Partners & Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

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

Presenting Sponsor

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.

Supporting Sponsor

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.

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.

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.

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.