On March 27th, Inven Global revealed details on speech schedules and online ticket discounts for the 1st IGEC-Esports DEEP DIVE. The IGEC is an Esports conference which will be held on May 1st at UC Irvine, Orange County, Southern California. Esports experts around the globe including Esports team owners, professional gamers, game developers, and other Esports related personnel will be at the IGEC to talk about the past and the future of Esports and to share their insights toward Esports.
Our special online ticket sale has started!
Many esports fans, students, and aspiring esports professionals reached out and told us they were having trouble attending IGEC due to high ticket prices. We listened and decided, in the spirit of IGEC as authentic esports celebration, that passionate fans should not be excluded due to typical B2B style ticket pricing.
So here is our brand new offer!
Standard Pass: $499 -- $199.
Premium pass: $799 -- $399
Student Pass: $199 -- $99.
In addition, Group Passes are now available to groups of four or more people are attending IGEC together:
Group Standard Pass -- $149 per person.
Group Premium Pass -- $349 per person
Group Student Pass -- $59 per person
The number of special discount tickets and group discount tickets are limited, and may be sold out early. Secure your discounted tickets ASAP if you plan on attending!
Additional speaker and Panel Information
The keynote lecture of the conference will be given by Kim Phan, the Director of Esports Operations at Blizzard Entertainment. The conference will have three themes, Esports Business and Industry, Esports Pro Teams and Players, and Collegiate Esports & Special Session.
In the Esports Business and Industry session, Esports investors, members of Esports agencies, and the developers of major game titles including “Ghostcrawler” Greg Street, the lead game designer for Riot Games, will talk about how to further establish and maintain the Esports industry as well as the industries future.
The Esports Pro Teams and Players session will have more speakers that are at the center of the Esports scene. Current head coaches of professional teams, Byeong-hun “cCarter” Choi and Yeon-sung “iloveoov” Choi, and professional League of Legends players, Min-ki “MadLife” Hong and Sang-myun “Shy” Park, will share their experience and know-how as Esports players and coaches in the session. Also, Team owners including Jack Etienne of Cloud 9, Steve Arhancet of Team Liquid, and Noah Whinston of LA Valiant will share their stories on building pro teams.
Lastly, in the Collegiate Esports & Special Session part of the conference, Mark “Garvey” Candella the Director of Strategic Partnership at Twitch, Mark Deppe the Acting Director of Esports at UCI, and other speakers will talk about the development of collegiate and amateur Esports scene with the development of personal live streams and how collegiate/amatear Esports can contribute to the professional Esports scene.
In addition to panels and talks, a variety of events will take place for conference attendees. The finals of a League of Legends Collegiate tournament will be held at UCI Esports Arena with MadLife and Shy playing in a special exhibition match with fans. Signing events for pro players and gaming figures and photo opportunities with our cosplayers will happen throughout the conference in between panels. After the panels are are over, attendees who have purchased a Premium Pass will to join our IGEC Premium Networking Party. Their, all of our speakers, panelist, other Esports related personnel will celebrate with a night of food, drinks and ample opportunities for authentic networking.
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