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Esports BAR vision

At Esports BAR, we are committed to transforming the sport of the digital generation into the future of entertainment by providing industry leaders with the most efficient and meaningful B2B events.

By joining the club, you’ll find enjoyable places where esports tastemakers and top-management executives worldwide meet to shape esports’ future. Most importantly, you’ll gain insights, celebrate success, and find unexpected opportunities to accelerate your business.

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24-26 September 2018

3 August 2018

12-14 February 2019

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Justin Dellario, Head of Esports Programs joins the Advisory Team

Justin Dellario, the Head of Esports Programs for Twitch where he oversees esports content and operations for the world's largest video game live streaming service; joins our advisory board.


Miami Misfits CEO and Co-Founder Ben Spoont to keynote in Miami

Paris/Miami, 7 September, 2018 - Ben Spoont, CEO and Co-Founder of Misfits Gaming and the Florida Mayhem, has joined the all-star roster of esports leaders keynoting at Esports BAR Miami on September 24.


Major League Soccer & EA discuss positive impacts of competitive gaming

Breaking news from Miami! Esports BAR announces a big coup: a fireside chat with Major League Soccer Business Ventures’ president and managing director, Gary Stevenson, and Todd Sitrin, SVP/general manager of Electronic Arts’ competitive gaming division.
This exciting joint keynote will cover the future of competitive FIFA and the partnership between MLS and EA, which saw MLS announce the launch of its own esports competition, eMLS, this year.

Leo De Biase, ESL Brazil CEO and Founder & Partner of BBL, joins the Advisory Team

Paris/Miami, 30 July 2018 - Leo De Biase is currently leading the Brazilian offices of ESL and is one of the co-founders and partner at BBL, the newly founded Brazilian Esports Holding Group.
Leo joins our Advisory Team and will share his vision and perpspectives on the Brazilian Market at Esports BAR Miami. 


NBA 2K League Brendan Donohue takes center stage in Miami

Paris/Miami, 23 July 2018Brendan Donohue, Managing Director of the NBA 2K League, is the latest esports leader to join the roster of keynote speakers at Esports BAR Miami (September 24-26, 2018). Brendan Donohue oversees the NBA 2K League, which launched in May 2018 and is now approaching its first-ever Playoffs and Finals this August.

Riot Games Head of North American Esports Chris Hopper to Keynote at Esports BAR Miami

Paris/Miami, 02 July, 2018 - Hopper will share insights on building the most watched esport in the world, Riot’s seven year track record of innovation, and lessons from the first year of franchising.   
As Head of North American Esports, Chris Hopper oversees the operation of the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS).

Alisports’ Jason Fung Joins Esports BAR Advisory Team

“Joining Esports BAR and its Advisory Team will definitely help us meet new business partners and help frame discussions about where the industry is heading on a global scale,” commented Jason Fung.
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Here’s your chance to meet with a carefully curated line up of esports industry figures – and possibly level up your own venture in the meantime.

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer to Keynote at Esports BAR Miami

Paris/Miami, 14 June 2018 – Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer will share his thoughts on the Overwatch League, its ground-breaking global franchise model, successes from the inaugural season and plans for continued expansion. As Commissioner of the Overwatch League, Nanzer oversees the entirety of the Overwatch esports ecosystem and is recognised as a leading esports game-changer.
Part of a full-day programme, entitled ‘The Forum’, Nate Nanzer’s keynote will be taking place on Monday 24th September, 2018.

Esports BAR Miami announces first Mentors line-up

Paris, 30 May 2018 6 – The Forum, an innovative full-day programme of insights, curated workshops & mentoring sessions will be taking place on the opening day of the event, Monday 24 September.
First mentors line-up include: Wouter Sleijffers, CEO, FNATIC (UK); Robb Chiarini, Head of Esports, NCSA, UBISOFT (USA); Heather ‘Sapphire’’ Garozzo, Director of Fan Engagement, TEAM DIGNITAS (USA); Matthieu Dallon, WEBEDIA Strategic Advisor, TRUST Esport Ventures, CEO (France); Ian Smith, Integrity Commissioner, ESIC (UK); Duncan Mc Monagle, SVP & GM Esports, Minute Media (UK).

Esports BAR heads to South Korea

Paris/Seoul, 15 May, 2018 - Esports BAR is coming to South Korea on August 3, 2018. The first Esports BAR Summit will take place in the South Korean capital during the Game Convention Seoul. Organised by Reed MIDEM, in partnership with Reed Exhibitions Korea, Esports BAR Summit at Game Convention Seoul will be an invitation-only, one-day event bringing together 50 key Asian and international esports industry leaders.

