Eric Jou

APJ Pubdev Lead, ESL Gaming

Eric is a gamer, writer, and marketing professional with more than 10 years working in the gaming industry. As the business development and partnerships lead at ESL Gaming Asia Pacific Japan, Eric is responsible for expanding ESL's brand of esports across the region. Originally from New York, he has been in Asia since 2010. His favorite games include Clash of Clans, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Fire Emblem.

Sessions by Eric Jou


Esports - the future of sports entertainment
Day 2 (UTC+8) - 14:20 - 15:20
Language: Mandarin/Chinese

A broad overview of the world of esports and where it's headed. How do Tournament Organizers, Publishers, Developers, Brands and the modern online gaming audience fits together, especially in the current climate. 

Session Key Takeaways: 

  • Esports is here to stay
  • Esports is not the next gold mine
  • How multiple parties need to come together to make esports work

Intended Audience: Publishers, Developers, Brands interested in getting into gaming, Esports professionals, and Government employees.