eSport experts share essential information about unique moment in the online gambling industry at CEEGC 2019.
An incredible growth for eSports betting between 2019 and 2026 with is predicted with key players such as Pinnacle Sports, Bet365 Sport, 888 Sport, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Betway and Betfair, all lining up for their fair share.
There is no doubt that the target audience is the new generation, the millennials, for whom this is clearly a turning point in history of online gambling. Just by taking a look at the winners of the most popular eSports events in 2019, we can see that these players have won more prize money than the traditional sports like golf and tennis.
For example, the winners of Dota 2’s The International 2019 and the Fortnite World Cup were paid more per-player than the winners of Wimbledon and The Masters this year.
With more support than ever being thrown behind aspiring esports athletes, it might not be too long before more young people recognize Johan “N0tail” Sundstein than they do Novak Djokovic. While the treatment of players in eSports still requires some work – one needs to look no further than Tfue’s dispute with FaZe Clan to see that there are still plenty of missteps involved in growing the scene – it is without a doubt a fixture of sports in general now.
As esports becomes a more legitimate pursuit for young people who find they have a natural ability at competitive games, it is entirely possible a much bigger influx of talent to enter the scene over the next few years.
Coming back to the industry, just a couple of days ago, ISFE, the Brussels-based organisation representing Europe’s video games industry and the European leaders of the global eSports industry have united to launch ISFE Esports, a new group that brings together the key stakeholders and major players of one of the fastest-growing and most exciting industries in the world, with a global community of hundreds of millions of people who actively play, compete in, or watch eSports each year.
Video games publishers, developers and their communities are the very foundation of eSports. Their games and players generate an ecosystem that includes media services, tournament organisers, teams, professional players and fans. ISFE’s sister organisations in the U.S. (ESA), Canada (ESAC) and Australia and New Zealand (IGEA), are proud to support the launch of ISFE Esports and to be part of a global alliance with a united voice to represent the eSports industry.
At the 2019 edition of CEEGC Budapest, which will take place on the 24th of September, we are bringing together some of the most influential companies of the gambling industry from all spheres and among the compliance, tech and several vertical related discussions, you can find “The eSports movement which is not to be missed” panel discussion.
The topic of the panel discussion is not first at European Gaming Media and Events organized conferences, however this is the first time it is exclusively dedicated for the niche.
The panel discussion will be joined by experts from both sides of the eSports and marketing industries and fresh views about the project will be presented by Lyubomira Petrova (Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay), Cédric Schlosser (Board Member of the Swiss eSports Federation) and Oleg Profatylo (Chief Strategy Officer at Digital Choo – DC).
The discussion will be moderated under the professional guidance of Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW).
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Please see below the bios of the moderator and the speakers of the panel discussion.
About Dr. Simon Planzer (panel moderator)
Dr. Simon Planzer is a partner at PLANZER LAW, a Zurich-based gaming law boutique.
PLANZER LAW’s team provides strategic, regulatory and legal advice to companies, regulators and other stakeholders across all areas of the gaming and entertainment industry.
The firm’s primary focus is on EU/EEA gaming law, compliance issues such as AML as well as Swiss gaming law and related commercial, corporate and financial matters.
Dr. Simon Planzer is General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law. An alumnus of the College of Europe, he specialised early on in EU affairs and gaming law, working at the EFTA Court, the legal service of the EFTA Secretariat and as research fellow in European business law.
Dr. Simon Planzer is the author of the monograph (PhD) ‘Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction’(2014) and the book chapter ‘Gambling Law’ in The Handbook of EEA Law (2016), both published by Springer International Publishing. Simon also works as a Lecturer in Law at the University of St.Gallen where he teaches European Economic Law. He studied and did research i.a. at Harvard University, the College of Europe and the European University Institute.
Dr. Simon Planzer, founding partner of PLANZER LAW has recently received the recognition from Chambers & Partners and has been listed as a global gaming law expert. Clients and firms across many practice areas and geographies have trusted Chambers’ research for nearly 30 years.
Dr. Simon Planzer, founder of Planzer Law, is endorsed by interviewees (Chambers & Partners) as “absolutely excellent” and “the top Swiss lawyer” for gaming. He is actively involved in the shaping of gaming regulations in Switzerland, regularly interacting with the authorities, as well as providing regulatory advice to private clients. Based in Zürich, he is additionally active representing fantasy sports companies. Make sure that you are among the delegates of CEEGC Budapest this year for a new and engaging format that is going to increase the engagement and interaction of the attending delegates.
About Lyubomira Petrova
Lyubomira Petrova is the Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay and has been with the company for a few years now, learning and experiencing what eSports is all about.
Leading UltraPlay’s marketing team, Lyubomira uses her extensive knowledge and experience in communication to position and expand the company’s brand and key messages to diverse audiences.
About Oleg Profatylo
Oleg is the Chief Strategy Officer of Digital Choo (DC) marketing agency. An expert with 10-year experience in development and implementation of complex 360° international projects, both for the mass market and niche categories. In his opinion, the strategy aimed at addressing business development objectives first and foremost is the key to success.
At Digital Choo, Oleg Profatylo is responsible for developing strategic business guidelines and coordinating the work of agency’s teams (digital, analytical, creative, PR and others) to effectively achieve the clients’ business goals.
About Cédric Schlosser
Cédric has founded the esports team mYinsanity 10 years ago. After building the worlds most successful Starcraft 2 team, he created MYI Entertainment, the first esports agency in Switzerland. Building event, LAN-Parties with over 2’000 players and countless client projects MYI employs 18 full-time staff today based in Bern, Switzerland. As a board member of the Swiss Esports Federation, he helps to build and shape Swiss esports.
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About the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference
The Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and Awards (CEEGC & CEEG Awards) has been launched in 2016 with the aim of bringing together gambling industry professionals, executives, and government representatives.
Every year, +125 like-minded delegates have the opportunity to discuss collaboration opportunities, learn about compliance updates and harvest the tech & marketing related information which is presented by industry leaders from the ever-evolving international gambling industry community.
Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in the CEE and Balkans region via the CEEGC platform which is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the region on a yearly base.
Browse the official event website here: www.ceegc.eu
About the organizer, European Gaming Media and Events
European Gaming Media and Events is a leading media and boutique event organizer company in Europe and produces the prominent conferences in the region such as:
- CEEGC (Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference)
- CEEG Awards (Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards)
- Prague Gaming Summit
- Mare Balticum Gaming Summit
- Baltic and Scandinavia Gaming Awards
- EGC (European Gaming Congress)
- VIGE (Vienna International Gaming Expo)
The live events/conference division is in charge of organizing boutique style executive gaming events that focus on bringing inside information from the top gaming experts in the European Union and beyond.
In short, they cover most areas of Europe with international events that serve the local and global industry, optimize networking opportunities and bring the hottest topics into scope.
The event destinations in 2019 will include a further expansion for the company in their quest to enter the Western European region and bring their expertise to produce local gaming events.
For more details about the calendar, agendas and locations, visit the Live Events/Conferences section on europeangaming.eu