Syracuse trails N.C. State, 42-29, in the 4th quarter in Raleigh

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Intel and ESL launch Global Esports Forum

first_imgIntel and ESL have today announced the inaugural Global Esports Forum, a one day esports conference for brands, sponsors, analysts, investors and media in the esports space. The event will take place on March 1st, 2018, one day before IEM Katowice gets underway in Poland. The theme of the day is: Unleashing the Next Billion Esports Fans. The Global Esports Forum has invited 500 industry executives for a one-day programme with panels, keynotes, deep dive tracks, data presentations, and networking opportunities. This forum will feature four tracks:Main Track, featuring panels and keynotes that address the most current themes in the esports industry, including the future of esports structures, marketing strategies, and technology that will help unlock esports for the next generation of fans and players.Speakers featured include: John Bonini (VP/GM of VR, Esports and Gaming, Intel), Ralf Reichert (CEO, ESL), Nicola Piggott (The Story Mob), Victor Goossens (Co-CEO, Team Liquid), and Luis Correia (CEO, Polaris Sport). Deep Dive sessions, featuring workshops and presentations from industry experts in the fields of investment, branding, communications & public relations and esports infrastructure development.Presenters featured include Michal Blicharz (VP Pro Gaming, ESL), Arnd Benninghof (CEO, MTGx), Vera Wessolek (Mercedes-Benz), and Viktor Wanli (CEO, Kinguin). Data Track, featuring international research firm Newzoo, who will present the latest findings from the Global Esports Report. Delegates will be able to review the latest data and demo Newzoo’s proprietary Data Explorer for more insights into the esports market. Invite Only Expert Discussion, led by the head of UK’s Women in Gaming initiative, David Smith, this will be a workshop focused on reviewing existing and planned initiatives for increasing and maintaining female participation in careers in tech, gaming and esports.center_img Esports Insider says: It’s great to see Intel and ESL take the initiative and invite those attending Katowice to knowledge share and learn. With Esports BAR finished, and the Esports Insider Super Forum fast approaching – there’s a host of top tier events for those interested in learning more about the esports world.last_img read more

WHS band receives “I” rating at Kansas State Fair; gigs start to come its way

first_imgby Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School band, consisting of 37 ensemble members and four color guard, traveled to the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson and received a I rating recently.“We normally do pretty well with that particular performance,” said Band Director Ben Olson, who is in his second teaching year here. “Last year we also received a I.”The first performance was a parade competition, where the band marched down Main Street of Hutchinson for about six blocks and played the school fight song. They were judged on stepping, line spaces, drum line, drum majors and color guard.“It was a great performance to see where we’re at and what we need to work on,” Olson said. “They did really well, but it was not a perfect performances. We will know our spot as we progress.”This year, the band also performed a secondary performance, which included two songs from their marching band show, a melody of Queen songs and “Dream On” by Aerosmith.“We are planning a bigger marching band performance in October, so this was a great way to see where we’re at,” Olson said. “They did really well and worked really, really hard for those ratings we received, but we still want to be better.”The parade performance lasted 10 minutes, including drum line cadences. The other performance lasted about five minutes, but they play really fast.“I think last year it was a learning experience for everybody, how they play and how I teach,” Olson said. “Comparitively, they are playing 100% better, now we have found the rhythm between the music director and ensemble. The progress is amazing with what they worked toward and where they are now.”The recent mattress sale raised $5,000 for the band.“The marching parade performance was really, really good,” Olson said. “We spent quite a bit of time working on the fundamentals to make sure we’re in step and on the correct foot. I drilled them a lot in the first part of camp, and we will continue as the year goes on.”Olson said the performance at the fairground was pretty average.“It was pretty average, it wasn’t perfect, but it was good, there were some balance issues,” Olson said. “We weren’t playing as one band, with a few individuals, you could hear just their sound, and we need to hear the sound of the band together as one. We know that’s an issue, so we are working on that. The individuals who stood out backed up, and the others stepped forward, so now we have a good balance in band. We have learned a lot about our sound to learn how to blow the judges away. When we came back from the fair, we knew what we had to do, so far it’s been awesome.”For the most part, Olson said, all three of their songs are memorized, and they are working into movement for football games.” We will do one of our songs on Friday,” Olson said. “For the last game of the year, will do a full show, as well as take our performance to Arkalalah. Then in November, we have been invited to play halftime of the Southwestern game. We’re getting noticed, that’s pretty cool. We want to get noticed in a big way, that’s what our hope it.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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