COVID-19 & Post COVID-19: The State of the Gaming & Esports Industry Webinar Happy Hour

Date: May 12, 2020

Time: 4:00–5:00 p.m. Pacific
7:00–8:00 p.m. Eastern

Location: Webinar (access instructions e-mailed upon registration)

Contact: Kristen DeCandia

The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down the U.S. and global economy and has required most of us to stay at home. As a result, many people have turned to gaming. According to several reports, gaming and esports are filling a much-needed void while we ride out the shut-in. COVID-19 will continue to change the gaming and esports industry as we move forward in both positive and uncertain ways.

This panel will discuss COVID-19’s effect on gaming and esports and, more importantly, its possible aftereffects in a post-COVID-19 world:

  • Will there be a return to normal?
  • Is a return to normal what we want?
  • What is the future of spectator venues?
  • Will revenue models change for the gaming and esports industry?
  • Has the status quo been forever changed?

Please grab your beverage of choice, whether coffee or cocktail, and join our amazing panel of industry stakeholders in this fascinating discussion.


  • Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, Attorney, Nixon Peabody LLP


  • Pete Vlastelica, President & CEO, Activision Blizzard Esports
  • Yvette Martinez-Rea, CEO, ESL Gaming North America
  • Michelle Robinson, Legal Counsel, FaZe Clan
  • Rishi Chadha, Head of Gaming Content Partnerships, Twitter
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