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Susie Kim
General Manager at London Spitfire
When it comes to managing, advocating for and understanding pro players, it's hard to find someone more experienced than Susie "LilSusie" Kim. A veteran of the eSports industry, she has served as a host, caster, interviewer and translator for esports events and major tournaments. Seen by many as a bridge between Korean and North American esports communities, Kim is equipped with a unique perspective on the differences and similarities between both of them.

Now as the recently announced General Manager of London Spitfire, she leads arguably the most skilled Overwatch players in the world through the trials and rigors of the Overwatch League, providing the keen expertise needed to make sure raw talent stays up to the task of competing at the highest level.
  • Place
    Crystal Cove Auditorium
    Time
    11:00 ~ 12:00
    Speakers

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Life as a League of Legends Pro

    They were High School students who chose an unconventional and uncertain future. Then, Pro gamers who became a worldwide stars. Now, veterans who lived through the entirety of League of Legends professional history.

    What is the life of a professional gamer? Madlife and Shy, the once legendary names known by all of League of Legends Esports fans, share their story. Both with eight years of experience competing at the highest level, they now share valuable insights on the beginning, and the end, of life a professional gamer. A must attend to panel for those wanting to understand the full breadth of a pro-gamers career.

    Place
    Crystal Cove Auditorium
    Time
    11:00 ~ 12:00
    • Min-ki "MadLife" Hong
    • Sang-myun "Shy" Park
    • Susie Kim
  • Voice Chat Off: Working and Playing as a Woman in Gaming

    Conversational in nature, unfiltered in delivery, this panel serves to illuminate the challenges and realities of working and playing in the gaming industry as a woman. Navigating a male dominated field that, historically, has failed to appeal or market itself towards girls of any age has created real obstacles for the women looking to turn a love of gaming into a full time career. This panel discussion followed by a Q & A session will discuss theses issue while providing insights on how to overcome them.

    Place
    Emerald Bay
    Time
    13:00~14:00
    • Courtney "GlitchxCity" Williams
    • Mandie Roman
    • Skye "Nightris" Bui
    • Susie Kim
    • Giselle Sturdevant
  • Place
    Crystal Cove Auditorium
    Time
    14:30 ~ 16:00
    Speakers

    More Than Culture: How Korea Is Fostering the Next Generation of Fakers

    Anyone and everyone knows that Korea is leading the forefront of the Esports Market: they have been for 20 years. However, can they truly explain why? Instead of just accepting that “Koreans are better at Esports” this panel serves to explain the specific and exact techniques that coaches in Korea use to turn young gamers into international champions.

    Learn from four indisputability successful Esports coaches that have managed players and teams in the most competitive environments imaginable. They’ve felt the pressure, lived through defeats, celebrated victories and now they have come to the US to share techniques Korea is currently using to create the next generation of Fakers

    Place
    Crystal Cove Auditorium
    Time
    14:30 ~ 16:00
    • Byeong-hun "cCarter" Choi
    • Sang-yong Han
    • Yeon-sung "iloveoov" Choi
    • Yun-sang Choi
    • Susie Kim