Partners & Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Eventbrite is the world’s largest ticketing and event technology platform, powering two-million events around the world each year. From large-scale music festivals to intimate concerts, marathons and conferences, we help hundreds of thousands of organizers promote and manage their event, sell more tickets, and deliver experiences that enrich people’s lives.

Thuzi is a worldwide leader in technology that blends events, mobile applications and digital campaigns that are truly Social by Design. Events powered by the award winning Thuzi Event Pass Platform leverage Thuzi’s extensive social media experience and game changing technology. These capabilities help our clients turn “live” events into “life” events shared across social media to achieve unparalleled brand immersion and monetization.Thuzi’s event & mobile platforms power events of any size from single photo activations for one brand to many activations across multiple brands, using one powerful registration credential. Come see why leading agencies and brands such as UFC, MillerCoors, Honda, Microsoft and Oprah are choosing the award-winning Thuzi Event Pass Platform to power their events.

Today’s event organizer faces changing regulations, higher-than-ever attendee expectations and tighter-than-ever budgets. Experient is the global event management agency that helps you remove your toughest obstacles. We’re the partner that delivers results for your event – and for you.
MS Event Production is a boutique firm offering turnkey production solutions for festivals, events, concerts, trade shows, and activations. We offer an array of services and AV inventory that can be scaled from a basic rental to completely producing an event from start to finish. Having participated in everything from private home events and club shows to Comic Con and Coachella, MS Event Production can match the scale and scope of whatever your needs may be.

Premiere Sponsor

SquadUP provides hosts and event-goers with an immersive social event experience through their web and mobile devices. Hosts create a central, highly customizable event page and may send invitations, track RSVPs, sell tickets and collect donations. SquadUP transforms the event experience with an end-to-end, mobile first solution for event planning, messaging, image sharing and ticketing. No existing event platform provides a solution that spans planning, ticketing, messaging and photo and video sharing. Only SquadUP provides organizers with tools to continually engage event attendees before, during, and after the event. Don’t get stuck using a variety of platforms to engage attendees, as well as plan, ticket, communicate and share experiences. SquadUP is the comprehensive solution for event hosts of any size that allows for hosts and attendees alike to focus on making their event epic.

WorldStage provides Audio, Video and Lighting technologies to live event communities, specializing in developing unique and imaginative technical solutions. We create and deliver technologies that range from engaging an individual during an activation to delivering a transformative experience for an audience of thousands. Our 30+ year history and unparalleled technical expertise combined with an extensive R&D focus is why WorldStage is recognized as both a pioneer and leader in LED video, media servers, projection mapping, audio design and full-service lighting. This peerless combination of technology and expertise consistently positions our clients and partners as leaders in their own industries.


Drug Free Sport is a world-wide leader in anti-doping solutions, health education, and performance optimization for athletes and sport. Our partners include MLB, the NFL, the NBA, the WNBA, the PGA Tour, the LPGA, NASCAR, the CrossFit Games, the NCAA, the Big Ten Conference, the NAIA, esports events, and more than 300 colleges, universities, and amateur athletics organizations around the world. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-compliant testing for performance-enhancing substances and industry-innovating sport drug testing collection and education technologies are just a part of the comprehensive and confidential total solutions Drug Free Sport provides for drug prevention needs.

Located in the heart of Shanghai, a city of over 25 million people, the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) is the largest Western owned and run exhibition center in China. It is easily accessible via multiple metro and bus lines, is 20 minutes from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), and has parking for 4700 vehicles. With over 2 million square feet of ground level indoor space (spread over 17 column-free buildings), 1 million square feet of outside space, and 3 entry points, SNIEC is designed for adaptability.

  Content Partners

The Next Level is a Media Publication covering The Business of eSports. Media, Brands, Startups, Pro Teams, TV, Platforms and whatever comes next for eSports.

Media Partners

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GG Media Network is leading the industry across various games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national nonscripted content and shows. GG Media Network covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production, fully catering to the needs of the esport’s ecosystem.

