In episode eight of our 16-part Complex Conversations series that took place at our first annual ComplexCon, we shine a light on the crossover success of professional gaming with a panel discussion titled, “The Business of eSports,” hosted by Imari Oliver.

Panelists include WME|IMG Global Head of eSports Tobias Sherman, video game producer and CEO of Echo Fox, Jace Hall, eSports consultant Monte Cristo, and world renowned producer/DJ Steve Aoki, who talk about their experience and involvement in the professional gaming industry.

"People watching people play video games is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Which is exactly what I said myself seven years ago... until I saw it," Sherman recalls. "This is what it must feel like for an NFL fan seeing and understanding football for the first time."

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