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Esports Celebrity Panel and Q&A

Thursday 11 January 2018, 11.00AM to 12.30pm

Speaker(s): Florian Block, Department of Theatre, Film and Television (host) and five high-profile celebrities from the esports scene

Esports – video games that are played competitively, watched by large audiences – is the fastest growing form of mainstream entertainment, reaching 360 million viewers and players in 2016. With professional leagues and tournaments that fill Olympic arenas and are watched by millions of viewers live online, esports has produced a series of hosts, commentators and analysts that themselves have achieved celebrity status, with millions of online followers. A group of such high level celebrities from the esports scene will be at York, which is an exclusive opportunity for both interested novices as well as hardcore fans, and everyone in between. Our celebrity guests will share their experience working in esports and reflect on current challenges and opportunities when pursuing a career in esports.

See the flyer for this event - Esports flyer (PDF , 100kb)

Location: Scenic Stage Theatre, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, Campus East

Admission: is free of charge and open to all. No booking required.

Email: florian.block@york.ac.uk

Telephone: 01904 325666