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2024 Program

Raleigh Esports


Esports Event Case Studies

May 31, 2024
RCC Ballroom B

Several destinations have launched into esports by creating their own events or working with partners to bring creative events into their destinations. And they’ve done so by thinking in innovative fashion. In this session, hear directly from two areas — DuPage County, Illinois, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina — to learn how their events were created and launched, how they have worked with event organizers and how their destination marketing organizations have enhanced the experience for attendees and participants.


Igor Bakovic, Director of Sports - DuPage Sports Commission
Jonathan Paris, Executive Director of Sports Tourism - Visit Myrtle Beach
Joey Gawrysiak, Executive Director of Esports - Syracuse University