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Breaking News: YouTube Ryan Wyatt To Keynote in Cannes

Ryan Wyatt is head of VR and Gaming at YouTube, where he oversees both the Gaming business and the growing Virtual Reality business.
He manages publishers partnerships, top gaming creators, live streamers and esports leagues as well as virtual reality business.
Ryan will be sharing it with us his strong expertise in esports in February.


Esports BAR announces 2nd edition of The Game Shakers Awards


Paris, 30 October 2018 – Reed MIDEM today announces the second edition of the Esports BAR Game Shakers awards*, which this year features former Formula One driver Jean Alesi, founder of the Jean Alesi eSports Academy, as their first Ambassador.

Ann Hand, CEO and Chairman of the Super league Gaming joins the Advisory Team

Paris/Cannes, 26 October 2018Ann Hand, CEO and Chairman of the Super League Gaming, joins our all-star Advisory Team! With Super League Gaming, Ann drives the vision of giving competitive gamers entirely new ways to enjoy the games they love through the formation of the leading platform for amateur eSports.

Susie Kim, General Manager at London Spitfire, Cloud9, joins the Advisory Board

Paris/Cannes, 26 October 2018 – Susie Kim, General Manager at London Spitfire, Cloud9, is a veteran esports personality, host, translator, and interviewer, she is at the frorefront of the evolution of esports and has earned the title of “mom of esports”. She uses her insight and influence to help propel the industry towards broader horizons. She will be part of our amazing Advisory board!

Esports BAR joins forces with Midem, the international b2b music market

Midem and Esports BAR join forces to develop a combined programme dedicated to growing business opportunities in Esports and Music, to be split between their 2019 respective events in Cannes - Jump on the Esports & Music bandwagon with us to reach an untapped audiences and build creative scenes!

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.


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 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.
Think you could partner with the likes of Jason?




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 its 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 in 2018

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! First Edition in February 2018

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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