The Esports Observer and ESL are partnering to host the second edition of the Global Esports Forum – a must-attend, exclusive esports business summit for industry leaders, investors, analysts, and influencers. The theme of this year’s forum is “Reflecting on a strong 2018 for the esports industry, and highlighting areas for progress in 2019.”
The Global Esports Forum is a half-day event that takes place February 28th, right before the start of the second weekend of the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice, Poland.
This is the perfect opportunity to combine your visit to the world’s largest esports event with an amazing networking experience.
This event is for everyone who wants to level up their knowledge about the esports industry, learn more about its key stakeholders, and its potential for future growth in 2019 and beyond.
Throughout 2018, investment capital and celebrity investors flooded into esports. What led to this sudden surge in VC interest, and how will it impact the future of esports teams?
Esports has redefined the way that sportsmen forge connections with their fans - and the way that stories about them are consumed and shared. In this talk, we'll take a look at what esports has learned from traditional sports when it comes to tales of struggle, skill, and sacrifice - and, conversely, what esports can teach the rest of the sports world when it comes to building fan affinity. When a sport is born into a post-internet age, the traditional rulebook is redefined. We'll explore what happens when technology meets mythology.
Technology is the backbone of gaming and esports. Innovative technology disrupted the gaming industry and ignited a global phenomenon of esports. Frank Soqui will discuss the relationship between technology and global esports communities, and what new technologies are helping continue to shift the landscape of esports experience for players and fans.
Learn how the International Olympic Committee gathered leading esports stakeholders for its summit in Lausanne last year. Panelists will share their views on esports and the Olympics, and the similarities with traditional sports and explore the current barriers preventing esports from joining the Olympic games.
Financial services company Goldman Sachs projects that media rights will account for 40% of total esports revenue by 2022. What does the landscape of esports media rights look like today, and how will it continue to grow?
Międzynarodowe Centrum Kongresowe
plac Sławika i Antalla 1
Entrance: ul. Olimpijska