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Oklahoma State University
Center for Executive and Professional Development

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Tribal eSports Conference and Gaming Festival

Tribal eSports Conference and Tournament Event

Friday, March 8, 2019

OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK

  • eSports Conference and Panels
  • Competitive Tournaments, Watch or Play!
  • Virtual Reality (HTC Vive, 360° Omni, VR Bikes)
  • Vendors, Artists, Cosplayers
  • Free Play PC's & Consoles
  • So much more!

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Tribal eSports brochure

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eSports Gaming Festival flyer

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For more information:

405-744-5208

cepd@okstate.edu

Time Event
8:30 a.m. Conference Opens/Networking
9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction to Tribal eSports

W. Gregory Guedel, Ph.D. | Attorney | Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker LLP | Oklahoma City, OK

9:30 a.m.

eSports 101

Ramsey Jamoul | Chief Executive Officer | MidWest eSports | Wichita, KS

The fundamentals of the eSports industry will be explained, including games, leagues, and tournaments, along with the economic opportunities for Tribes connected with eSports events, branding and licensing, and team ownership.

10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.

The Growth of the eSports Industry

John Holden, J.D., Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Legal Studies | Department of Management, Spears School of Business | Oklahoma State University | Stillwater, OK

eSports is a billion-dollar global sports industry with nearly 500 million regular viewers – and growing. This session will explore the remarkable expansion of eSports events, fan participation, and revenues for leagues and venues.

11:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion – Gamer Perspective

Tate Rosencutter | Student President | Gamers of OSU (GOSU) | Stillwater, OK
(SPEAKER TBA)

This panel will cover a gamer’s perspective on what attracts them to a facility and eSport events.

12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:35 p.m.

Current Structure in Oklahoma Regarding eSports

Sheila Morago | Executive Director | Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association | Oklahoma City, OK

Sporting events on Tribal land create special considerations for Tribes, and creating an appropriate and efficient eSports regulation regime can help Tribes maximize opportunities to participate in national and global tournament events.

1:00 p.m.

Regulating eSports in Tribal Venues

Jamie Hummingbird | Director | Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission | Tahlequah, OK

Sporting events on Tribal land create special considerations for Tribes, and creating an appropriate and efficient eSports regulation regime can help Tribes maximize opportunities to participate in national and global tournament events.

2:00 p.m.

Monetizing eSports

W. Gregory Guedel, Ph.D. | Attorney | Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker LLP | Oklahoma City, OK
Dean Luthey | Partner | Gable Gotwals | Tulsa, OK

The numerous eSports revenue streams available to Tribes, including event and licensing components, will be discussed along with legal strategies for their protection.

2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion – Tribal Opportunities in eSports

Sam Caruso | Business Development Executive and General Manager Thunderbird Entertainment Center, Inc | Norman, OK
Skyelar Perkins | Senior Director | Slot Operations | Choctaw Nation Casinos | Durant, OK
Tyler Johnson | Director | Slot Operations | Osage Casinos | Tulsa, OK

The panel will share ideas and recommendations on how Tribes can maximize revenues opportunities in the eSports industry, develop sustainable activities based on a Tribe’s particular market location and venues, and develop a strategic plan for capitalizing on the continued global growth of the industry.

4:00 p.m.

Tour of eSports and Gaming Festival

Conference attendees will receive a guided tour of the competition area where the eSports tournament will be held, providing a direct view of the gaming systems and event logistics, and the opportunity to meet and speak with the tournament teams.

3:00 p.m. -  11:00 p.m.

eSports and Gaming Festival Commences

Hosted by MidWest eSports

Price:

$300 - Conference Registration Fee
Registration includes instruction, materials, lunch, refreshments, and entrance to the Esports and Gaming Festival.

Cancellation Policy:

Because of guarantee requirements for meal functions, cancellations must be received within 10 business days prior to the event. No refunds will be given after Feb. 22.

Hotel Accommodations:

Please note that OSU is a tobacco-free campus. Participants are asked to make their own hotel reservations.
Rooms have been blocked at the hotels listed below. (Group code: OSU Esports)

Hotel Address Phone Number
Atherton 103 Student Union 405-744-6835
Best Western Plus Cimarron Hotel & Suites 315 N. Husband Street 405-372-2878

Presenting Sponsor - $5,000

$1,725 gift, $3,275 non-gift

Gold Sponsor - $3,500

$1,015 gift, $2,485 non-gift

Silver Sponsor - $2,500

$1,035 gift, $1,465 non-gift

Bronze Sponsor - $1,000

$205 gift, $795 non-gift

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