Monetizing the esports boom: How to launch an esports platform

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VentureBeat x Xsolla

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Right now, esports has a 495 million-strong and growing global audience. And it's surprisingly easy for developers and publishers to add tournaments, event streaming, and VIP content to their own platform to engage those millions of fans and players around the world. The opportunity is real: Tournaments, ranked play, and matchups encourage continuous and repeat game play as players compete to earn status, rewards, and prizes, both virtual and real. Plus, creating a global community with competitive game play through an esports platform enables your gamers to connect and play together, creating the kind of community that keeps players loyal. In this VB Live event, you'll learn some best practices into creating your own online esports and skill-based gaming platform and to safely and securely accelerate game commerce globally. Plus you'll hear about the tools you need to streamline and securely manage your fan and player engagement process, how to monetize your fanbase, and more. Attendees will learn about: - Creating a fanbase for your game and brand - Rewarding gamers who are loyal players - Monetizing the fan experience - Managing payment processing simply and safely Speakers: - John Fazio, CEO, Nerd Street Gamers - Niccolo Maisto, Co-Founder & CEO, FACEIT - Berkley Egenes, Vice President of Marketing focused on Game Commerce, Xsolla - Steve Peterson, CEO, StoryPHORCE Entertainment (moderator)

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