See all Sessions of the "BIU eSports Summit - in co-op with Quo Vadis"

On Monday, April 18th, Quo Vadis is hosting the BIU eSports Summit from 12pm to 6pm. BIU, the association of the German video game industry, is proud to offer an exceptional gathering of eSports stakeholders to Quo Vadis visitors, where current challenges and efforts of the eSports world are being highlighted from different perspectives.

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eSports chances and challenges – past, present and future

Arne Peters (ESL - Turtle Entertainment)
Andrew Spearin (New World Interactive)
Al Yang (Bigpoint GmbH)
Elmar Giglinger (Circle21 eSports & Entertainment)
Tim Rittmann (Booster Space)
In this panel, league operators and game developers will discuss the past, present and future of the eSports universe from different perspectives, highlighting current challenges that eSports stakeholders are facing as well as upcoming chances for the whole gaming industry. Moderation: Tim Rittmann (freelance journalist)
Biz Panel 04/18/2016 - 2:00pm Channel 5

How to get started in eSports

David Hiltscher (Turtle Entertainment)
This talk outlines feature requirements and strategies to develop an active user base around competitive titles from early in the life cycle to post launch. You learn about tools and best practices to engage early adopters and foster player liquidity even with low concurrent user numbers and budgets, as well as the decision making process of selecting the right multiplayer features to develop, and picking smart parameters for your PVP game mode. To close it out, the talk will show you advanced strategies to increase your esports footprint once the game has launched successfully.
other Talk 04/18/2016 - 12:00pm Channel 5

eSports Athletes – requirements and expectations

Lukas N. P. Egger (Dojo Madness)
Dr. Christopher Grieben (Institute of Health Promotion and Clinical Movement Science (German Sport University Cologne))
Alexander Müller (SK Gaming)
Christian Kresse (ENPE Media Agency)
Peter Lemcke (German School Championship)
What would eSports be without its players? The eSports athletes panel will look at the current state of the professional gamer’s world, integrating team management experience, scientific studies from the German Sports University Cologne as well as a more technical point of view connected to the question why complex semantic analysis of business data could be the next big thing in eSports. Moderation: Christian Kresse (eSports Marketing Blog)
other Panel 04/18/2016 - 3:00pm Channel 5

How eSports is transforming a tv broadcaster

Arnd Benninghoff (MTGx Digital Ventures)
Given the constant growing importance of the eSports phenomenon, traditional TV broadcasters are advised to look into the competitive gaming scene and challenged to adapt their strategies in order to attract a young, digital native audience. With his experience as CEO of MTGx Digital Ventures at MTGx Modern Times Group, chairman of the board at ESL – Turtle Entertainment and former Chief Digital Officer for Digital & Adjacent at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, Arnd Benninghoff will deliver an exciting insight into the question of how eSports is transforming a TV broadcaster.
other Talk 04/18/2016 - 1:00pm Channel 5

Single Player eSports

Mikael Haveri (HOUSEMARQUE)
How the arcades used to be the peak of competitive gaming in 80´s and how that could translate to a much more broad eSports scene now. A glimpse into the mysterious "Jarvis Project" and how Housemarque is looking to widen eSports and bring back the spirit of arcades.
other Talk 04/18/2016 - 4:00pm Channel 5

Sports marketing and sponsor acquisition – how eSports can profit from established structures

Stefan Schuster (mm sports)
Felix Welling (VFL Wolfsburg)
Christian Kresse (ENPE Media Agency)
Arne Peters (ESL - Turtle Entertainment)
Jan-Hendrik Heuschkel (Freaks 4U Gaming)
Dr. Maximilian Schenk (BIU - Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware e.V)
Companies outside of the IT world are becoming more and more aware of the global phenomenon that is eSports. How are global organizations reacting to the success of eSports in terms of potential investments? How can eSports publishers and league operators attract a more diverse field of sponsors? These questions and more will be discussed in this panel, featuring marketing professionals and key players from the classic sports world. Moderation: Dr. Maximilian Schenk (BIU)
PR / Marketing / Community Panel 04/18/2016 - 5:00pm Channel 5

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