2019.12.03 Tue

Announcement for the hosting of an e-sports business meet up

This is an announcement for the hosting of a business meet up from the Fukuoka e-sports Association (FeA).

With the theme of an “economic block formed by e-sports”, guests who are active on the forefront of e-sports have been invited to talk about their own thoughts, the latest cases, and the possibilities towards an e-sports economic block. The application is below. (*There are also plans for a get-together for the second group.)

【Participation application form (prior application system)】

Date and time: Friday, December 6th, 2019 6:30 p.m. ~ 9:30 p.m. (the entrance opens and admittance begins at 6:00 p.m.)
Venue: Elgala Hall Medium Hall (1-4-2 Tenjin, Chuo, Fukuoka, 7th floor)
Participation fee: FeA corporate members / FeA private members (free)
Non FeA members (¥1,000) *If accompanying a member, up to two people are free
Ryosuke Saito, DeNA Co., Ltd.
Shin Hinamoto, Mixi Inc.
Yohei Sakaidani, Toyama e-sports Association chairman
Hirokazu Shimizu, FeA director (Linked Brain Inc. president and CEO)
Kenichi Nakajima, FeA chairman

Guest introductions:
(1) Ryosuke Saito (DeNA Co., Ltd. Game Entertainment Division, Electronic Sports General Management Department)

After graduating from college in 1999, he worked for global companies such as P&G and Intel, as well as consulting firms, and in 2015, he was involved with the Japanese subsidiary of Riot Games. He has been active in a wide range of areas including introducing the computer game “League of Legends” to Japan, managing a professional Japanese e-sports league, and even training courses aimed at managing players and teams. He joined DeNA in September 2018.

(2) Shin Hinamoto (Live Experience Division, Live Entertainment Department chief)

With experience planning events and managing companies, he joined Mixi in 2016. As an event producer, in addition to the large scale “XFLAG PARK” event held once a year and the e-sports tournament “Monster Grand Prix”, he has been wholly involved in real world events related to XFLAG and Monster.

(3) Yohei Sakaidani (Toyama e-sports Association chairman)

In Takaoka, Toyama, he runs the bar “JOYN” that attracts gamers, and he is the organizer and supervisor of “Toyama Gamers Day” representing the Toyama e-sports Association. He also has experience winning prizes as “PUSHMAN”, such as earning 3rd place in the “Call of Duty: Black Ops” division at the 2011 e-sports Japan Championship.

(4) Hirokazu Shimizu (Linked Brain Inc. president and CEO)

He joined Linked Brain Inc. in July 2012, and he became its (current) president and CEO in October 2018.
With a focus on human capital specializing in the video game industry, Linked Brain offers services centered on human resources, and the development and management of video games. Even now as part his representative work, he runs the business as a mid-to-long term strategy supervisor by placing the developer first. He is also in charge of the commercialization strategy for a content economy and future digital content, and he is responsible for public relations and alliances in and outside Japan. He has formulated models for the coordination of industry, the government, and academia with regard to the video game industry, and he has promoted the commercialization of personnel training. He has served as the ambassador and concierge for a start up cafe in Fukuoka, and he has put efforts into supporting the promotion of start up ventures. With the BBA (affiliated with SoftBank), he has served as the head of the innovation department with a focus on digital content and advanced creativity.

Questions about this event to be directed towards:
Secretariat Nishida

Ryosuke Saito

Ryosuke Saito

Shin Hinamoto

Shin Hinamoto

Yohei Sakaidani

Yohei Sakaidani