ESI announces the 'Esports Integrated Conference' 2021
By Digital News Asia May 20, 2021
- Four-day virtual conference provides insight, first-hand knowledge on esports industry
- Two-part conference include EIC Play, which features Garena Free Fire Tournament
ESPORTS Integrated (ESI), the Malaysian national esports initiative under the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has announced the inaugural Esports Integrated Conference (EIC) 2021.
The virtual interactive conference, which is free for all participants, will be held from May 24 to 27 and is aimed at uniting industry key players locally and in the region to further develop and educate the esports community, ESI said in a statement.
EIC 2021 is organised by ESI and Impact Integrated, with the intention of providing esports enthusiasts with the opportunity to gain insights and first-hand knowledge about the industry.
Participants will be able to learn how to get involved and participate in the esports community, as well as exploring ways to embark on a career as a professional esports athlete, streamer and in organising esports tournaments, it said.
The conference will be held in two parts: the four-day virtual conference itself, and EIC Play, which features a Garena Free Fire tournament.
The conference consists of keynote sessions and panel discussions featuring notable business figures and personalities.
Each segment is aimed at providing the participants with an immersive interactive experience and networking opportunities with the industry leaders.
EIC 2021 will feature partners and notable speakers from the region including Ahmed Faris Amir, chief executive officer (CEO) of Esports Integrated; Carlos Alimuring, CEO of ONE Esports; Eric Khor, team director of Fnatic; and Allan Phang, regional head of marking and PR of EVOS Esports.
EIC Play, on the other hand, is open for participants to battle it out in a Garena Free Fire Tournament for a prize pool of US$7,269 (RM30,000).
“Providing access to information and insights from various industry experts have always been a key focus of ESI and the Ministry of Youth and Sports,” said Ahmed Faris Amir.
“As established through the Strategic Plan for Esports Development 2020-2025, the ministry has always set their eyes on organising esports leadership forums and summits to attract event organisers, game publishers and developers, esports teams, investors, and brands. The aim is encourage discussions and share their knowledge with our local esports enthusiasts and those looking to be a part of this vibrant industry,” Amir explained.
He said this engagement platform is aimed at bridging the gap, fostering more understanding, and educating all stakeholders. The ultimate goal is to establish Malaysia as one of the premiere hubs for industry discourse within the region, Amir added.
Registrations for Esports Integrated Conference 2021 (EIC 2021) are currently open and free for all participants. For more information on registration, conference speakers and programme, visit here.
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