eSCon USA is a chance for everyone to connect with key players from the esports industry face-to-face: brands, game developers, teams, venues, media and more. This year, there are some big changes, including the addition of 24 pre-scheduled 1-on-1 meetings, and the launch of the Brand Research Council. There are also going to be eleven industry leaders sharing their knowledge about Brands, Localization, Investment and Fan Behavior.
The teams will train for multiple hours a day by playing games, going over strats, and analyzing other teams’ play styles and strategies with the help of their trainers and an on-site psychologist to give them a mental edge.
Fans can get in on the action by participating in the YouTube Redemption challenge, a series of voting battles between the teams’ fans that result in the loser being forced to undergo a challenge of the opposing team’s choice. The challenges will be recorded and posted on YouTube where the losers can relive their shame over and over for all of eternity. he battle of the fans runs from May 4th to May 18th, and features the chance to win some great prizes, including G2A.COM gift cards.