We recently posted a story in which a young couple went on Divorce Court, with the husband accusing the wife of sleeping with the entire Wu-Tang Clan. After she came home around 7am in the morning, Nathan Sellers claims that wife, Lia, was too busy giving “Wu some Tang,” which she completely denies. Lia explains that she had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hang out with the members of Wu and got caught up “politicking” rather than serving up the her Tang.After catching the story, Wu’s manager Simon Green completely denied that and sexual activity ever took place, via his Instagram. He later corroborated the story in an interview with The Mirror saying, “The Wu-Tang Clan are polite and well mannered boys and sometimes girls mistake signals as friendliness,” he said, adding, “I have a general rule – no girls on the bus unless they want to talk about music, politics or chess.”Method Man even chimed in, responding to Green’s post in nothing short of gentlemanly fashion, “That shits fake I would’ve remembered her,” Method wrote. “I would’ve spotted her and said which one of u bitches brought the chaperone… She’s clearly an old-er thot.” He added in a separate post, “And should know better with her old ass.”Apparently that “thot” needs to know better, because even Wu lives by the philosophy that “The game of chess is like a sword fight, you must think first, before you move…”. Always think first before you move, or you might just end up on Divorce Court.
The ESI Digital Summit is the exclusive online version of Esports Insider’s industry-leading esports business conferences. Alongside brand showcases, discussions on pressing topics, and ample networking opportunities are debates.On the first day of the event, May 26th, there will be a dedicated track just for debates. Prominent figures and behind-the-scenes pioneers will delve into numerous topics that make up the past and present of esports as part of our ‘Think’ series.Listen in as leading luminaries from esports provide their analysis and perspectives, allowing you to be better attuned to the ever-changing circumstances of the industry. Let’s take a look at some of the topics on the agenda.Great debates at the ESI Digital SummitIs the esports calendar getting too crowded?More titles, more tournaments, more players – more enjoyment? With new games entering the market and quickly meeting the demands of a competitive community – think Fortnite, Apex Legends, or VALORANT – naturally comes an increasingly-crowded esports calendar.The competitive faction of gaming is vastly growing year-on-year, and it had already been effectively impossible to stay on top of the entire industry. Should spectators pick their favourite games and simply follow those instead of being a fan of ‘esports’ as a whole? Should there be less action so we can all stay on top of the daily occurrences? Image credit: Riot GamesHow integral is the development of media rights in esports to the industry at large?In the past 12 months, media rights deals have become a bigger piece of the pie when it comes to revenue for tournament organisations. Despite esports being a predominantly-digital industry, we’ve observed an increase in linear TV broadcast deals.With ESL and DreamHack coming together to forge the ESL Pro Tour, for example, the MTG-owned tournament organisers have been able to sell such rights more than ever before – and for a higher cost, too. With monetisation on the tip of every industry person’s tongue, how integral is the development of media rights to esports?What’s next for esports-related venues of all shapes and sizes post-quarantine?The likes of Allied Esports and Nerd Street Gamers are working hard to develop physical locations dedicated to esports in the West, but COVID-19 has shown the vulnerability of such an endeavour.Their ambitious plans are in action, despite the ongoing obstacles in place, but what’s next for them once limitations are lifted? How will things change moving forward? Has this unfortunate situation opened their eyes to supplementary and complementary business ventures? This session will tackle all of these topics and more. Photo credit: Nerd Street GamersThe bubble won’t burst, but the dam is leaking – should we expect consolidation in esports in 2020?There are a lot of companies in esports, with new ventures being launched each and every week. The industry has no major barrier to entry so it’s easy to get started, and it’s an attractive prospect for many when you listen to the narratives of esports being the ‘next big thing.’ From a competitive organisation to a media endeavour, companies of all shapes and sizes are popping up.Some people believe that consolidation is the key to battling the lack of cashflow we see in certain sectors of the industry, with companies joining forces to strengthen their market share and cut some costs. This debate will posit the potential benefits and pitfalls of such moves.If this small selection of debates piques your interest, the ESI Digital Summit can provide much more value for you. Secure your spot while you can! Powered by Bizzabo Powered by Bizzabo 5E2E02C6-FB4F-4464-A3E3-9FD57411954E Created with sketchtool. ! Individual Purchasers and UK may be purchased by anyone. If you are a business in the EU VAT Area (outside the UK and Isle of Man) you may purchase an EU Company Pass by providing a valid EU VAT number. If you are a business registered outside of the EU VAT area you may purchase a US & International Companies pass. Powered by Bizzabo 5E2E02C6-FB4F-4464-A3E3-9FD57411954E Created with sketchtool. ! This pass is only for companies registered in the European VAT area (excluding the UK and Isle of Man) only. You must provide a valid VAT number at the time of purchase. Non-qualified tickets will be subject to cancellation. Individual (non-business) purchasers or entities unable to provide a VAT number should purchase an Individual Purchasers and UK ticket ESI DIGITAL SUMMIT REGISTRATION 5E2E02C6-FB4F-4464-A3E3-9FD57411954E Created with sketchtool. ! The US & International Companies pass is only for companies that are registered outside the European VAT area. Individual purchasers must use the Individual Purchasers and UK ticket, regardless of where you are located. Non-qualified purchases are subject to cancellation unless an additional charge is paid for VAT Individual Purchasers and UKEU Companies (non-UK)US & International Companies