The world of esports is still young: the community is expanding, business models are fluid, and innovation never stops, as the industry looks to stay fresh and exciting.

Esports BAR is the world’s esports business arena, and our mission is to transform the sport of the digital generation into the future of entertainment.

We do this by gathering together industry leaders globally to shape the future of esports – a future that is bright.

Esports BAR is part of Reed MIDEM, the world-leading organiser of entertainment content events. Our roots stretch deep into the world of entertainment.

In 2017, Esports BAR Cannes launched onto the scene as a three-day event in February, in the same venue as the iconic Cannes Film Festival. Then followed Esports BAR Miami, held each September as a four-day event.
We like to follow the sun!

The global health crisis threw a curveball. We responded swiftly, taking Esports BAR Miami online in September 2020 to hold our first fully digital, four-day edition: Esports BAR+ Americas. That is, until we can meet again in person.

Esports BAR in numbers

95% media, advertising or digital participants are likely to return to get mentoring opportunities to explain esports market growth and how to invest in esports

80% satisfaction among participants whose main motivation is to meet targeted people to strike business deals with

Who attends Esports BAR events?
Anyone who is anyone in the esports universe attends the Esports BAR events, in Cannes or Miami, or both.

You will meet and connect with

  • Industry leaders and visionaries who set the pace.
  • Those at the core of esports – game publishers, streaming platform organisers, professional sports leagues, broadcasters, investors, marketeers.
  • The brands – new faces to esports and established players, looking for marketing opportunities to reach a growing global audience.

At Esports BAR, we provide an immersive experience – an arena for participants to step into, connect, be inspired and do business, while we are on the field, on the benches, ready to guide you. It’s about:

  • Connecting through ‘curated moments’ – whether through organic networking or pre-scheduled 1-to-1 matchmaking meetings.
  • Inspiration through insights – keynotes from high-level speakers, conference & panel sessions and mentoring workshops. We focus our content on Monetisation, Innovation, Investments & Audiences.
  • Doing business like never before – find your future partners and do deals for sponsorships, franchise partnerships, merchandising and licensing deals, broadcasting rights and much more.

Esports BAR brings speakers at the height of their game
Our events provide a stage for over 50 speakers – all stars in their fields – to inspire and to share. They range from legendary professional sports players, who’ve successfully turned their game to esports, to niche market specialists and key figures from the world of business.

We also talk about social inclusion, mental health, and working with young audiences, to help them grow as fans, as people and as community members.

Why not join us at Esports BAR to become the new game changer in the esports universe?

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