Introducing the Inven Global Esports and Acadеmia Summit, happening September 17th-20th


Earlier in the month, we held our first-ever virtual esports conference -- The 2020 Inven Global Esports Conference (IGEC). For the past three years, Inven Global has been hard at work curating the most influential minds in esports business and hosting events to share their best practices across our international industry.  We all share a love of competitive gaming and IGEC has been a central point of high-level strategic discussions regarding how to best navigate our beloved space the farthest.

These events make me proud to work for Inven Global and are a humble reminder of all the hard work and innovative ideas our staff brings to the esports landscape.  So today, I am very excited to first publically announce our newest esports industry event (and direct partnership!)

[Register Today!]

The Inven Global Esports and Academia Summit (IGEAS) will be taking place on September 17th - 18th After two days of panels and networking, our partners at the Harrisburg University Esports Invitational take over the show with their massive 60+ team collegiate tournament in League of Legends and Overwatch!

This four-day virtual event is our most concerted effort to bring forth a summit of all of the most groundbreaking and successful collegiate and academic esports individuals, organizations, and thought leaders. Throughout IGEAS, attendees will network, meet new people, share ideas, and learn about the numerous opportunities within authentically produced collegiate esports events.

17th - 18th Panel topics include:

Understanding the esports ecosystem -- major players and future milestones
What the data says about Gen Z and gaming.
Why STEM students are so in love with esports.
Building an esports presence to build student confidence and engagement.
How to leverage gaming technology to teach vital life skills.
Neurodiversity and esports -- unlikely allies in the fight for student engagement.
How to empower your most involved gaming student leaders through an esports program.
Success stories: how esports put these schools on the map.
The straight truth: does gaming impair student learning?
Where’s the funding? How competitive gaming programs are well within your reach.
How can esports help at-risk students?
Esports is waiting -- the road path to your virtual events pivot.
Student built, student lived: how to best guide esports minded students.
Esports scholarships -- the battle towards creating the most compelling sponsorship.

19th - 20th Tournament:(Networking continues on IGEAS virtual platform!)

The largest collegiate esports tournament in the country is back—with a twist. The 2020 Harrisburg University Esports Invitational will be fully virtual in an effort to ensure the health and safety of the 500+ student-athletes who will participate. HUE will provide a welcome opportunity for students to show their skills and connect with the collegiate esports community across the United States. This year’s League of Legends and Overwatch teams will compete for a piece of the $20,000 prize pool.

This two-day tournament will match more than 60 collegiate esports teams (entry is currently open) in pool play elimination rounds on Saturday, September 19. Quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be held on Sunday, September 20. Games will be live-streamed with commentary from some of the industry’s most influential casters.


Want to get involved?

If you are interested in attending, please visit our Eventbrite page where you can purchase tickets. If you are a high school or college level student / recent grad interested in attending in order to network or seek employment in the esports industry, please email

If you are a student looking to invite multiple members of your esports student group, club, or team, please email and I'm sure we can work something out.

I'll see you on September 17-20th at IGEAS!

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