Milwaukee Hosts Inaugural Wisconsin Esports Summit in the Deer District | Sports Destination Management

Milwaukee Hosts Inaugural Wisconsin Esports Summit in the Deer District

Mar 09, 2022

Over 100 esports influencers and leaders will gather in Milwaukee’s Deer District on March 10 for the first ever Wisconsin Esports Summit. Presented by the MKEsports Alliance, this first-of-its-kind state event takes place in The Mecca Sports Bar & Grill (The Mecca) from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“The global esports – electronic sports – economy is now in the billions of dollars, demonstrating a worldwide interest and love of gaming,” said MKEsports Alliance’s Brandon Tschacher. “Business Insider Intelligence says esports viewership will grow to 646 million. Deloitte says esports investments doubled in 2018.”

And that impact is not just on the world’s stage.

“Over $330 million is added to our local economy thanks to Wisconsin’s growing video game industry,” Tschacher said. “Couple this with Milwaukee’s tech hub reputation as well as the city’s tech talent, and we are in a perfect position to dominate the esports market.”

MKEsports Alliance is hosting the Wisconsin Esports Summit to bring individuals and organizations together around the present and future of esports in the region. In addition to networking and gameplaying, guests will gain key perspectives as well as data during panel discussions and breakout sessions.

Sports Milwaukee is a sponsor of the event, and Sports Milwaukee Director Marissa Werner will be a speaker during the learning opportunities.

“Milwaukee has played host to esports events for over two decades now from the Midwest Gaming Classic to the Midwinter Gaming Convention. That is in addition to the solid gaming presence grown by local businesses, regional groups, and organizations such as the MKEsports Alliance,” said Marissa Werner, director of Sports Milwaukee. “Our esports scene is not only burgeoning, it’s thriving, making the Wisconsin Esports Summit a perfect fit for Milwaukee.”

About Sports Milwaukee

Sports Milwaukee, championed by VISIT Milwaukee, is charged with promoting the region as a destination for sporting events.? A proud member of Sports ETA, Sports Milwaukee aims to solicit, promote and enhance youth, amateur, and professional sporting events to create a positive economic impact.? Our vision is to be Milwaukee County’s premier sports organization for events and an advocate for health and wellness in the Greater Milwaukee area. For more information call (414) 287-6232 or visit  

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