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12:30pm

eSports: Enabling Gaming As a Profession

    There is no question in our minds that eSports is the next major sport that will be followed by millions of people. Competitive gaming originated in the classic arcades of the 80s and 90s, but as the new generation has shifted to the Internet to be entertained online, eSports is increasingly becoming one of their favorite pastimes. Gone are the physical requirements to become an athlete – mental agility and strategic thinking are the ruling attributes of the virtual world. The accessibility of eSports has helped it grow into a true industry, which means a bounty of opportunities for game publishers, brands and fans to get in the game. Video games are now at a level where being a successful professional player requires constant practice and commitment, and its pros deserve a payday that one day rivals other professional sports stars with millions of fans. We’ll look at why and how eSports can become the next major Internet phenomenon and create an all-new class of sports celebrities.

    Speakers
    eSports Media Personality/Mgmt | Team Evil Geniuses | Anna Prosser...

    General Manager of eSports & Vice President of Research and Development...

    Dir of GSL | Gom Tv Korea | Jung Won Chae is the Director of...

    CFO | Twitchtv | Kevin Lin is COO of TwitchTV, the world's best...


    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #esports
    Theme Gaming
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP13499

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