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Friday, October 28 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Elevating Gaming in the Black Community

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Playing video games has been stignatized by parents in the Black community, however today, professional gamers and esports teams can generate sustainable income through tournaments and sponsorships. Our panel of experts will break down how the Blacks community can turn gameplay into careers.

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Marcus Howard

CEO, MetArena
Marcus is a lifelong gamer, featured speaker and international startup advisor. He started his career in the gaming industry in 2013, launching ProjectMQ with his twin brother Malcolm to solve game discovery, the biggest problem in the global gaming industry. In 2019, Marcus and Malcolm... Read More →
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Danny Martin

Danny is a visionary and thought-leader in the esports industry. As the Co-founder/CEO of Esposure Inc. and Esports Subject Matter Expert at SMU, he has aided in the professional development of students, interns, and post-graduates. These students have received esports scholarships... Read More →
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Chibatta Mitch

Madden God
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Derek Watford

Director of Product Design, LeagueSpot
Derek Watford is the Director of Product Design at LeagueSpot. He is a military veteran and community activist who believes gaming was the gateway to his successful tech career. He uses that knowledge to help drive the gaming industry forward while advocating for diversity and economic... Read More →

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