Partners & Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting For more information, go to or

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.

FISH is the Live Event Operating System for many of the world’s most iconic events, including NFL Super Bowl, MLB, NHL, and NBA All Star Games, US Open Tennis, CMA Festival, and corporate conferences such as DreamForce. The FISH platform leverages RFID, BLE, and Mobile Technology to track attendee behavior, make events more experiential, and drive new digital sponsor revenues.

Supporting Sponsor

Connect&GO is RFID. RFID Access Control, RFID Cashless Payments, RFID Sponsor Activations. From eSports to world tours to music festivals, Connect&Go is pushing the boundaries of technology and experiential so that the participant’s experience is at the core of its offering.
Backstage Networks

Backstage Networks (BSN) is THE IT expert for the the touring, festival and event industries. BSN is a licensed telecommunications carrier, facilities-based VoIP system operator and world-class venue IT operator. With over 20 years of experience in providing complex fixed and temporary wired and wireless infrastructure, BSN is the most experienced and capable service provider for sports, entertainment and commercial tours, festivals and 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.


ShowClix is the platform built by fans of live events to help organizers grow their businesses. Our experts provide event technology and professional services that support our partners through the entire event life cycle. Iconic brands like New York Comic Con, The Gold Group, The Daily Show, and MoMa choose ShowClix to power their events.

Access Event Solutions

At ACCESSTM Event Solutions, we design and manufacture top-quality event credentials (backstage passes, conference badges, sports media credentials, and more) and develop innovative event management software and solutions for the world’s most image-conscious events, brands, sports teams and entertainers.


Content Partner

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.

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. 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.