ggLeap CEO Speaks on SportsUNITED Esports Panel
On March 2nd, ggLeap CEO, Zack Johnson, was honored to be an addition to an esports panel for Indianapolis based tech catalyst SportsUNITED. This two day event was a prototype for what they hope to create as a technology hub and co-working space for those focused on technological innovations in the sports industry. Overall, close to 100 people came out to check out the co-working space prototype and to learn more about the booming esports industry.
Included in this event was a League of Legends scrimmage between esports club teams from IUPUI and Butler University, both striving for competitive esports programs at their respective universities. Each respective team fought valiantly, but the IUPUI Jaguars team came away with the win.
About the Esports Panel
The esports panel brought together individuals from different walks of the esports space to discuss the explosion of esports around the world and how it can specifically impact the Indianapolis community.
The panel was led by Lawrence Walter of Sports United and guests included the following: Cody Parrent, Director of Esports Operations with the Indiana Pacers, Zack Johnson, CEO of ggCircuit and founder of eBash Game Centers, Cara Barreto, CEO of GameOn Esports Center, and Noah Pumphrey, President of Gamers Hall @ IUPUI.
SportsUNITED serves as the catalyst for Indy’s SportTech community. They Connect, They Attract, They Accelerate. SportsUNITED is proud to partner with SportTechie, the leading media company focused on the intersection of both sports and technology. Via their global network of Meetups, SportTechie hopes to build local communities with shared interests who interact regularly to augment the conversation surrounding the growing synergy between sports and technology and its impact on the world. It is truly an excited market to be in and they hope events such as this esports panel continue to help grow their efforts.
For future Indianapolis esports panels, gatherings and events, be sure to check out and join their meet up page.