Industry Expert to Headline Gaming Panel

Free Film Screening and Panel Takes Place Before UMG Pro-Am

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, CAN – March 29, 2017): If you’re curious about the fastest growing spectator sport in the world, you will not want to miss the film screening of eSports documentary League of Millions, followed by a panel discussion on eSports and gaming including experts from the global eSports and gaming industry. The film will air at the Grand Theatre in downtown Sault Ste. Marie at 11:00am on Saturday, April 8th, after which the panel discussion will take place. From there, participants are encouraged to head to the Machine Shop for the UMG Sault Ste. Marie Pro-Am, the Sault’s first eSports event.

Industry expert Hai Ng headlines the panel discussion.  Hai is the co-founder of Spawn Point—a global firm dedicated to creating opportunity at the intersection of eSports and life. Hai has been a player, game designer, developer, and more within the industry throughout his life. With more than three decades of experience in technology, and more than a decade in gaming, his breadth and depth of experience fuels solutions that thrive at the crossroad of the industries.

“eSports and iGaming is a growth industry, and there are few better than Hai Ng to speak about this topic,” said Jennifer Rushton, VP Business Development at UP. “We’re excited to host this documentary and discussion that centres around the global eSports and gaming industries, and the economic opportunities they present for Sault Ste. Marie.”

To get your free ticket for the film and panel discussion, visit

To register a team or get your spectator pass for the UMG Sault Ste. Marie Pro-Am, visit


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UP is a cluster development initiative focused on growing the lottery and gaming industry in Sault Ste. Marie. Through business and talent attraction initiatives, UP leverages the area’s long history of innovation in lottery and gaming to develop and increase awareness of opportunities for better business and career success for companies and professionals looking to capitalize on the expansion and transformation of the industry. UP is located at the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre.

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About the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) is a non-profit organization established in 1999 to function as a catalyst for economic development and diversification in the information technology and science knowledge-based sectors. SSMIC’s mission is to drive business growth, facilitate research and commercialize innovation in globally significant areas of science and technology through partnerships, expert advice, community development, business incubation, youth outreach and sector development activities. Key SSMIC business divisions include: the Community Geomatics Centre, Rural Agri-Innovation Network, Business Support Services, YouLaunch, UP Driving Lottery & Gaming Business Success, and Smart Energy.