October 12-13, 2022
New York, NY


About Esports Rising

Convene, Converse & Connect


This year’s Esports Rising event will include an off-site welcome reception on the evening of Wednesday, October 12 to allow attendees additional networking and deal-making opportunities.


The next day, October 13th, SBJ and TEO will unpack the esports ecosystem with esports stakeholders weighing-in on the state of the industry post pandemic and the opportunities ahead.


SBJ and TEO are excited to announce the Esports Rising Awards which will honor organizations that have shown outstanding work the past year. The winners will be selected by the SBJ and TEO editorial staff and featured in SBJ in September. The winners will also be recognized during a brief award ceremony at the conference on the 13th. For award criteria and additional information click here.



  • Organization on the Rise Award
  • Arising Brand Awareness Award
  • Esports Rising D&I Award
  • Esports Tech Innovation Award
  • Esports Rising Above Award


To conclude the event on the evening of the 13th, attendees will have the opportunity to attend the League of Legends Worlds competition at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theatre and experience gaming first-hand at one of the biggest esports events in the world.


We hope you will join us for what promises to be a dynamic few days.

Attendee Description
Various stakeholders in the esports industry: team owners and investors, game developers/publishers, teams and leagues, tournament organizers, agencies, venture capitalists, content creators, media companies/distributors, research companies, technology vendors, colleges and college conferences, gamers, sports marketing agencies and corporate sponsors, that have an interest in the competitive gaming industry.





We encourage all attendees to be fully vaccinated and recommend taking a test within 24 hours of the beginning of SBJ events. Most municipalities no longer require proof of vaccination for COVID-19 to participate in public indoor activities, including the various SBJ events. All attendees will receive a colored wristband indicating their social distancing preference and masks will be available.

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