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February 27, 2019
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NAB Show to Feature New 'Esports Experience'

-- Professional gamers to participate in Main Stage session, including Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel --

WASHINGTON, D.C. – WASHINGTON, D.C. – NAB Show is introducing the “Esports Experience,” a new exhibit floor destination located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The interactive area features exhibits, a theater and educational programming that showcase the latest online gaming trends and content delivery technologies. The 2019 NAB Show will be held April 6-11, with exhibits April 8-11.

Sessions will examine the overall landscape of the increasingly popular live gaming industry. Examples of topics include branding, media rights, in-game camera systems, streaming, monetization, consumer engagement and game development, among others. The Esports Experience will include a live gaming component, in which attendees can observe professional teams and also have the opportunity to play themselves.

The Esports Experience houses a built-in recording studio, in which popular gaming radio show CheckPoint XP will conduct live interviews with NAB Show speakers, industry leaders and influencers.

Additionally, NAB Show will feature a Main Stage session titled “The Esports Evolution: What’s Next in Gaming” on Wednesday, April 10. Panelists will discuss trends and technologies impacting both players and content creators. Participants include professional gamer and founder of ReadyUp Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel; Detroit Renegades Co-owner Chris Roumayeh; Ari Segal, CEO, Immortals, LA Valiant & MIBR; and compLexity Gaming Chief Media Officer Cam Kelly.

Esports professionals and fans will also have the opportunity to network during an industry meet-up held in the Esports Experience on Wednesday, April 10 at 4:30 P.M.

Current Esports Experience sponsors include Akamai, Beasley Broadcast Group, eBlue, Grass Valley, IHSEusa, LLC and The Switch.

Additional esports-focused sessions are listed here.

FREE NAB Show press registration is available here.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 6 - 11, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV, USA, is the world's largest and most comprehensive convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With nearly 100,000 attendees from 165 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and fuel the digital storytelling economy. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.