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.
This evening is for people who are interested in the 'new' world of esports. Top speakers will tell you all there is to know about marketing, current numbers and developments in esports. Is it just a game or is it a sport? 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. ‘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?’ How do you get and stay at the top? A panel of worlds top (sim)race drivers will discuss the fast growth of esports and how simracing is evolving.
12.00h - 18.00h
(Optional) InterClassics preview day
18.00h - 18.45h
19.00h - 21.30h
Welcome with sandwiches and drinks at the Sim Formula Race Arena (Auditorium 1)
Speakers, all in English
Moderator of the Evening
#Chairman of the official simracing association of the Netherlands
#Commentator Ziggo Sport
#Commentator Ziggo eBattle
#Creative director Roadworks
'The world of esports'
#Assistant Professor at University Maastricht
# Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
#Answers to digital cultures and society
'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
'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
'It's more than a game, we simulate a real race'
#Managing Director at Studio 397
#Fellow at Luminis
#Development rFactor 2 ; worlds most realistic racing simulation
'The difference between racing and simracing'
#Formula 1 analyst for L1
'Life as world champion and how to stay at the top'
#Formula E Vegas Winner
#5 x FSR World Champion
#McLaren Shadow Driver
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