A new cadre of influencers from YouTube, Twitch, and even esports teams are providing a new channels to reach gamers, and game companies are scrambling to figure out the best way to reach these influencers.We re making it easier by bringing a panel of star influencers to GamesBeat 2016, our ninth annual gaming conference.

Some of his favorite games include the Portal franchise, Overwatch, and Resident Evil 2.And we re rounding out the panel with Noah Whinston, the 21-year-old CEO of The Immortals, a professional esports team that includes some of the best players in the world for Counter-Strike:Global Offensive and League of Legends.

Now he s the cofounder and CEO of a team with an all-star roster of investors, including CrossCut Ventures managing director Clinton Foy.Our theme is The platform awakens: A new hope for the game industry.

Our previously announced speakers include:Mike Minotti is the community manager at GamesBeat, but he also handles plenty of writing duties.

He joined Blizzard in 2013 as chief of staff, and he has been instrumental in helping the company s senior leadership team improve the operations of its global business.

He has had a 25-year career, starting in law.Tammy Levy, the director of product at Kongregate; Greg Canessa, the senior vice president of GSN Games; Chris Heatherly, the senior vice president of Disney Mobile Games; and David Pokress, the senior vice president of monetization and publisher relations at AdColony.

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