The digitally-native esports industry pivoted leagues, tournaments, workplaces, and conferences online last year, shifting business models with them. This adaptability earned the industry headlines across major publications during the shifting phases of the pandemic.
But the physical element has been sorely missed — expressed ad nauseam by ESI London attendees. The return of ESI London brought with it the comforting return of physical events, physical networking, and physical opportunities to keep up- to-date with the latest and greatest trends in the esports industry.
Esports Insider collated some of the brightest minds in the competitive video game sector to talk about sustainability, diversity, emerging opportunities and future trajectories — with full intent to repeat the experience across the globe in 2022.
For those who missed the event, or want to relive it — read on for a selection of the best quotes, lessons, and themes from the five panel tracks during ESI London 2021. The official event after movie and photo