Cash in at scale on the esports explosion

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Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat

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The esports market is on fire. Last year 43 million people watched the League of Legends world championships, a multiplayer fighting game. And it's not a niche market of teenage boys in basements. A recent report found that 31 million people watch esports tournaments in the U.S., and more than double that -- 68M -- in China. And the question is -- how do you monetize that at scale? Look to the wild success of the Asia-Pacific esports companies. The companies who stage events like China’s 2017 Riot Championships, which posted more than 32 million viewers, have been able to compel customers to actually pay to view content, and even tip players, with the right streaming and payment technologies. Don’t miss this VB Live event for keen insights from leaders in the space on how U.S. companies can effectively operate globally or begin to expand globally. You’ll learn how to confront the challenges that scaling your audience can pose and improve it, from west to east, as you look to capture more of the global audience opportunity. Register now for free. You’ll learn about: * The opportunities provided by the growth in the esports streaming content market * What's causing the streaming content surge and market growth * The technology making this explosive esports growth possible on a global scale * Confronting the problems around scale in markets like China and elsewhere Speakers: * Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer, GamesBeat * Johannes Waldstein, CEO, FanAI Inc. * Roc Harry, Relationship Director, Worldpay * Carter Rogers, Senior Analyst, SuperData Research Sponsored by Worldpay

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