Esports City Talks: Shaping the Future of Esports in Europe

Esports City Talks: Shaping the Future of Esports in Europe

23. December 2023 by Valentin Pasetti

On February 23, 2024, Andorra la Vella will be the epicenter of the esports world with the hosting of Esports City Talks. This event is poised to be a crucial hub for professionals, students, and gaming enthusiasts from various countries, offering a platform for idea exchange, learning, and industry connection.

Event Overview

Esports City Talks will focus on three key areas:

  1. Sports Integration in Urban Development: Exploring the economic drive sports can offer in city planning.
  2. Blockchain’s Disruptive Role: Delving into how blockchain technology is transforming the gaming landscape.
  3. Gaming Meets Education: Investigating the synergies between the gaming world and educational sectors.

Diverse Panel of Speakers

Esports City Talks llega a Andorra

The event will feature prominent speakers from the USA, France, and Spain, including:

  • Loren Gold, Executive Vice President of Greater Raleigh
  • Edward Tomasi, Co-founder of Subnation
  • Jean Mariotte, CEO of Virtual Arena Sports (EVA)
  • Michael Haenisch, CEO of Freaks 4U
  • Christina Macedo, COO of Ready Games
  • Jaume Torres, Director General of ESAT
  • Christoffer Melin, Director of DreamHack festivals

Multifaceted Discussions

Speakers will examine the gaming world from various angles, covering video games’ role in pedagogy, city economics, and ongoing sector innovations.

Andorra: A Growing Gaming Hub

Recent years have seen Andorra emerge as a significant player in the gaming industry. The country has hosted events like the eSports City Fest Andorra and is part of the DreamHack Spain circuit.

The Andorran government and Andorra Business have developed a strategic plan to position the nation prominently in the esports industry and sector. Notably, Andorra is the second European country and the fifth worldwide to regulate this sector with a strategic development plan.

A Catalyst for Change

Esports City Talks aims to be more than just a reflective gathering. It seeks to be a differentiator in the realm of esports events, fostering discovery, collaboration, and knowledge exchange among diverse participants in a stimulating environment.

A Pioneering Event for the Future of Esports in Europe

Attending Esports City Talks offers a comprehensive perspective on one of the most rapidly growing sectors in global entertainment and economy. It’s an opportunity to witness firsthand the evolution of a dynamic industry, as reported by Newzoo with over $1.38 billion in revenue last year.