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2024 Program

Raleigh Esports


Panel: The State of In-Person Esports Events

May 30, 2024
RCC Ballroom B

From the professional ranks to the grassroots, esports events are still evolving. Economic pressures have posed recent challenges for parts of the esports events industry but also provided new opportunities, as growth remains steady at the collegiate and amateur levels. In this opening discussion, hear from experts across the industry on how they view the in-person events landscape, the challenges and opportunities ahead for event organizers and destinations wanting to host events, and what the future holds for an industry that remains filled with potential.

Katie Briggs, President - LANFest
Michael Brooks, Executive Director - National Association of Collegiate Esports
Brian Mirakian, Global Esports Director, Senior Principal - Populous
Jascha Braeker, Manager – Host City Division - ESL FACEIT Group

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