SVG Esports Production Summit 2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023Esports Engine's Paul Kent on the Production Ops of the Apex Legends Global Series ChampionshipFounded in 2019, the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) has united all players and teams to compete against each other and see who'll be crowned the best of the best. Growing since its inaugural season, Esports Engine has become an important piece to the production puzzle, and for the most recent ALGS Championship in Birmingham, England from Sept. 6-10, the company was tasked with supplying the infrastructure at Resorts World Arena. At the 2023 SVG Esports Production Summit, Esports Engine's Senior Director of UK Operations Paul Kent explains the complexities of pulling off this world championship and the necessary operational considerations that are taken into account when producing a major esports event.Tuesday, December 5, 2023ADVNCR's Wade Beckett on Churning Out Creative Content for Large-, Small-Scale EventsPartnering with the biggest names and competitions as well as developing engaging material for more community-based events, ADVNCR is a creative production agency that has made a major splash in the esports-production industry. At the 2023 SVG Esports Production Summit, ADVNCR's EVP of North America Wade Beckett highlights how his career path has aided in his current role, the plethora of events and creators that they have the privilege to work with, and the opportunities at the lower-tier levels that allow for individuals to showcase their own talents and content.Monday, December 4, 2023Allied Esports' Austy Champion on Drawing Increased Attention to HyperX Arena in Las VegasNestled in the Entertainment Capital of the World, HyperX Arena is adding an additional destination to esports fans' itinerary while visiting Las Vegas. From teaming up with popular collaborators and streamers to hosting competitions at the grassroots and professional level, the venue is a prominent fixture in the esports industry. At the 2023 SVG Esports Production Summit, Allied Esports' Brand Ambassador Austy Champion describes what his day-to-day responsibilities are in this role, what fans can expect whenever they attend an event at HyperX Arena, how he's creating more awareness about the venue that's inside of the Luxor Hotel & Casino, and what's to come on the calendar in 2024.Friday, December 1, 2023Esports Engine's Ryan Thompson on Success Under the ESL Gaming/FACEIT Merger, Pushing SustainabilityUnder the ESL Gaming and FACEIT merger that occurred in early 2022, Esports Engine has flourished as a key cog within one of the largest esports ecosystems in the world. With production and broadcast operations for major esports competitions like Dreamhack, ESL Pro Tour, Intel Extreme Masters, and more, the esports outfit is excelling in new ways as the calendar flips to 2024. At the 2023 SVG Esports Production Summit, Esports Engine's Co-Founder and Chief Production Officer Ryan Thompson explains what it's been like working on this monumental merger, the recent events and productions coming up, how remote workflows have become instrumental in their day-to-day operations, and why sustainability is an important initiative in the esports space.Thursday, November 30, 2023OS Studios' Lydia Pendergrass on REMI's Impact on Esports ProductionMuch like in the broader sports production industry, REMI (or remote production) workflows are empowering the creation of more live broadcasts than ever before. At the 2023 SVG Esports Production Summit, SVG's Brandon Costa spoke with Lydia Pendergrass, Head of Broadcast Operations at OS Studios to discuss how remote workflows are reshaping her production company and the exciting opportunities it provides.Wednesday, November 29, 2023OpTic Gaming & Esports Stadium Arlington's Corey Dunn on Firing Up Passionate Fans on MatchdayAttending an in-person esports event is unlike anything else. From cinematic hype videos and dramatic player introductions to massive LED screens and numerous in-match activations throughout the competition, in-venue production teams are entertaining patrons from the moment they walk in to the moment they walk out of the door. At the 2023 SVG Esports Production Summit, OpTic Gaming & Esports Stadium Arlington's Executive Director Corey Dunn highlights the slate of recent events being hosted in their building, matchday activations being shown to spectators, how they're getting fans excited and creating buy in from the moment an individual purchases a ticket, and more.Tuesday, November 28, 2023Heather “sapphiRe” Garozzo Offers Tips to Aspiring Esports "Observers"Esports events are massive productions filled with technology and behind-the-scenes talent. However, when it comes to telling the visual story of the competition happening within the game itself, there's no more high-stakes role than that of the observer. At the 2023 SVG Esports Production Summit, SVG's Jason Dachman caught up with one of the best to ever sit in the observer's chair, Heather “sapphiRe” Garozzo. The freelance producer/observer director offers her advice for how aspiring observers can find success amidst the chaos of calling a live event and offers a look at her new production company, Raidiant, which specializes in putting on top-flight events for women in gaming and esports.Tuesday, November 21, 2023Riot Games' Allyson Gormley Dives Into Innovations in Esports Remote BroadcastBig things are happening at Riot Games! League of Legends World Championships was a huge hit in Seoul, South Korea and the new Remote Broadcast Center powered by AWS is getting ready to open in Seattle. At the SVG Esports Production Summit in Los Angeles, SVG's Jason Dachman caught up with Allyson Gormley, Director of Global Operations, Remote Broadcast & Production at Riot Games to break down all of the innovative developments.Tuesday, November 21, 2023EA Joe Lynch's on Developing Live Events Around the Newly Launched EA Sports FC 24After their expiration of their partnership with FIFA, Electronic Arts (EA) released their next iteration of the popular soccer game, entitled EA Sports FC 24. For EA's Group Director of Esports Content and Programming Joe Lynch, this meant recreating how they present live esports competitions and promotions for the product as well as create new relationships with production partners. At the 2023 SVG Esports Production Summit, he highlights the challenges and triumphs of this process and details the work that went into creating this year's program as Committee Chair.Tuesday, November 21, 2023PGL ESPORTS' Sebastian Honciuc on the Massive Undertaking to Produce Dota 2 The InternationalLive esports productions have grown in size and scale over the years, and to combat this growth, esports companies are tasked with pivoting and adjusting to accommodate these advancements. PGL Esports, which was founded in 2002 and handles event organization, studio, and video production, as well as TV and online streaming for international esports tournaments, are one of these entities. One of their biggest properties, The International, is an annual championship that pits teams from around the globe against each other to see who's the best at Dota 2. At the 2023 SVG Esports Production Summit, PGL ESPORTS' Broadcast Producer Sebastian Honciuc highlights the role that the company plays in the esports space, the details that go into hosting and producing this worldwide event, and the overall challenges and collaboration it takes to put on a large-scale competition.

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