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Pro Skater Tony Hawk Features at Esports BAR+ Americas

Professional skater and one of the world's most recognized action-esports figure Tony Hawk will be speaking at the Esports BAR America's digital conference from 22-25 September 2020.

Tony Hawk held the title for world skateboarding champion for twelve consecutive years, the most recognized action-sports figure on the planet, Tony’s brand includes the billion-dollar Pro Skater™ franchise.

In a fireside chat, Esports - A driving force, Tony will discuss his life and esports, how he started out and how he sees the future. Drawing on his own incredible and unrivaled career, he will also explore how esports can help young people’s self-development and their aspirations to become professional athletes. The support and nurturing of the next generation of talent is imperative to Tony; as a role model for fans of all ages, his Tony Hawk Foundation has donated almost $8 million to over 600 skatepark projects throughout the world. Tony says, “I’m looking forward to my chat at Esports BAR+ Americas. I’ll be happy to share my experiences and insights, especially if it can help to inspire kids to strive to be their best selves and the ultimate pro athletes. It’s so important for the industry they’re entering into to support them in the most meaningful way.”

Esports BAR Director, Arnaud Verlhac, says, “We’re really excited to be welcoming Tony to Esports BAR+ Americas. His experience, sporting achievements and the contribution he’s made to the industry are unparalleled. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to listen to his insights, which are sure to prove both fascinating and inspiring to our delegates. We can’t wait!”

Across the 4-day digital event, Esports BAR+ Americas will also explore the themes of Monetisation, Innovation, Investments and Audiences, look at the growing connection between sport and esports, and touch on the importance of education in this ever-growing sector of the entertainment industry. Most importantly at such an uncertain time for the commercial world for its international delegates, it will feature a targeted networking platform, enabling 1-to-1 business meetings.

Esports BAR+ Americas will be an entirely online event, 22-25 September. Program, speaker details, and registration information can be found here.

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