Garden Grove

E-sports event to be held in city

E-SPORTS are becoming a lucrative aspect of electronic gaming, and a related event will be held in Garden Grove’s Community Meeting Center (Flickr).

Not all the big money sports take place in a football stadium, baseball diamond or basketball area.

Taking its first big step into the billion dollar electronic gaming industry, the City of Garden Grove will co-sponsor an Esports Fast Pitch, Conference and Tournament event with Black Dog Gaming on Friday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave.

Esports Fast Pitch, Conference and Tournament is an opportunity to connect and network with leading e-gaming executives, investors, influencers, celebrities and other fellow gamers, as well as pitch e-sport or video game concepts.

A panel of industry leaders will discuss current and future trends and investment  opportunities in the market.  Speakers will include founder and CEO of Black Dog Venture Partners/Black Dog Gaming Scott Free; founding member of the rap group NWA and Black Dog Gaming partner Arabian Prince; General Manager and CEO of WorldGaming and College StarLeague Wim Stocks and angel investor Jeff Wang.

Other e-gaming presenters and vendor companies include Adverts, Dun Rite Games, Megafans and Infamy Fantasy Esports.

General tickets acre $69 per person and include event admission and participation in demos and panel discussions.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/esports-fast-pitch-tickets.

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