The Future of eSports
The Future of eSports

Wednesday 11th of July 2018 06:30 PM
Opera Center, Building 2, Floor 7 (2 Dr. Staicovici Street, 050556, Bucharest)
Carter Lipscomb, Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, Roderick Alemania

1 out of 3 people in the global population played video games in 2017. That’s 2.5 billion people spending $82 billion on games, generating a $106.5 billion industry revenue. In this full-tilt rush, eSports are becoming more of a dark horse. If last year they were valued at $695 million, by 2020 they will become a $1.5 billion opportunity, growing exponentially. Emerging technologies like blockchain and AI will play a key role in this.

The Future of eSports talk show featured 3 inspiring global eSports ambassadors:

  • Roderick Alemania, CEO of eSports platform ReadyUp, former VP of Business Development at IGN
  • Johnathan Fatal1ty Wendel, first full-time professional eSports player & 12 times FPS World Champion
  • Carter Lipscomb, video games industry investor & advisor, former Director of Publisher Relations at Sony (PlayStation)

Key takeaways:

  • The challenges of emerging eSports platforms
  • New levels of engagement and monetization for players
  • The evolution and dynamics of eSports
  • Emerging technologies that enhance the gaming experience and increase the player rewards
  • Innovative ways to support eSports communities worldwide and locally

FUTURE HORIZONS is a QUALITANCE series advocating emerging technologies that fuel innovation: Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Autonomous Vehicles, Facial Recognition.

The talk was LIVE streamed on YouTube and Facebook.