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Session Name: eSports Day: Building eSports: Twitch, 'Rocket League', and 'H1Z1: King of the Kill'
Speaker(s): Nick Allen, Chris Wynn
Company Name(s): Twitch, Daybreak
Track / Format: Design
Overview: This session contains two 30-minute talks. First, Twitch VP of eSports Nick Allen walks through Twitch's unique role in identifying the potential of 'Rocket League', helping build its grassroots eSports scene from the ground up, and nurturing it into a sustainable competitive ecosystem. Next, Chris Wynn of Daybreak will explain the key factors that the 'H1Z1: King of the Kill' team focused on early in the dev cycle to target the eSports market, simple game concept, emergent experiences for players and viewers, and building the community into the game's core, and go through the Daybreak team's hits and misses in the development and live management of an eSport.

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