The stage is set for an incredible year at SXSW Gaming as we’re pleased to announce that Echo Fox team owner and former NBA champion Rick Fox will join the Featured Speaker lineup at SXSW Gaming. After a 13-year career in the NBA, Fox became one of the first traditional sports figures to buy into the booming world of esports, acquiring Gravity Gaming in 2015 and rebranding the team as Echo Fox. Fox will be interviewed by Lang Whitaker, the General Manager of Grizz Gaming, the Memphis Grizzlies’ entry in the upcoming NBA 2K League.
As one of the first people in the world of traditional sports to transition to competitive gaming, Fox will discuss the the ups and downs of the move and what individuals in the stick and ball sports can do to capture the hearts and minds of gamers everywhere.
Rick Fox joins a loaded Featured Speaker lineup at SXSW Gaming 2018 that includes PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS creator Brendan Greene, Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer, TBS ELEAGUE General Manager Christina Alejandre, and more! SXSW Gaming Featured Sessions are open to all SXSW badges along with SXSW Gaming Wristbands, so pick up your wristband today.