Thursday Esports Convention

THURSDAY ESPORTS CONVENTION.

JANUARY 16TH, 2020 >> 18.00 - 21.30

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD OF ESPORTS, AND SIMRACING IN PARTICULAR.

What's happening in the 'new' world of esports? Top experts gave insight in marketing, current numbers, developments and how to reach the digital generation. And what's happening in the world of simracing? High tech developements in hardware and software, create a very realistic race experience nowadays. The world of racing is opening up to a much larger public and creating new opportunities. Famous race drivers are being spotted online. Top racers and top simracers already train together. ‘It is the dream of every boy to become a professional race driver’. Or is it? 'It might be the dream to become world’s fastest gamer?’ A panel of top (sim)race drivers and director of the most successful simracing team in the world, discussed the difference between real racing and simracing and how this esport is evolving. You can watch the video of the panel discussion.

IMPRESSIONS

Vivianne Heijnen Alderman Economy Maastricht - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Vivianne Heijnen Alderman Economy Maastricht - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
René Hoogterp Moderator - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
René Hoogterp Moderator - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Karin Wenz Assistant Professor UM - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Karin Wenz Assistant Professor UM - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Marco Albregts Tribal Skills - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Marco Albregts Tribal Skills - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Jaap Visser ESL Benelux - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Jaap Visser ESL Benelux - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Marcel Offermans Studio 397 - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Marcel Offermans Studio 397 - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Atze Kerkhof - Bono Huis - Xavier Maassen - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Atze Kerkhof - Bono Huis - Xavier Maassen - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Atze Kerkhof - Photo Ronnie Zeemering
Atze Kerkhof - Photo Ronnie Zeemering

LINE UP

RENÉ HOOGTERP

Moderator of the Evening

#Chairman of the official simracing association of the Netherlands

#Commentator Ziggo Sport

#Commentator Ziggo eBattle

#Creative director Roadworks

MARCEL OFFERMANS

'It's more than a game, we simulate a real race'

#Managing Director at Studio 397

#Simracer

#Software architect

#Fellow at Luminis

#Development rFactor 2 ; worlds most realistic racing simulation

KARIN WENZ 

'The world of esports'

#Assistant Professor at University Maastricht

# Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

#Answers to digital cultures and society

#Gamer

XAVIER MAASSEN

'The difference between racing and simracing'

#Race driver

#Sports marketing

#Passion

#Formula 1 analyst for L1

MARCO ALBREGTS

'A new way of marketing via esports'

#Director/Founder Tribal Skills

#Expert in activation of communities, brands and rights holders via esports (o.a. for Ekstraklassa, BMW, Ajax Amsterdam, SAP, Mastercard)

#International playing field in upcoming/growing sports

BONO HUIS

'Life as world champion and how to stay at the top'

#Formula E Vegas Winner

#5 x FSR World Champion

#McLaren Shadow Driver

JAAP VISSER

'Proof of concepts how brands enter esports and reach the digital generation'

#Founder/Managing Director ESL Benelux

#In esports for 12 years

#Creating legendary moments through esports activation for brands like Mercedes-Benz, MediaMarkt, Deloitte.

#Working on a local and international level in esports

ATZE KERKHOF

'Training worlds best racers and breaking world records'

#Co-founder Adrenaline Control & Xperience

#Director Team RedLine

#Multiple World records sim racing

#World Championship wins in iRacing and FSR

#Former national Speed Skater


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