NAB Show to Feature New ‘Esports Experience’

— Professional gamers to participate in Main Stage session,
including Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel —

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NAB Show is introducing the “Esports
,” a new exhibit floor destination located in the North
Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The interactive area features
exhibits, a theater and educational programming that showcase the latest
online gaming trends and content delivery technologies. The 2019 NAB
will be held April 6-11, with exhibits April 8-11.

Sessions will examine the overall landscape of the increasingly popular
live gaming industry. Examples of topics include branding, media rights,
in-game camera systems, streaming, monetization, consumer engagement and
game development, among others. The Esports Experience will include a
live gaming component, in which attendees can observe professional teams
and also have the opportunity to play themselves.

The Esports Experience houses a built-in recording studio, in which
popular gaming radio show CheckPoint
will conduct live interviews with NAB Show speakers, industry
leaders and influencers.

Additionally, NAB Show will feature a Main Stage session titled “The
Esports Evolution: What’s Next in Gaming
” on Wednesday, April 10.
Panelists will discuss trends and technologies impacting both players
and content creators. Participants include professional gamer and
founder of ReadyUp Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel; Detroit Renegades
Co-owner Chris Roumayeh; Ari Segal, CEO, Immortals, LA Valiant & MIBR;
and compLexity Gaming Chief Media Officer Cam Kelly.

Esports professionals and fans will also have the opportunity to network
during an industry meet-up held in the Esports Experience on Wednesday,
April 10 at 4:30 P.M.

Current Esports Experience sponsors include Akamai, Beasley Broadcast
Group, eBlue, Grass Valley, IHSEusa, LLC and The Switch.

Additional esports-focused sessions are listed here.

FREE NAB Show press registration is available here.

About NAB Show

NAB Show, held April 6 – 11, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV, USA, is the world’s
largest and most comprehensive convention encompassing the convergence
of media, entertainment and technology. With nearly 100,000 attendees
from 165 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate
marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and
fuel the digital storytelling economy. From creation to consumption,
across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where
global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting
ways. For complete details, visit

About NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy
association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and
television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs.
Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to
best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new
opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


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