The most important international electronic sports congress in Europe, the Global Esport Summit (GES), has moved its headquarters from Madrid to Barcelona , ​​where it will hold its next edition on October 25 and 26.

The organizers of the event have explained this Wednesday in a statement that some 900 specialists in this type of sports from 30 countries will meet at the GES23 , which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Tower.

The congress, which has an annual periodicity, has so far been held in Madrid and its organizers have decided to make the leap to Barcelona after the success of the GESX thematic edition that took place last December.

eSports have become an emerging industry that has nearly 600 million viewers worldwide , most of them between the ages of 18 and 35, and that moves more than a billion dollars a year, according to those responsible for the congress.

These are live online competitions in which players compete in teams or individually in games like League of Legends, Dota 2, Fortnite or Overwatch, which are broadcast live to a global audience or can take place in large venues. gauging

The organizers have highlighted that the mediation of the PuntCat Foundation has weighed in the decision to move the event from Madrid to Barcelona .

The congress next October will feature around twenty presentations with the participation of international experts in which the eSports ecosystem, innovation and the importance of entrepreneurial activity will be discussed.

As a novelty, the event will host a GESX space , where events, presentations, workshops and thematic seminars will be held, and live programs and interviews will take place.

The eSports sector is especially developed on the Asian continent, especially in China and South Korea, the country where an Olympic competition with nine disciplines will be held.


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