The New York eSports Summit
The New York eSports Summit brings representatives from major competitive games to the same table for one night only. What do these games have in common? What success and challenges do they share? What do we all want for the future of eSports to look like and how can we make that future happen?
The NYU Game Center, in partnership with Red Bull in anticipation of the 2013 Red Bull Battlegrounds, are excited to welcome Sean ‘Day9′ Plott from Starcraft, Travis “SotLTravis” Gafford representing League of Legends, Ryan ‘Gootecks’ Gutierrez of Street Fighter, and Rod “Slasher” Breslau of Gamespot to New York City to discuss this vibrant and growing sector of the games industry and culture.
We invite you to join us and hear these leaders in eSports share their opinions and we welcome you to come with your questions. This event is free and open to the public.
Then on Saturday, November 23, see high level eSports competition at it’s best in as eight of the top StarCraft players in the world fight it out at the 2013 Redbull Battlegrounds.
And we’re going all out on eSports at the Game Center the whole week!
Tuesday, November 19, 7pm, 2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor- Michael Brough
The designer of some of today’s most innovative and genre defining local multiplayer games, Michael Brough, will be here to talk about his approaches and challenges to designing Glitch Tank, SMESPORT, and local multiplayer games in general. After the talk, stick around for a Glitch Tank and SMESPORT mini tournament! RSVP for Michael Brough’s talk here.
All week, November 18-22, 721 Broadway, Lower Level Lobby- “Games With Friends”
The Tisch Open Library is showcasing indie local multiplayer games, featuring Tennes, Nidhogg, Super Crate Box, and two games with a growing competitive potential, Towerfall and SlashDash. You can visit all week to play the game and get some practice. You’ll need the practice because on Friday November 22 you’ll want to test your skills in a SlashDash + Towerfall Tournament! RSVP for the tournament here.
The Field-1 cabinet will be at the ‘Game With Friends’ curation all week. The team will also be at the eSports Summit and the Battlegrounds!