A new esports and competitive gaming production company named ESP Gaming has launched, with the aim of becoming the premier production company for esports and competitive gaming content creation.
With a team that boasts over 20 years of live events and production experience, including productions of events like the X-Games, Olympics, NFL and World Series of Poker, ESP Gaming is set to become an industry leading source of premium experiences and content for esports teams and gaming communities.
ESP Gaming kicks off with a strong lineup of productions for its partners CJ Network/Com2uS and Amazon Appstore, including the Summoners War World Arena Championship: World Finals which happened on Nov. 25 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and the Champions of Fire tournament taking place from Dec. 2-3 at Time Inc. Studios in New York.
The company currently offers three different areas of expertise.
- Best in class broadcast and digital production
- 1000s of hours of experience producing gaming content in over 15 countries
- Esports distribution experts
- Live sports quality meets esports production
- End-to-end league and tournament operations
- Talent and player management
- Online and live facilitation
- World class set design
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- Sponsorship and Ad Sales
- Influencer and Event Marketing
- Community building
- Experiential strategy and execution
ESP Gaming hopes to expand into partnerships with top gaming developers on PC, console and mobile in 2018.
The ESP Gaming team is headed by President Jeff Liboon, bringing years of prior work experience from his time with Amazon Appstore, Popcap Games and DoubleDown Casino/IGT Interactive.
He is joined by other industry leaders, including Chief Digital Officer Jr. McCabe, formerly of Time Inc.; Vice President of Operations David Lee, formerly of ESL; and Vice President of Production Mori Eskandani, who is also executive producer of many competitive sports programs such as Poker After Dark, the World Series of Poker and ESPN Billiards.
“Our production capabilities reflect the best of live sports production married with impactful storytelling,” said Liboon, President of ESP Gaming. “For our partners, this translates to the most premium competitive gaming content tailored for both streaming and broadcast television platforms within esports. In turn, this content helps game developers reach massive audiences with engaging narratives for both casual and hardcore gamers.”
In addition to its production capabilities, ESP Gaming is also offering ESP Labs as an investment arm for securing esports investments in games, platforms and products. This service gives partners access to ESP Gaming’s production services, distribution resources and gaming partnerships to help expedite growth.