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April 27, 2018

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Temple University- Alter Hall 702

Esports: The Next Generation of Sport and Entertainment

Did you know the esports industry is expected to hit $1.48 billion in revenue in 2020? Quickly becoming the fastest-growing sport in the U.S, the competitive video gaming industry is a game changer affecting the way sport business professionals play and compete globally.

Join Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management (STHM) and the Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC) for a one-day event exploring the esport industry. This event brings together academic experts, leading industry figures, and professional sport organizations involved with esports to discuss trends within the industry.


  • Discuss the State of the Industry and drivers of esports growth from sports tech venture capitalist, Wayne Kimmel
  • Learn how traditional sports teams are incorporating esports into their business strategy
  • Learn about new dynamics growing the industry including geo-based leagues and a growing global presence
  • Discuss emerging opportunities for sports teams & sport-based video games with esports experts
  • Hear from a panel of experts about careers in the esport industry and how you can turn your passion for esports into a career


Panelists include:









Wayne Kimmel, SeventySix Capital 








Pete Powell, Comcast Spectacor


John Fazio John Fazio, N3rd Street Gamers








Dr. Daniel Funk, Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management


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Alyssa Gentile, Philadelphia Union


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Joe Marsh, Philadelphia Fusion




Temple University Students & Faculty: $10

University Students: $15

General admission: $25

Register Today!

Special Offer: The first 50 registrants will receive a complimentary copy of “Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel”, Wayne Kimmel’s book on successful networking and entrepreneurialism.