Esports goes mainstream @Esports BAR Cannes 2018

Cannes, 15 February 2018 – More than 300 delegates from 40 countries came together at Esports BAR Cannes (February 12-14), the leading networking, knowledge-sharing and business event for companies operating in the international esports ecosystem. And over the three-day event, much attention was focused on how to reach out to non-endemic audiences.

Esports BAR launches the Game Shakers!

Paris, 13 December 2017 - Esports BAR, the leading networking, knowledge-sharing and business event for companies operating in the international esports ecosystem, today announces the launch of the Esports BAR Game Shakers
The new initiative will recognise individuals and companies for their forward-thinking approach to esports, in particular for their success in raising awareness of esports beyond the endemic esports community.

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Advisory team

To provide the most productive esports matchmaking event possible,
Reed MIDEM has aligned itself with a team of elite sector professionals, directly invested in the future of esports.

Arnd Benninghoff

Arnd brings professional gamers and esports enthusiasts the best of competitive events, content and tournaments, both globally and in the Nordics.


Justin Dellario
Head of Esports, Twitch

Justin Dellario is the Head of Esports Programs for Twitch, where he oversees esports content and operations for the world's largest video game live streaming service.


Matthieu Dallon
Webedia Strategic Advisor, Trust Esport Ventures CEO (France)

Esport’s pioneer and entrepreneur since 2000, Matthieu is the former CEO of Oxent (acquired by Webedia), Games Services and Ligarena. He co-founded the ESWC in 2003, Toornament.com in 2013 and France Esports in 2016.

Leo De Biase
ESL Brazil CEO and Founder & Partner at BBL

Leo has 20 years of experience in esports. Currently, he leads the Brazilian offices of ESL and is one of the co-founders and partner at BBL, the newly founded Brazilian Esports Holding Group, that born with the mission of bringing together all verticals around the esports ecosystem inone single hub.

Jason Fung
Global eSports Director, Alisports Alibaba Group

Jason was brought into Alisports to manage the China event and marketing teams, as well as to build out international capabilities for the company.
Jason is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of esport competition IPs around the world.


Sidney Kim
CEO & President,  ROX Gaming
(South Korea)

Sidney has worked in the video game industry since 1998. He owns the ROX Tigers, one of top Korean League of Legends professional team and ROX Knee, One of the Legendary Tekken Player in the world and ROX Armada No. 1 Vainglory team in the world (2016).

Ralf Reichert

Founder of the now world-renowned clan, SK-Gaming, Ralf is now CEO of ESL, the largest video game event company in the world. As a passionate gamer himself, he is constantly striving to put eSports up there alongside ‘traditional’ sports.


Mike Sepso
Co-founder MLG, SVP Activision Blizzard

Co-founder of Major League Gaming, Mike is SVP of Activision Blizzard Media Networks, a division devoted to creating the best esports experiences for fans across games, platforms and geographies.

Todd Sitrin
SVP & GM, Competitive Gaming, EA 

Todd leads the Competitive Gaming Division with the goal of making competitive gaming more accessible.  A 16 year veteran at EA, he formally led the Global Marketing and Product Marketing Organizations as well as the EA SPORTS brand.

Wouter Sleijffers
CEO of Fnatic

Wouter joined Fnatic in 2015 and is taking the Fnatic brand and organisation to the next level with his vast leadership and marketing experience.

They signed our golden book

"I'm thrilled to have been part of the inaugural Esports BAR. This format is exactly what I was dreaming for: meeting the whole esports industry at the same time and in a great place. This is the most efficient event I've attended so far."


Senior Entertainment Marketing Manager
 The Coca-Cola Company

"Every first is a journey to something unknown. Esports BAR was such a fantastic experience and not only made the unknown exciting but exceeded all expectations.
Cannes, the beach, the people, veterans and very interesting new people plus the format made it the best esports conference I attended so far and makes me look forward to the next iteration."



"Esports BAR had by far the largest amount of decision-makers and industry leaders of any conference I’ve been to. The meeting organized were informative, meaningful and well-rounded. I’ve been able to make several meaningful connections and met players in the esports space who are pioneering the next generation of content."

Lester CHEN
Global Head of Esports

"By far the most productive conference I've attended. The innovative format provided a perfect combination of efficient meetings and fun social interactions withindustry leaders from around the world."


Global head of esports partnerships

Reed MIDEM, BARtender at your services

Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading exhibition and conference organiser, and its subsidiary Reed MIDEM, have a 50-year history of helping entertainment businesses grow through international professional markets. More than 60,000 leading executives from over 130 countries have already experienced Reed MIDEM B2B events all over the world (MIPCOM, Midem and MIPTV).