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Thursday, September 3 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Cultivating Competition: An Inside Look at Gaming Venues and Grassroots Communities

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With cities across the US looking to get in on esports, new venues seem to be popping up left and right. But when catering to a digitally native audience, if you build it, will they come?

Hear from our panelists as they discuss what it takes to grow a competitive community from scratch, and how each of their venues serve as the glue to hold these communities together.

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Trey Fondren

CEO/Owner, Tourney Locator/FX Game Exchange
A man of many hats, Trey Fondren is the godfather of grassroots gaming in North Texas. As the Owner of FX Game Exchange, he's witnessed firsthand the growth of the esports space as his game store became the mecca of all things Smash in the South.Trey doubled down on his belief in... Read More →
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Jonathon Oudthone

President, Esports Venues LLC
Jonathon Oudthone has over 11 years of experience working directly in esports--with experience in event and broadcast production. From grass roots to the big stage, Jonathon has seen and developed all aspects of the industry and is most recently known for leading the design and development... Read More →
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Danny Martin

Co-Founder/CEO, Esposure
Danny is a visionary and thought-leader in the esports industry. As the Co-founder of Esposure Inc, he has aided in the professional development of students, interns, and post-graduates. These students have received esports scholarships and employment from acclaimed Universities and... Read More →
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Justin Varghese

Marketing Manager, North America, Dreamhack
Player turned play-by-play commentator, Justin Varghese brings a unique perspective to the esports space. Now serving as the North American Marketing Manager for DreamHack, Justin's role revolves around carefully planning and executing regional activations to galvanize key markets... Read More →

Thursday September 3, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am CDT
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