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EDGE: A Virtual Esports Summit hosted by VY Esports

EDGE speakers

VY Esports is hosting a free, one-day, virtual esports summit, called EDGE, for gamers and esports fans. EDGE is designed to educate attendees on career opportunities across esports and gaming. 

The Agenda

EDGE topics include esports, influencers, sports games, music, collegiate opportunities, game development, and more.

EDGE topics include esports, influencers, sports games, music, collegiate opportunities, game development, and more.

12:00pm – Introduction – Jess Brohard; Take This; GamerDoc

The host and special guests kickoff the day and discuss the importance of mental health awareness in the gaming community

12:15pm – Influencers – FaZe Clan

FaZe Clan will talk about what it takes to become a streamer/influencer at the highest level

12:45pm – Esports – Team Liquid

Team Liquid covers training like a pro esports athlete including how to eat healthy and stay mentally focused

1:30pm – College Esports – UCLA, USC, UC Irvine

Faculty and student leader representatives from the gaming/esports programs from top LA-area universities discuss the current state of collegiate esports

2:30pm – Game Design – Leanne Loombe, Riot Games

Learn about video game design from one of the top game designers in the world, Leanne Loombe of Riot Games (League of Legends and Valiant)

3:00pm – Sports & Gaming – Derwin James, LA Chargers; Cam Akers, LA Rams

NFL stars Derwin James and Cam Akers discuss how gaming impacts their lives as professional athletes and the intersection of sports and esports

3:30pmLive Madden Showcase (Derwin James vs. Cam Akers)

NFL stars Derwin James and Cam Akers square off in a live Madden esports competition

4:15pm – Music in Gaming – YBN Nahmir, Atlantic Records

Platinum-selling rapper YBN Nahmir covers how gaming helped form his ‘YBN’ clan and other topics around music and gaming

The Purpose

EDGE will bring together several different sectors of gaming into one large event. “EDGE brings together pro gamers, influencers, and developers in a new way to share their experiences and give attendees the tools to create a promising future within their local gaming community,” said Oleg Butenko, CEO and founder of VY Esports. “We’re excited to partner with GameStop, UPROXX, and American Eagle to develop cutting-edge content and events.” 

The future is bright for those building a lifestyle and career within the gaming community but the experiences, resources, mentors, support systems, and developmental programs do not exist to support this future. EDGE was created to fill this void by educating Gen Z students and parents on lifestyle opportunities in gaming. 

EDGE will take place virtually on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. PT on both edgelive.gg and the Twitch channels for GameStop and UPROXX. For more information, visit http://www.vyesports.com

EDGE is sponsored by American Eagle, USC Games, Warner Music Group, and GameStop.
EDGE is sponsored by American Eagle, USC Games, Warner Music Group, and GameStop.

VY Esports’ Experience

VY Esports clients include Coca-Cola and Capcom Media Ventures. They also partnered with Electronic Arts and Coca-Cola to develop the Russian Interactive Football Cup as an official qualifying competition of the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series. Last year, VY teamed up with Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch and the Los Angeles Dodgers to create an esports themed fan event for MLB at Dodger Stadium.


CREDITS

Images from edgelive.gg

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