The 2023 UC Esports Initiative Symposium brings together scholars, industry professionals, and gaming enthusiasts to delve into the multifaceted world of esports. This free, public symposium aims to foster meaningful discussions on key aspects of esports, including the business landscape of the industry and the health and wellness of esports athletes.  By exploring these vital topics, we aim to promote the continued growth and sustainable development of the esports ecosystem.


Thursday, October 19, 2023


1:00 pm - 1:15 pm (PT) 


Mark Deppe

Director, UCI Esports

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm (PT)

Panel 1: Business of Esports

Henrik Cronqvist

Dean & Professor, Chapman University

Matt Archambault 

Business Development, Riot Games

Jason Chung

Director of Esports & Assistant Professor, NYU

Wim Stocks
EVP, Belong Gaming & Vindex

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (PT)

Panel 2: Health & Wellness in Esports

Bowen Chung

Professor, UCLA School of Medicine

Jane Konidis

Director of Gaming and Esports Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Ryan Terao

Clinical Esports Psychologist

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm (PT)





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