The February 22nd Andorra la Vella will host Esports City Talks, an event focused on innovation within the community of sports and video games. This day will allow the confluence between students, professionals and video game lovers from several countries to learn, exchange ideas and talk about the future of an industry in constant evolution.
The Esports City Talks day will focus on three areas of content: the integration of esports in urban development and as an economic driver; the disruptive role of blockchain technology; and the exploration of synergies between gaming and education.
Numerous American, French and Spanish speakers are scheduled to attend, such as: Loren Gold, Executive Vice President of Greater Raleigh; Edward Tomasi, co-founder of Subnation; Jean Mariotte, CEO of Virtual Arena Sports (EVA); Michael Haenisch, Managing Director of Freaks 4U; Christina Macedo, COO of Ready Games; Jaume Torres, General Director of ESAT; and Christoffer Melin, Director of DreamHack Festivals, among other speakers.
The speakers will be able to analyze from different perspectives the situation of the gaming world: the implications of video games in pedagogy, education, the economy of cities or the innovations that are being worked on in the sector.
It is a day of reflection, but also seeks to be differential in relation to others that are made in neighboring countries. The event will bring together actors from different countries to create a differentiating knowledge.
Judit Hidalgo, director of Andorra Business
Attending an event of this nature will provide a more complete and comprehensive view of the state of one of the most booming sectors of leisure and the world economy. A sector that, according to Newzoo data, moved more than 1,380 million dollars last year.
In addition, Andorra, in recent years, has become a bastion of video games. Recently, it has hosted events such as the eSports City Fest AndorraThe eSports City Fest Andorra is an international event held in the country and is the most important circuit of amateur eSports competitions linked to DreamHack Spain.
In addition, the Andorran government, together with Andorra Business, recently developed a strategic plan to position the Pyrenean country as a player in the value chain of the e-sports industry and sector. In fact, Andorra has recently become the second country in Europe and the fifth in the world to pass a law regulating this sector and the first to approve the development of a strategic plan.
Conferences such as these seek to be a catalyst for reflection, discovery and collaboration, bringing together various participants in an enriching environment where everyone has a place.