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USF Esports Summit 2020

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USF eSports Summit gathers leaders from across the esports ecosystem to discuss the growth and future of the industry.

Per Newzoo, the global esports audience reached 380 million people in 2019 and is expected to increase to 557 million by 2021. Currently, North America is the leading country for esports revenue with projections of becoming a $1.65 billion dollar business by the end of the year.

These staggering stats, along with the predictions for additional revenue growth as the market continues to innovate and attract new investment. The USF Esports Summit hosted by the Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program in the Muma College of Business will take an inside look at the high-growth esports Industry.

Videos of all sessions can be viewed here.

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Schedule

· Expo
Exhibits
· Networking
Virtual Networking
· Stage
Welcome & Program Overview
Join USF President, Dr. Steven Currall; Tampa Mayor, Jane Castor; Dean of USF Muma College of Business, Moez Limayem as they welcome you to USF Esports Summit
· Sessions
Keynote Speaker
Jordan Zietz, an 18-year-old entrepreneur who built the largest esports league in the United States.
Jordan Zietz Janelle Wells
· Sessions
The State of the Esports Industry (Featured Panel)
Featured discussion with leaders from EA Sports, Skillshot Media, Super League Gaming, The Esports Observer, and National Association of Collegiate Esports.
Todd Harris Matthew Marcou Ann Hand Trent Murray Michael Brooks
· Sessions
Industry Breakout Sessions
Q&A sessions with esports industry leaders and experts in 10 industry categories.
Christian Kranz Todd Harris George DePree Marcus Howard Katherine  Amoukhteh David Saphirstein Big Cheese Ann Hand Jordan Felix Jordan Bellar Derek Watford Wayne Kimmel Brett Abarbanel John Laster Emily Fuller Juan Rodriguez

Speakers

Jordan Zietz

Founder & CEO, All-Star eSports League

Christian Kranz

NFL & Esports Agent, LFM Management

Marcus Howard

Founder, ProjectMQ

George DePree

Founder & CEO, Leviathan Core

Todd Harris

CEO, Skillshot Media

Katherine Amoukhteh

Founder, Esports College & Career Pathways

Janelle Wells

Assistant Professor, USF Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program

Big Cheese

Founder, BigCheeseKIT

David Saphirstein

Founder, Venue Edge

Matthew Marcou

Commissioner, Madden NFL at EA Sports

Jordan Felix

Client Advisor, Alex Brown

Jordan Bellar

Business Development Manger, G2 Esports

Moez Limayem

Dean, USF Muma College of Business

Derek Watford

Co-Founder, High Point Gamer

Wayne Kimmel

Managing Partner, SeventySix Capital

Juan Rodriguez

Founder, Lodgz Financial

Michael Brooks

Executive Director, National Association of Collegiate Esports

Emily Fuller

Director of Brands, Wasserman

Trent Murray

Senior Editor, The Esports Observer

John Laster

Founder, Laster Law

Ann Hand

Chairman & CEO, Super League Gaming

Brett Abarbanel

Director of Research, International Gaming at UNLV

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USF Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program

USF MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management emphasizes business fundamentals of sports: management, marketing, finance, and economics.

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