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Derek Watford

High Point Gamer
Co-Founder
Central Florida
Derek Watford is the Founder of High Point Gamer, an Esports consulting group that specializes in helping gamers, brands and organizations navigate the rapidly-evolving Esports’ industry. A military veteran and avid gamer with competitive gaming experience, Derek recognizes gaming was the gateway to his successful tech career, and now uses his diverse knowledge and experience to help drive the gaming industry forward. He has worked with many professional athletes and celebrities throughout his career, producing 32 Esports and gaming events. His expertise was put to use during the inaugural season of the NBA’s 2k league, where he provided career advice to newly drafted pro gamers. He was the first in Pinellas County to produce a scholarship gaming tournament series entitled, STIX-to-GLORY. This tournament was the first of it’s kind to give high school students the opportunity to use their gaming skills to earn college funding. Derek actively advocates for social inclusion and minority participation in the Esports industry. He is a leader in the discussion about - “The Benefits of Implementing Esports’ Programs in Schools.”

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Tuesday, February 5
 

8:30am