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Elevating Development: Embracing Esports for Small to Medium-Sized Studios

Lars Malcharek  (Community Lead, Giants Software)

Location: Room 207, South Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Join Lars for an insightful exploration into the world of esports integration. Discover how to unlock the potential of esports to boost both game development and marketing strategies. We delve into the power of esports as a marketing tool, sharing real success stories and strategies for successful integration. Learn to navigate technical challenges and overcome common hurdles, all while understanding the financial considerations. This talk is your guide to harnessing esports to enhance engagement, brand visibility, and revenue growth.


Industry professionals will learn about overcoming hurdles in integrating esports. They'll gain valuable solutions to challenges like building competitive gameplay, fostering community engagement, optimizing monetization, and technical solutions, equipping them to successfully bring esports to their games.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this talk is industry professionals in small to medium sized companies seeking to integrate esports into their games. This presentation targets game developers, studios, and decision-makers interested in understanding the opportunities, challenges, and strategies to effectively incorporate esports elements into their gaming products.

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