The Global e-Sports Executive Summit - Shanghai 2016

Nishant Patel

28o, Jul, 2016
120 officials from e-sports and sports industires will participate in the Global e-Sports Executive Summit,which will be held by International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) in Shanghai, China for 2 days, from July 30 th to July 31 st.

The goal and vision of the summit is to share ideas between key stakeholders in different e-Sports industries to align understandings and ensure e-sport develops in the right direction and manner. Also the summit will involve the participation of international sport society to openly discuss the potentials of e-Sports and its synergies it can produce together with traditional Sports.

Key stakeholder in diverse e-sports industries will be attending the summit. Games related companies, such as Blizzard Entertainment, Wargaming, Smilegate, Mail.Ru, Tencent Games, Garena, and professional e-sports teams from NAVI and FCShalke04 have decided to participate as well. e-Sports periperal companies such as Sony Interactive Entertainment and Logitech, live streaming companies from Twitch, SPOTV, LeSports, and sports medias from SinaSports, Daily Dot, The Score will attend the summit as well.

Also, the summit will involve the presence of key roles within the international sports society. Charmaine Crooks, the 1984 LA Olympic silver medalist who was elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) athletes commissions and an executive board member of Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), Vlad Marinescu, former SportsAccord general director, and Patrick Nally, who is regarded as father of sports marketing and the CEO of West Nally, will attend as a panel member of panel discussion during the summit.

The agendas of panel discussion will be;
  • e-sports, road to official sports
  • good causes, universal value, and social responsibility in e-sports
  • athlete welfare
  • clean e-sports environment
  • what is the platform for the next generation e-Sports and how it can change your lives


“We expect the Global e-Sports Executive Summit will be the place were various e-sports and sports officials could speak togather on the synergy of e-sports and traditional sports. IeSF plans to host the summit as an annual event for e-sports partners to discuss e-sports development and have relationships with international sports society. We request for all e-sports partners, fans and traditional sports officials who are interested in e-sports for your continuous interests and support,” - Byung Hun Jun, President of IeSF.

“We are excited to be invited for the First ever Global eSports summit. It’s a great opportunity as the Indian Federation to make the Indian Presence felt at the Global level. We will be meeting up with eSports Industry professions from other countries to explore possibilities of synergies and replicating the best practices in India so that we can develop and grow the eSports sector here in India” - Lokesh Suji (Founder Director of eSports Federation of India).