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.

October 14, 2020

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 2021. 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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2020 Speakers

Dr. Steven C. Currall


University of South Florida

Jordan Zietz

Founder & CEO

All-Star eSports League

Ann Hand

Chairman & CEO

Super League Gaming

Todd Harris

Founder & CEO

Skillshot Media

Matt Marcou

Commissioner, Madden NFL

EA Sports

Trent Murray

Senior Writer

The Esports Observer

Wayne Kimmel

Managing Partner

SeventySix Capital

Michael Brooks

Executive Director

National Association of Collegiate Esports

Jordan Bellar

Business Development Manager

G2 Esports

Katherine Amoukhteh


Esports College & Career Pathways

Jane Castor


City of Tampa

Emily Fuller

Director of Brands


Juan Rodriguez


Lodgz Financial

Big Cheese



Brett Abarbanel

Director of Research, International Gaming Institute

University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Marshall Student Center

4103 Cedar Circle
Tampa, Florida 33620

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