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June Luncheon – ARE YOU GAME? The impact of eSports

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June 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Please join us for our June Luncheon.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
The Junior League of Houston


How ESports and the gaming industry are impacting big brands and Houston is setting the stage.

The world of competitive gaming, or Esports, has seen explosive growth with no signs of slowing down. Our panel of experts, moderated by Kube57’s The META co-host Chris Buckner, will discuss what advertisers are doing to tap into this new market and how Houston is evolving with this transformation.

The number of esports enthusiasts is estimated at 191 million people and growing Globally.

Video games have been around for decades, but experts are adapting to a major transformation occurring in the video-gaming space that will elevate players above the games. Live events have spectators flocking to venues, innovation hubs and more, to see these athletes show off their skills.

It is this transformation that is creating many new opportunities, including record levels of investment in esports teams and product placement.

Just as the major sports leagues have identified esports as the best way to connect with the next generation of fans, visionary venues, sports organizations, corporations, and non-profits can leverage the gaming phenomenon to attract the next generation of visitors and followers.


  • Lawson Gow : Founder and CEO of The Cannon, Cannon Ventures
  • Charles Adiukwu Jr. : Director & Producer, Co-Host of The META on Kube57 and Twitch. ESports Content Creator
  • Beryl Basham : CEO at One Earth Rising P.B.C.


  • Chris Buckner: Co-Host of The META on Kube57 and Twitch, Co-Founder and CEO Mainline.GG, Co-Founder of Cannon Venture

Meet the newly elected AAF-Houston Officers and Board members.

AAF-Houston Local Service Awards will be presented.

Thank you to our event sponsor: GOW Media