igec esports deep dive

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Andrey "Reynad" Yanyuk
CEO, Tempo Storm
Andrey "reynad" Yanyuk originally made a name for himself as one of the most influential players in Hearthstone. After building a massive individual brand off of tournament and streaming success, he founded the esports organization Tempo Storm. The company has since seen massive success in over 10 titles, established the highest trafficked website of any esports team, and accumulated one of the largest networks of streamers on Twitch. Andrey's accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as he was inducted into Forbes' 30 Under 30 class of 2017.
- Andrey Yanyuk: The Creator of the Mad Scientist Hunter Deck Dissects Esports
  • Place
    Crystal Cove Auditorium
    Time
    14:00 ~ 14:30
    Speakers

    Misconceptions about the Business of Esports

    With esports beginning its surge into the mainstream, more money and investment has flooded the space than ever before. Esports are seeing more new faces than ever before in the form of a new audience from skyrocketing viewership, new sponsors looking to make a splash, and traditional sports investors chasing familiar franchise models.

    With burgeoning interest in esports come many new questions and misconceptions. How viable is franchising? Where should you invest? What is an esport? In this talk, Reynad plays the devil's advocate to today's herd mentality in the business side of esports.

    Place
    Crystal Cove Auditorium
    Time
    14:00 ~ 14:30
    • Andrey "Reynad" Yanyuk
  • Place
    Doheny Beach
    Time
    17:00~17:30
    Speakers

    Hearthstone Pioneers Table: What Makes a Casual Card Game a Tier 1 Esport

    Hearthstone's Esports success has many fascinating qualities to it. Not only is it a card game that has made it into the mainstream, but its ability to deliver Esports to such a diverse fan base is simply unheard of. The traditional lines between the “casual crowd” and the “Esports fanatics” aren’t set in stone in Hearthstone, and this talk will explain why.

    Join Hearthstone pro Kranich and Tempo Storm CEO and Card Game veteran Reynad in this unfiltered, unapologetic discussion on what makes Hearthstone Esports tick.

    Place
    Doheny Beach
    Time
    17:00~17:30
    • Hak-jun "Kranich" Baek
    • Andrey "Reynad" Yanyuk