This year's Global Esports Executive Summit has been successfully held in a hybrid format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants attended the fifth edition of the International Esports Federation's (IESF) Summit both in-person and online, with the format adapted to the travel restrictions in place during the global health crisis.
Presentations and speeches were given as pre-recorded messages, while panellists participated in discussions from around the world using Zoom.
Questions for panels were also taken from YouTube.
Some speakers were in attendance at the newly-constructed Busan Esports Arena in South Korea, with a small audience present for the two day event as well.
There were four sessions during the Summit in total, including discussions on the convergence between esports and traditional sport, diversity marketing and esports, esports in the time of COVID-19 and new frontiers in esports technology.
Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) general director Philippe Gueisbuhler, Korea Anti-Doping Agency education manager Lisa Ghil and IESF director of events Ido Brosh were among the speakers.
"IESF extends our sincerest gratitude to our esteemed delegates, and we look forward to working with you all again soon," the IESF said on the conclusion of the Summit.
"We know that your contributions will inspire a better world for the future of esports.
"We want to thank everyone who participated from the production team to our viewers online.
"Global Esports Executive Summit was awesome.
"We can’t wait to do it again next year!"
The IESF also announced a global partnership with DLA+ Architecture and Interior Design (DLA+).
The partnership is set to establish the guidelines for the design of esports venues.
DLA+ will also become an exclusive certifying agency for esports facilities on behalf of IESF, as well as an official advisor to the governing body.
"The DLA+ and IESF partnership will explore the unique characteristics of esports activities and environments, both technical and physical, and leverage those qualities to promote this fast-growing sport," said DLA+ associate and sports practice leader Sung Jung.
"As sports and entertainment venue design experts, we will establish standards which will offer an efficient process and clear guidance to create a positive experience for fans, players, media, and operators.
"Our goal is to ensure that all esports venues provide the conditions necessary for high-quality competition, production, and presentation of esports games and events, both in-venue and through various forms of media."