"Esports Engagement: What It Takes To Build Esports Identity" was the latest digital panel streamed as part of the 2020 Inven Global Esports Conference. The panel took place on Friday, May 29 at 2:00pm PT, and was hosted by Inven Global's Director of Corporate Strategy Nick D'Orazio. HyperX sponsored the panel, which featured four panelists: Hantao Yuan, Jordan O'Hara, Rachel Feinberg, and Daniel "DGon" Gonzales.
DGon is an Entertainment and Esports Talent based in LA by was of Northern Virginia. After years of working in the free/amateur scene, He joined Riot in 2017 as a host, shoutcaster, and interviewer. Since then, he's worked with the Golden State Warriors as Esports Management in 2018 and expanded into the freelance world in 2019, including hosting TwitchRivals, Snoop Dogg's GGL Tournaments (Gangsta Gaming League), and PUBGMobile's
Rachel Feinberg is the co-founder of esports fashion and lifestyle brand Ateyo. Ateyo works with many prominent figures in esports and also participated in the 2019 Inven Global Esports Conference.
Jordan O'Hara has been an avid gamer for as long as he can remember. After starting his career in corporate IT, he quickly realized that he wanted to pursue his passion for gaming and dove headfirst into the esports industry. For the past 3 years, he's worked at Esports One as a Product and Marketing Manager — most recently leading the development of OneBot, a Discord bot that is integrated with Esports One's Fantasy League of Legends platform.
Hantao Yuan started his career at the University of British Columbia, running the school's gaming organization. His first experience in the esports team space was with Soar gaming, created by the founders of FaZe Clan, then leaving to create another team called Evade. Evade would later be sold to sports media company Overtime, through M&A, where Hantao now leads all of the gaming efforts.