Events

Upcoming events

DATE: 4-5th June 2022

TIME: from 10:00am each day

Commonwealth Games: Australian Nationals

The AESA are searching for Australia’s leading talent to compete at the Commonwealth Esports Championships hosted by the Global Esports Federation as part of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in England this 7-8th August 2022!

The Australian nationals will take place online with the top competitors facing each other at the live National Trials Finals event hosted by the City of Gold Coast a Southport Sharks 4-5th June 2022.

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Location
Southport Sharks
Olsen Ave &, Musgrave Ave, Southport QLD 4215 Southport QLD

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Date: October 2022

Time: TBD

Esports Australia Summit 2022

The Esports Australia Summit 2022 brings together industry leaders and stakeholders to focus discussion on the Australian esports industry.

Details to be announced.

Past events

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October 2021

11:00am
AEDT

Esports Australia Summit 2021

The Esports Australia Summit 2021 is for all those who have an interest in learning more about the booming esports industry in Australia where video gaming becomes a sport. Audiences will learn from industry experts, key stakeholders, researchers and participants about new developments, challenges and opportunities the industry faces, industry growth and the ever changing landscape for esports.

The event is open to all ages and persons with free ticketing.

Join the Australian Esports Association (AESA) and esteemed panelists as we discuss the major movements our industry has experienced over 2021, esports in a COVID environment, what integrity in esports means, healthy participation and performance culture in esports, nurturing the culture of esports and the business of esports.

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Location
Online Event

2

December 2020

12:45pm
AEDT

Esports Australia Summit 2020

The Esports Australia Summit 2020 brings together industry leaders and stakeholders to focus discussion on the Australian esports industry.

2020 has been an interesting year for all, with esports enjoying explosive interest and growth as one of the thriving activities during lockdown.

Join the Australian Esports Association (AESA) and esteemed panelists as we discuss the major movements our industry has experience over 2020, esports during lockdown, crossovers with traditional sporting groups, developing infrastructure and major investment announcements, grassroots programs, accessibility, participation and education.

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Location
Online Event

21 October 2019

12:00pm
AEST

AESA Esports Masterclass Speaker Series – Session 3

Building a profile in esports: structuring players, personalities, and products

Success in esports is proving to be as much one’s ability to win tournaments, as it is to build a sustainable, well-structured brand. For many Australian participants, this is further complicated by the fact the majority of revenue pools lie offshore. As participants learn to build revenue, they must also consider its sources. This session takes us through that journey by looking at the hows of building a profile, to implications of having built one, and then to ensuring its sustainability as we move through 2019 and beyond.

Hear from Grace Watkins, Co-Founder, Click Management; Ben Neumann, Director, Tax, PwC; and Dominic Remond, CEO, Gfinity Australia.

Location
Australian Computer Society
100 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo

28 August
2019

12:00pm
AEST

AESA Esports Masterclass Speaker Series – Session 2

Legal and governance challenges for esports in Australia

Esports’ rapid growth presents opportunities but also challenges to its governance and regulation, including issues such as intellectual property rights, broadcast rights, integrity, and gambling. These are all matters that traditional sports deal with, but the nature of esports brings a whole new dimension. This session looks at some of the legal and governance challenges for esports and how these may play out as they grow in Australia.

Hear from Darren Kwan, AESA President; Hamish MacDonald, Advisor, SportAus; Jason Whybrow, A/g Director, National Integrity of Sport Unit, Office for Sport; and Sylvia Ng, Director, Legal, PwC. Each speaker will share their industry insights and perspective, and then participate in an open Q&A panel.

Location
Australian Computer Society
100 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo

8 May
2019

4:00pm
ACST

Gaming in Schools Forum

Examining the rising popularity of esports in the school setting.

In partnership with the AESA and RMIT University, the Commissioner for Children and Young People for South Australia presents this networking opportunity to bring esport industry professionals, educators, researchers, and sport and health program coordinators together for the first time.

This event will examine the rising popularity of esports in the school setting and the role educators and governments can play in ensuring it is a safe, worthwhile and sustainable activity for all young people who participate.

Location
Level 11
70 Franklin St
Adelaide SA 5000

7 May
2019

12:00pm
AEST

AESA Esports Masterclass Speaker Series – Session 1

The realities of commercialising esports in Australia

PwC estimates the global esports market to be worth nearly AU$1bn, with sophisticated teams, leagues, and dedicated stadium infrastructure. But is esports making money? And for who? This session looks at the realities of commercialising esports, generating revenue, and the reasons why some companies are starting to make serious, long term investments into the sector.

Hear from Lee Machen, Global GM of Gaming & VR/AR Sales, Intel, Steve Wherrett, Principle, One5fifteen Consulting, and Dave Shurey, Director, Strategy&. Each speaker will share their industry insights and perspective, and then participate in an open Q&A panel.

Location
Australian Computer Society
100 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo

What can the Australian Esports Association do for you?

Get in touch with us

 

The Australian Esports Association welcomes everyone to contact us.

Your input is valuable in helping to shape the future of the Australian esports industry.

Whether you are a player, fan or anyone else, we’d like to hear from you.

We want to know what you’d like to see from us and what can be done to grow esports in Australia.

Email: info@aesa.org.au