Jonathon Oudthone

President Esports Stadium Arlington

Jonathon Oudthone has over 11 years of experience working directly in esports--with experience in event and broadcast production. From grass roots to the big stage, Jonathon has seen and developed all aspects of the industry and is most recently known for leading the design and development of North America's largest dedicated esports facility, Esports Stadium Arlington--a $10 million project which was built in partnership with the City of Arlington.

After working with brands such as the Houston Outlaws and OpTic Gaming to build out their live events verticals, Jonathon now serves as President of Esports Venues LLC, a company that focuses on the design, development and sustainability of esports dedicated venues and infrastructure.

My Speaker Sessions

Wednesday, October 28

Session 7: Venue Versatility – key requirements from a venue perspective to successfully host esports events
Ben Stuart Nicky Wightman Ben Akroyd Andrew Haworth Jonathon Oudthone John Sheehan (moderator)


This session looks at how the rapid growth in esports is driving fundamental changes in the design and development of existing Stadia projects, multi-purpose entertainment venues and also mixed use development projects, all increasingly looking to include esports spaces as part of their offerings to visitors. Topics covered will include how these spaces need to be flexible, adaptable and innovative in order to thrive.


Wednesday , October 28, 15:15 - 16:15
Michael French (moderator) Chris Dite