David Stepanyan

Chief Production Lead

Has spent the last 15+ years in experiential marketing, with emphasis on technical event production and live show operations. He’s led global events teams, headed up planning of global B2B + B2C Trade Shows, esports matches, and product launches.
He has worked with: Google, Uber, Facebook, Sony, THQ, EA, 2K, RIOT Games and Wargaming among others – creating epic events. His passion for immersive, engaging, and memorable experiences has yielded a successful career of producing captivating events. He is currently one of the founders of the event awareness platform – Hypecade

Notable Events & Accomplishments
Below, are a few handpicked activations to show the depth and breadth of my work. They range from hundreds of engaged participants to hundreds of thousands, but are all equally impactful and meaningful.

Hypecade x CLX Gaming – DreamHack Atlanta
Created and deployed a gaming appointment solution (ZeroLag) for gaming PC company CLX Gaming at the gaming event DreamHack Atlanta. With over 30,000 visitors getting access to the Hypecade EAP (Event Awareness Platform) debut.

SuperBowl 50 Concert Series – San Francisco
From Dave Matthews to Pharrell, the concert series to celebrate SuperBowl 50 in SF was a hit! My team lead all of the technology and operations needs for this massive concert series at the indoor/outdoor Pier 70 venue.

CashPlay Esports Tournaments – Insomnia Gaming Festival UK
Incepted, planned, and lead the very first Real Money (Play To Earn) esports tournament at a gaming festival attended by 40,000+ fans.

2K WWE Game Reveal – NYC
In charge of staff operations and talent management for media event and launch of new gaming title for the WWE wrestling franchise.
Event heavily featured in WWE news online and on TV.

Wargaming Booth – E3 Los Angeles
Lead and executed the booth build for Wargaming during E3. Won multiple awards, including gold medal for best booth and best booth technology at the entire show.

RIOT Games League of Legends Invitational – Las Vegas
Headed up the technology for event activation at the first-of-its-kind, live-streamed, competitive esports event for RIOT Games World Invitational. The event was televised worldwide to a record-setting audience of 120,000 concurrent viewers, with 350,000 viewers on YouTube.

THQ Booth – E3 Los Angeles
Managed operations for technology and staff at THQ gaming booth for E3 gaming conference in LA. The booth was featured on the front page of LA Times Technology section due to its striking design and impressive tech features.