Michal Blicharz is Vice President of Pro Gaming at ESL. For the past six years, Blicharz has led the Intel Extreme Masters program and has grown the IEM brand into the world’s most prestigious competition and the longest standing partnership between two brands in the history of esports. Prior to ESL, Blicharz was Editor in Chief, Video Producer at SK Gaming. Blicharz holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Jan Kochanowski University and a Master of Arts in English from Jagiellonian University in Poland.
Here's where you'll find Michal Blicharz (Vice President of Pro Gaming - ESL)
June 23, 2017
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 45 minutes
The Future of eSports: How Online Video Impacts Competitive Gaming
Add to Calendar 06/23/2017 15:00 PM 06/23/2017 15:45 PM America/Los_Angeles The Future of eSports: How Online Video Impacts Competitive Gaming Online video has played a critical role in the growing popularity and commercial success of esports. As live streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) platforms like YouTube, Twitch, and Beam enable competitive gamers to broadcast matches, an entire industry is being built around online gaming. But will esports truly become mainstream? If so, how will it compare with traditional athletics in the future? This panel brings together game publishers, streaming platforms, and professional esports teams to explore these issues. We'll debate how game design has changed to support mass viewing, how professional gamers should measure their audience, and how brands and agencies can work with this new generation of online influencers. Finally, expect insight as to which streaming platforms work best and whether virtual reality (VR) will radically reshape the gaming industry. | Industry Keynote Stage | false MM/DD/YYYY