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News > Esport > Worlds First eSports Congress on September 21 in Valencia

World’s First eSports Congress Convening on September 21 in Valencia

DreamHack and Twitch invite video game industry luminaries to discuss the future of eSports – Valencia, Spain – September 7, 2012 – Valencia eSports Congress is hosting a one day event with video game industry leaders to discuss eSports development, media opportunities, and the rise of live streaming. DreamHack is organizing this landmark gathering while it is being presented by Twitch, who is sponsoring and streaming the event.

“DreamHack has a track record of working with all types of professional gaming leagues including ESL, CPL and will continue to do so in the future,” said Robert Ohlén, CEO of DreamHack. “Valencia eSports Congress will be a great way to bring more awareness to eSports and meet each other in real life.”

To bring awareness to the burgeoning eSports industry, DreamHack is partnering with Twitch, the leader in live online video game broadcasting.

“eSports has arrived as a major force in the video game and entertainment industries,” said Kevin Lin, COO of Twitch. “There is a need for the entire eSports ecosystem to get together to discuss a host of pressing issues on the business side of the equation including advertising, infrastructure, competitive standards, video content and delivery and more. We’re proud to be a part of it.”

All panels will be moderated by industry veteran and renowned host and caster personality Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner. Some of the industry representatives include:

• Alex Garfield – Team EG
• Alex Lim – IeSF
• Alexander Kokhanovskyy – Na’Vi
• David Ting – IPL
• Göran Hellgren – Telia Sonera
• Ilja Rotelli – Blizzard
• Kevin Lin – Twitch
• Matthieu Dallon – ESWC
• Michael O’Dell – Team Dignitas
• Ralf Reichert – ESL
• Robert Ohlén – DreamHack
• Russell Pfister – NASL
• Sam Matthews – Fnatic
• Simon Whitcombe – CBS Interactive
• Sundance DiGiovanni – Major League Gaming
• Tomas Hermansson – DreamHack
• Zvetan Dragulev – Own3d.TV

Team managers, event organizers and journalists are encouraged to apply to participate in the event. Interested parties should send an abbreviated resume and an explanation of why they should be part of the Congress using the contact form provided on our web site. We also have 250 seats in the Auditorium where you can attend to see the panel’s live. Tickets are currently available while supply lasts.

For more information about tickets and partnerships, visit: www.valenciaesportscongress.com.

About Twitch
Twitch (formerly TwitchTV) is the world’s leading video game broadcasting network where more than 20 million gamers gather every month to watch and interact around the games they love. Twitch’s proprietary video delivery platform and infrastructure form the backbone of a distribution network for leading video game broadcasters including pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in gaming culture, turning gameplay into an immersive entertainment media experience. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.

About DreamHack
DreamHack is the World’s Largest Computer Festival. DreamHack’s roots and core is the LAN party, with the major events DreamHack Summer and Winter, where participants bring their own computers and connect to the Internet in a large local area network which basically BECOMES the Internet by sheer scale. DreamHack is also Sweden’s first consumer-oriented trade show / event / festival for computer games, game consoles and computers. The events are a platform for tournaments in eSports, knowledge and creative competitions, concerts by famous music artists, lectures by game developers and much more. Learn more at http://www.dreamhack.se

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