Inside the
World of esports

The USF Esports Summit gathers leaders from across the esports ecosystem to discuss the growth and future of the industry.

February 3, 2022

Explore the $1 Billion Global Esports Industry

Per Newzoo, the global esports audience reached 380 million people in 2019 and is expected to increase to 557 million by 2022. Currently, North America is the leading country for esports revenue with projections of becoming a $1.65 billion dollar business by the end of the year.

These staggering stats, along with the predictions for additional revenue growth as the market continues to innovate and attract new investment. The USF Esports Summit hosted by the Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program in the Muma College of Business will take an inside look at the high-growth esports Industry.

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Why Attend?

  • A must-attend event for anyone interested in or currently doing business in the Esports industry.
  • Our power-packed program features keynote presentations and discussions with top Esports industry leaders and experts.
  • Gain industry insights and trends.
  • Connect with regional and global Esports industry leaders.

2019 Attendees

The inaugural USF Esports Summit held in 2019 hosted over 400 attendees including leaders in esports, entertainment, government, economic development, media, tech support organizations, and venture capital. Below is a sample of attendees.
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2022 Speakers

Rhea Law


University of South Florida

Blair Bloomston


Game On Nation

Jeremiah Woodward

Content Creator & Esports Assistant

Tampa Bay Lightning

Jordan Bellar

Vice President, Partnerships

Tribe Gaming

Erin Watson

Director of Client Experience

Game On Nation

Greg Greenhalgh


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Derek Watford


High Point Gamer

Paul Kennedy

Anchor, Host & Rink Side Reporter

Bally Sports Florida

Marcus Howard

Marketing Lead & Operations Support


Michelle Harrolle


USF Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program


Marshall Student Center

4103 Cedar Circle
Tampa, Florida 33620

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