Stellar Lineup of Speakers for the Esports Venue Summit

14th October 2020

Stellar line up of speakers for Esports Venue Summit

Chris Overholt from global esports organisation ‘OverActive Media’ Group has joined a stellar list of speakers for the Esports Venue Summit Virtual Event Week.


OverActive Media Group is the world’s only esports organisation to own teams in the three biggest franchised leagues: Toronto Defiant in the Overwatch League, Toronto Ultra  in the Call of Duty League and Mad Lions in the League of Legends European Championship and Counter-Strike Global Offensive.

Overholt will be joining Chester King, Andy Fahey, Lale Ergin and Koen Schobbers – TEDx speaker, author and trainer in Session 1’s LIVE DEBATE on ‘The emergence and continued growth of esports on a global level’ and 50+ other key speakers/panellists from 26th October.

The Esports Venue Summit Virtual Event Week, running from 26-29 October, is the ONLY forum dedicated solely to esports venues and spaces, and will help shape the future of esports hosting, venue design, technology and operations.

There are 11 streams in which to discover invaluable content to help your organisation secure new income streams at Esports Venue Summit this October- see the full virtual programme here.

Games such as League of Legends, Dota, FIFA, Call of Duty and Fortnite have huge followings and attract mass audiences to live events.

The inexorable rise of esports is seeing new venues being built to accommodate the rising stars, while existing stadia and arenas are being transformed to host the ever-growing number of tournaments.

Thanks to the generosity of our platinum sponsors and our new session sponsors, we are now able to offer registration FREE to ‘End Users’* (see full list below for qualifying organisations) and a great rate of £90 sterling for commercial organisations. Registration details can be found here.  

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The Esports Venue Summit Virtual Event Week will provide four days of thought provoking sessions with over 50 speakers and panellists from different aspects of the esports and sporting world represented, such as tournament organisers, games publishers, team owners, players, esports property owners, esports venue operators, architects, investment bankers, leading industry bodies & associations, and key technology suppliers.

Top-level speakers signed up to take part in the event include Chester King, CEO of the British Esports Association, Nikita Buffee of Allied Esports, Tom Lynch, director of business development Europe at ASM Global and Nick Sautner, CEO of Eden Park in New Zealand, which is set to become the centre of esports development in the country.

Those wishing to attend the Esports Venue Summit Virtual Event Week during the last week in October can register here to gain full access to the dedicated online hosting platform. All content can be viewed as per the schedule or at any time afterwards to suit work commitments and different time zones across the world. Attendees using the social share facility will also be entered into a prize draw to win a full delegate pass to the next physical event taking place 21-22 July 2021 at Twickenham Stadium, London, UK.