Yesterday marked the end of Esports Insider’s online conferences in 2020, with ESI Digital Winter closing its virtual doors.
However, just in case people missed some of the action we have collated the biggest talking points from the final day to ensure that everybody is up to speed with the current topics being discussed in the esports industry.
Also, if you wish to see a recap of ESI Digital Winter day one then click here.
Esports in 2020: Investment Overview
Kicking off day two was an in-depth discussion regarding investment in esports over the course of the year. The panel of experts delved into various topics such as the value of esports to both endemic and non-endemic investors and the current state of play in 2020.
Spike Laurie, the Head of Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Prize Payments, summed up the esports landscape following the global health pandemic. “We’ve seen a lot of businesses pivot, changing the way they operate, looking more at grassroots and the framework of esports, small-scale tournaments, with plans to get back to where we were,” he said.
“It’s a hard time for companies running live events. It’s also been a really difficult time for startups; a lot of startups have promise, but they don’t have the opportunity to chat at events like this and spread