LIVE DEBATE: Session 8: The merger of esports and traditional sports
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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.
Nikita Buffee Head of Business Development & Partnerships Allied Esports
Seb Carmichael-Brown Commercial Director and Co Founder Hashtag United
James Fraser-Murison (moderator) Director of Learning for the Creative Arts Queen Mary's College
Greg Merkel Creative Director ICRAVE
Alastair Richardson Principal Director COX Architecture
Nick Sautner Chief Executive Officer Eden Park