ESPORTS LEADERS AND HOPEFULS CONVERGE FOR FIRST INDUSTRY CONFERENCE AT UCIMay 23, 2018
ESPORTS LEADERS AND HOPEFULS CONVERGE FOR FIRST INDUSTRY CONFERENCE AT UCI
ESPORTS LEADERS AND HOPEFULS CONVERGE Justin Jia, a 17-year-old senior at Troy High School in Fullerton and founder of Youth Esports of America — which organizes events for high school esports clubs — spoke about breaking past the barriers of school administrators and parents who may be reluctant about their children pursuing esports.
ESPORTS LEADERS AND HOPEFULS CONVERGE
“For us, parents’ involvement is super important,” Jia said. “Last September we ran a parent open house at UCI to help them learn more about esports and the [competitive] space and the careers that come with it aside from just being a pro-player.”
Last week the Fountain Valley High esports team earned $2,500 after defeating 25 other local high schools to win the first Orange County High School Esports League Championship.
Esports pro players, coaches, owners and investors gathered May 1 for multiple panels at the first “Deep Dive” conference organized by Inven Global, an esports media company prominent in South Korea and more recently pushing its brand of coverage in North America.
Vito Oh, chief executive of Inven Global, said the conference was designed with the hopes of bringing esports’ influencers from all over the world together to share insights and business opportunities.
“We just want the industry to grow much bigger than what it is right now, not only [industry professionals] to have opportunities in their own country, but we hope that we can be sort of bridge for these esports teams and related parties to connect themselves and make a whole new path.”
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