Esports

This year’s conference continues to showcase thought-leadership in esports by featuring esports panels and activities for the 8th straight year!

2019 Esports are still in the works, but you can see what happened last year:

2018 MIT SLOAN SPORTS ANALYTICS CONFERENCE Esports

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Saturday, February 24 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Competition Room

Esports is experiencing explosive growth. However, with hundreds of millions of players in various games, only the top 20 ~ 50 of each game are recognized. What’s required for esports to hit parity with traditional ball and stick sports with their plethora of Recreational Leagues, Amateur leagues, and College Teams?

Speakers
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Saturday, February 24 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Competition Room

Don’t miss your chance to witness renowned SSAC panelists go head to head in a League of Legends celebrity showdown!

Watch Ryan Edens, Kirk Lacob, Jeremy Lin, and Sebastian Park make the switch from panelists to competitors. This special feature matchup takes our special guests to Summoner’s Rift joined by local Bostonians: the MIT and Harvard varsity players.

Speakers
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Saturday, February 24 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Competition Room

For the second straight year, the conference is bringing the esports action to Boston in a big way, with a classic rivalry and one of esports’ biggest titles. Join us as Charles River rivals Harvard and MIT take the clash from the classroom to Summoner’s Rift in a very special game of League of Legends. The match will feature varsity squads from both historic Boston universities, and a taste of what traditional sports can bring to the esports world.

 

Jimmy Almgren-Bell
Jalen Chow
Zachary Goddard
Sam Markowitz
Kody Stremick
Jennifer Tu

         VS.         

 

Benson Chen
Osmany Corteguera
Alex Katz
Aaron Sipser
Lawrence Sun