First eSports Travel Summit

First Stand-Alone eSports Travel Summit Presented by SportsTravel magazine

eSports Travel SummitThe explosive growth of esports and how the travel industry stands to profit from it will be the focus of the first stand-alone eSports Travel Summit, July 17-18 in Las Vegas. The eSports Travel Summit will showcase the new 30,000-square-foot Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The Luxor Hotel and Casino and Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will serve as the headquarters hotels for the summit.

Presented by SportsTravel magazine, the eSports Travel Summit’s co-creational sponsors currently include MGM Resorts International, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), and Allied Esports, which owns the Esports Arena at Luxor.

“We are excited to partner with these organizations as they make history in the evolution and growth of esports,” said Timothy Schneider, founder of the eSports Travel Summit and chairman of the Sports Division of Northstar Travel Group, which publishes SportsTravel magazine and also organizes the annual TEAMS Conference & Expo. “Destinations, venues and suppliers who want to gain a better understanding of how to profit from the growth of esports should make plans now to attend the eSports Travel Summit in Las Vegas,” said Schneider.

What attendees can expect at the eSports Travel Summit

The eSports Travel Summit will feature eSports demonstrations at eSports Arena Las Vegas. This will include competition among participants in games such as NBA 2K. The NBA 2K League will begin play as a professional sports league in May. Summit attendees will also have the opportunity to attend the NBA Summer League championship game. This will allow them to experience the similarities and differences between the NBA’s traditional and eSports leagues as part of the Summit.

Educational sessions at the summit will feature the biggest names and leading tournament organizers. They will focus on opportunities that exist at the nexus of venues, destinations, the travel industry and eSports. Multiple business networking opportunities will be built into the schedule.

About the eSports Travel Summit

“We pride ourselves on organizing events where real business gets done,” said David R. Blansfield, executive vice president/group publisher of Northstar Meetings Group. “The eSports Travel Summit is all about helping the travel industry understand and benefit from the growth of esports.”

The eSports Travel Summit was launched in conjunction with the TEAMS Conference & Expo in Orlando in 2017. The summit was an immediate success. It helped fill an information vacuum that exists for both organizers of eSports events and those in the travel and tourism industry who want to understand and profit from the phenomenon.

To learn more about sponsoring the eSports Travel Summit, contact Timothy Schneider at or (310) 954-2525. To register, visit or call (877) 577-3700. Early registration discounts are available through May 25.

Source: Meetings & Conventions, April 9, 2018

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