Nikita Buffee

Head of Business Development & Partnerships Allied Esports

Nikita has been a fan of esports for 15 years and a gamer his whole life. With a background in start-ups, he has worked globally in Europe, Middle East, US and Australia, and brings a unique mix of international corporate experience with endemic gaming knowledge. He joined Allied Esports over 3 years ago and has been involved with the launch of the flagship Arena in Las Vegas, the listing on NASDAQ, multiple brand partnerships and, most recently, the planned Arena expansion in Europe. In addition to his day role, Nikita still plays as much as responsibly possible and also commentates and hosts live esports productions.

My Speaker Sessions

Wednesday, October 28

LIVE DEBATE: Session 8: The merger of esports and traditional sports
Nikita Buffee Seb Carmichael-Brown James Fraser-Murison (moderator) Greg Merkel Alastair Richardson Nick Sautner


With the current coronavirus pandemic decimating the sporting and events calendar, traditional sports are increasingly using virtual simulations to engage with their fans, further integrating esports into the mainstream sports industry. Many existing Stadium and Arenas are also examining how they can repurpose their spaces to accommodate live esports events.

During this session a panel of industry experts will discuss how traditional sports and stadia  are now integrating esports in to their fan experiences, examining synergies and differences between them as well as sharing their opinions on how this will develop further in the future.


Wednesday , October 28, 16:30 - 17:30
Stephen Hogg Michael 'ODEE' O'Dell