Creative Partners

Ultimate is a highly specialized gaming and eSports innovation company with services ranging from strategic consulting & content production to creating lifestyle products & event experiences. Our team has the ultimate ability to apply our extensive gaming and Esports industry experience to help brand partners navigate the deeply nuanced global Esports game community and culture. Ultimate features venture backed innovations and initiatives in Esports lifestyle apparel, news content, VR and experiential design.
Based in London, Esports Insider is a media platform for Esports professionals. We feature the latest stories alongside opinion pieces and interviews with those making waves in Esports business. We also offer content creation services and produce industry events with our parent company SBC.
The Esports Observer is your one-stop-shop solution for the business of esports. Providing news, jobs and analytics for social media and streaming.
Dot Esports is the premier destination for Esports coverage online: League of Legends, CS:GO, Overwatch, FGC, and more.
Prime Advocates is a not-for-profit strategic business consultancy and social finance law-firm run by ex-City business consultants and lawyers helping to deploy money for good. We use our expertise in innovative entrepreneurship and our ecosystem to grow sustainable businesses and facilitate the delivery of social / environmental impactful customer or user engagement.”
Our network extends across many sectors from legal services, PR agencies, financial asset management to fashion and architecture. We would be happy to discuss how these organisations can be reached for XLIVE. Examples include:
Deloitte, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Linklaters, Orricks, BBB, Omnicom, BBB, Intel, Boening, Yunus Social Business, Oxfam, Car2Go (Daimler), Christies, C2 Montréal, Victoria Beckham, Foster & Partners, Thomas Heatherwick, Accenture, London Museum of Architecture, Zaha Hadid Architects, London School of Economics, University of Oxford, RiverRock European Capital LLP, Equilibrium Capital, Elizabeth Peyton Jones Fashion Fund, and many others. Based in Las Vegas, is a leading authority on the emerging intersection of esports and the commercial gambling industry.
Stuart is trusted and respected for creating and finding new revenue opportunities for media companies leveraging technology capabilities, products and services. His experience includes content production, acquisition, distribution and monetization across television, broadband and mobile platforms. He has held leadership positions within the cable MSO environment, leading technology companies and television commercial film production environments. Stuart created Media Bridges, LLC in 1996 with the explicit mission of helping content, distribution and technology companies extend and enhance their revenue and customer acquisition efforts across emerging technology opportunities. He earned his Masters degree in the Management of Technology from Polytechnic University NYU School of Engineering, his Bachelors degree from the University at Albany and is a member of the Directors Guild of America is one of the only outlets fully dedicated to the esports betting vertical. With daily coverage, an exclusive odds tracker, and regularly-updated market research, ESB offers a unique resource for appreciating the trajectory of betting on esports.
The National Sports Forum is the largest annual cross gathering of the top team sports marketing, sales, sponsorship, promotions and event entertainment executives from throughout the broad spectrum of teams and leagues, (e.g., NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, Minor Leagues, Colleges, etc.), in North America. The Forum meets each year for three-days of networking, idea sharing and listening to the industry’s top spokespeople, through numerous breakout sessions, panel discussions, networking events and keynote speeches.

The 23rd Annual National Sports Forum will be held February 11-13, 2018 in Frisco, Texas.

Whether you are an event coordinator, game developer, press reporter, dedicated fan or simply curious about game industry events, Events for Gamers has the latest event updates for you in one consolidated calendar. Not only is the site a resource, but it also is a vibrant community across multiple social networks.
Player 2 Studios is an eSports-focused sponsorship and marketing studio that connects brands with teams, publishers, and events.
Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The 2017 edition of the Canadian Music Week festival spans 4 nights from April 18-22 with over 800 showcasing bands at more than 40 music venues in downtown Toronto.
The Confluence is a full-service media agency that delivers best-in-class publicity, branding and content strategy to many of the world’s most influential brands, festivals, and artists. We help our clients make the biggest impact possible through our proprietary processes and the distribution of compelling content. We live for analytics and die for aesthetics.
Everfest puts your festival in front of millions of passionate, adventure-hungry festival fans each month. Attendees of XLIVE receive two free weeks of promotion to help grow your festival and an early invite to our premium FestClub rewards program. Email to get started today.
The Music Business Association is a non-profit membership organization that advances and promotes music commerce across all delivery models.
Welcome to Music Festival Wizard. We’re a small crew of dedicated festival fans rambling the country and writing about the experience. In our spare time, we’re building the largest database of music festivals on the Internet.
eSports & Casino Resorts presented by Naruscope is a two-day event in Las Vegas that will provide commercial gambling operators with a playbook for near-term integration of eSports while providing eSports stakeholders with a path to the unique opportunities offered by the casino resort environment.