Collegiate Esports:
State of the Game(s)

Collegiate Track

10/08/20, 10:30AM - 11:30AM PT

About the Session

Join the collegiate esports leads from Blizzard Entertainment and Riot Games for a moderated 'State of the Union' on their games, initiatives, and collegiate tournaments.

Topics will include overview of their upcoming seasons, new improvements this year, and support of community initiatives. We will also explore their visions for the future of their games in the collegiate space and challenges they face developing the collegiate ecosystem.
Jake Astin

Jake Astin

Associate Product Manager, Blizzard entertainment

Jake Astin is building Activision Blizzard’s collegiate gaming programs and is responsible for company efforts in the collegiate business development space including partnerships with Coca-Cola, ASUS, and SteelSeries. He is a proud MBA alumni of the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

J.T. Vandenbree

Associate Esports Manager of College, Riot Games

J.T. is the Operations and Championships lead at the RSAA and Associate Esports Manager at Riot Games. He brings lessons learned from ten years of esports experience across international, professional, developmental, and amateur competitions. He is an alumni of the University of California, San Diego.