Industry Insider’s Guide to Navigating the Complex Landscape

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N419

Although esports is well past its infancy, the landscape is constantly evolving. As the industry continues to grow and offer more opportunities across media and entertainment, even esports’ most unlikely fans and brand partners are joining in on what is proving to be an exciting new stage of...

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Tue 9

Beyond IP: Securing and Streaming Your Content

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | N419

Sponsored by The Switch.

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Tue 9

Before the Games Begin: A Behind-the-Screens Look at Building Amazing Esports Infrastructure

Tuesday, April 9 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | N419

Gain insights about how broadcast technology can be used for esporting events and hear firsthand why broadcast equipment manufacturers are increasing their involvement in esports engagement. Take a deep dive into some of the most recent installations and learn more about control room and in-venue...

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Tue 9

Blurring the Lines Between Games, Film and Television: Epic Games Case Study

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | N419

Over the past several years we have seen the convergence of media technology between games, film, and television. At the core of this convergence is high-end real-time rendering technology. Today’s AAA level video games employ a level of realism that is attractive to not only games but now, film...

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Tue 9

Shifting the Paradigm in Esports Content

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | N419

Information coming soon.

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Tue 9

Get in the Game: How New Tech Gives eSports Viewers Control

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | N419

eSports is a multi-billion dollar industry, and while viewership continues to increase, the experience of watching hasn’t substantially improved. Audiences want agency and control over what they are viewing, to make the experience more interactive and engaging. New technologies are finally making...

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Tue 9

Level-Up: How Video Gaming is Driving the Future of TV

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N419

With over 300MM people regularly watching gaming video content online, this is no longer a niche audience but the shape of things to come. Gamer audiences have historically been the “canary in the coal mine” in terms of predicting new consumer behaviors and preferences. What gamers do today will be...

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Wed 10

Presented by Grass Valley

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | N419

Sponsored by Grass Valley.

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Wed 10

Presented by Akamai

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | N419

Sponsored by Akamai

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Wed 10

The Future of Experiential Amateur Esports

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm | N419

Information coming soon.

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Wed 10

Storytelling through Games: How Creators and Developers Co-Create New Stories for Entertainment IP

Thursday, April 11 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N419

Hollywood and videogames have had a storied and eventful history, whether it be games based on movies, or movies based on games, these forms of entertainment have been around for close to 40 years. But, some of the best game experiences for fans throughout history have been those that took a co-...

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Thu 11

More Than A Game: Rethinking Sports Sponsorships

Thursday, April 11 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | N419

The sports industry, whether it’s esports or traditional sports, has been plagued with age-old philosophy that the sole measure of success for sports sponsorship deals is a high dollar amount. That way of approaching partnerships isn’t working in today’s sports sphere. Now more than ever, fans...

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Thu 11

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