Gathering the heads of eSports
That statement, directly lifted from the event's Official Site, is such beautiful music to our ears. And true enough, the event cannot be any more timely. We have seen the continual growth and progression of Electronic Sports, always reaching and breaking new heights on Viewer Records and the Game's prominence on the mainstream. The forum will will ultimately discuss the Present and Future of eSports, and how everyone can be of help for this cause.
The event will be hosted by one of the pioneer of E-Sports' professional commentating, Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner. Some of the industry representatives include:
• Alex Garfield – Team EG
• Alex Lim – IeSF
• Alexander Kokhanovskyy – Na’Vi
• David Ting – IPL
• Göran Hellgren – Telia Sonera
• Ilja Rotelli – Blizzard
• Kevin Lin – Twitch
• Matthieu Dallon – ESWC
• Michael O’Dell – Team Dignitas
• Ralf Reichert – ESL
• Robert Ohlén – DreamHack
• Russell Pfister – NASL
• Sam Matthews – Fnatic
• Simon Whitcombe – CBS Interactive
• Sundance DiGiovanni – Major League Gaming
• Tomas Hermansson – DreamHack
• Zvetan Dragulev – Own3d.TV
The event, as big as it already is, is still encouraging team managers, event organizers and editors alike to apply and participate in the event. They are also opening the event for Spectators, though there will be limited tickets available (which is just primarily because of the venue constraint). The event will also be streamed in HD via Twitch.
To give you a better overview of what will be happening, a hint of what will be happening on that day may be seen on the Schedule:
1000 - eSports, From Videogamers to Entertainment Professionals
1030 - eSports as a Global Phenomenon.
1200 - eSports and Marketing
1500 - Game Developers and eSports
1700 - eSports and Media
1900 - Building Bridges - How Promoters Can Help each other By gathering the Audiences
With this event, we cannot help but look forward. If we are expecting bigger things to come on eSports, it is very necessary that everyone starts on the right foot. Hopefully, this forum will be the event to put everyone on the same direction.
Valencia ESports Congress - Official Site
Dreamhack - News Release