Ahead of ESI Digital Winter day two, Esports Insider has gone through some of the key talking points discussed across day one of the event to ensure that everybody keeps up to date with the major conversations currently occurring in the industry.

There’s still time to purchase a ticket for ESI Digital Winter, which provides access to day two’s live agenda and networking. This article looks to provide a recap of yesterday’s takeaways, however, there is still much more to offer through our session VODs, all of which from across both days will be made available to attendees post-event.

ESI Digital Winter Local Economic Impact of Hosting a Major Esports Tournament Panel

What is the local economic impact of hosting a major esports tournament? 

Following opening remarks from Esports Insider’s own Managing Director and Co-Founder Sam Cooke, the virtual conference kicked off with a panel discussion focusing on the economic impact of hosting a major event in esports.

Speaking about the economic benefits of esports events Ronnie Hansen, Director of Sport, Culture and Media, Geelmuyden Kiese commented: “Esports events are truly international events; traditional sports are also, but the critical mass for those is domestic. Esports events are truly international.”

As a result of the global appeal of esports, it was agreed by the panel of experts that major events in esports do have the potential to help drive revenue