Women’s soccer – the next e-sports powerhouse?

Monday 13 March, 11:15-12:15
UK HOUSE, Cedar Street Courtyard, SXSW

Women’s soccer is fast gaining huge global audiences and today’s spectators and participants expect to be digitally engaged while they watch. Whilst the “real” sports audience is developing, what opportunities exist to develop gamification and esports platforms in parallel? 

Join this interactive session to find out the opportunity for Manchester to engage global fans of both real and esports? And how do we ensure that gender inclusivity is a driver of both in real life and esports?

Manchester United, winners of the English Football League Cup in February, will be showcasing the impressive silverware within the Manchester takeover of UK House at SXSW on Monday 13 March. The trophy will be visible from 10am to 5pm for attendees to see and take photos with.

Hosted by:

Bev Craig

Bev Craig Leader of Manchester City Council

Andy Etches

Andy Etches Co-Founder & Sports Director, Rezzil

Michael Gibson

Michael Gibson Corporate Communications Manager, Manchester United Football Club