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ABOUT US

Discover: Esports is a unique two-day event where individuals, businesses and brands get to learn about the fundamentals of esports. Whether you’re completely new to the scene, or perhaps you’ve dabbled in competitive gaming in the past, Discover: Esports is an open and welcoming space for you to learn more about what this exciting industry has to offer.

EDUCATIONAL AND INSPIRING TALKS

Building the foundations

Get to grips with the core fundamentals of esports and learn about everything from its origins and how the industry gained popularity, to basic esports terminology and understanding the structure of esports organisations.

Get to know the games

Discover the games that provide the foundation for esports and learn all about popular esports titles, how live esports competitions and events work, as well as the rise of mobile esports

Community matters

Learn all about the esports audience and how to connect with them, from community tools and platforms such as Twitch, Discord and YouTube, to the importance of diversity and inclusion and the role streamers and influencers play in the industry.

 

2022 Speakers

Explore our stellar lineup of expert speakers

Vicky Cheng

Vicky Cheng

Global Director of Esports

Sportskred
Abdiqani H. Ahmed

Abdiqani H. Ahmed

Founder & CEO

Lionscreed

Riley Soley

Riley Soley

Media, Community and EDI Executive

Esports Insider

Mika Kuusisto

Mika Kuusisto

CEO

ENCE

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Esports Insider

Matthew Blintcliffe

Matthew Blintcliffe

Esports Partnership Coordinator for BWT Alpine F1 Team

Alpine Racing

Christopher Sword

Christopher Sword

Founder & Managing Director

Vipero

James Fraser-Murison

James Fraser-Murison

Director of Learning for Esports & Business Manage

Queen Marys College & Yoyotech

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PRESENTATIONS, PANELS AND ROUNDTABLES

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29th Nov 2022

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30th Nov 2022

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NEWS AND UPDATES

Event updates, industry news, profiles and case studies

Media Exchange Group’s Lex Alexander on the opportunities for brands in esports

Media Exchange Group’s Lex Alexander on the opportunities for brands in esports

As we get closer to Discover: Esports we’re getting more and more excited to see esports professionals from far and wide share their knowledge and wisdom this November 29-30.

Today we sit down with Lex Alexander, Head of Global Business Development & Strategy at Media Exchange Group. Lex uses his breadth of experience across a variety of new media, in particular working with influencers and esports teams to deliver well balanced campaigns for clients. Lex has a real passion for gaming… even if he isn’t very good at it.

ENCE CEO Mika Kuusisto on the importance of authenticity in esports

ENCE CEO Mika Kuusisto on the importance of authenticity in esports

The lineup for Discover: Esports is taking shape with esports professionals from far and wide set to share their knowledge and wisdom this November 29-30. Today we sit down with Mika Kuusisto, the CEO of ENCE Esports, one of the best known esports brands in Europe...

An ode to Newcastle, the home of Discover: Esports

An ode to Newcastle, the home of Discover: Esports

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newcastle, The Toon, Home. Discover: Esports takes place later this month in this amazing city, although to many people the location seems like an off-meta choice for an international educational esports event.

THE VENUE

 

Discover: Esports takes place in the eclectic and unique Boiler Shop in central Newcastle, UK.

The Boiler Shop was constructed in the 1820s for the world’s first locomotive works, Robert Stephenson & Company; crucible of the Industrial Revolution. Rich in engineering history and architectural interest, it is Grade II* Listed.