Over July 16-18th, Cyberport will host Hong Kong’s first international conference that focuses solely on esports.
Hosting esteemed and recognisable figures from the industry across Japan, Korea, United Kingdom, United States, and other locations in Asia and Europe, the Digital Entertainment Leadership Forums aims to shed some light on the illustrious and ever-growing industry.
The Main Forum takes place on July 16th and will tackle subjects such as the industry’s landscape, market trends and opportunities, the challenges of different technologies, and cultivating talent.
Cecilia Yau, Entertainment and Media Partner of PwC Hong Kong will discuss where esports will be standing 5 years from now, Yuya Tanida, CEO of WellPlayed Inc. will share his experience in esports talent management, and Cheolhag Kim, Secretary General of Korea e-Sports Association will be present to talk on the esports economy in Korea.
Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer at Cyberport discussed the event: “The vigorous development of the global esports industry – not to mention the evolving ecosystem, economic value, and growing social acceptance – means this is the ideal time for Hong Kong to promote and engage the ballooning esports industry. DELF 2019 is an unparalleled platform for the business community and the public to deepen their understanding of the esports industry, to connect key stakeholders in the field and unlock infinite business opportunities.”
Blockchain Gamer Connects – a global mobile games industry conference – will take place during the remaining two days of Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum.
A collection of side events will be present during the three-day event too. The Game Zone will provide delegates with the opportunity to experience the latest titles in virtual reality, augmented reality, and driving games, the Start-up Showcase will see 20 up-and-coming start-ups from gaming and esports will show off their visions and companies. and celebrities from both near and far will attend to compete on FIFA and League in Legends in the Celebrity Invitational Games.
There will also be a Tech Zone that brings together game design and hardware developers to discuss the latest gaming developments and the commercial opportunities in esports, as well as a Venturer Zone that showcases games and esports solutions from over 20 start-ups across Hong Kong.
Korean women’s team ROX Caracal will be in attendance, competing against Hong Kong’s PandaCute – another all-female roster – in League of Legends. Another LoL showmatch between Hong Kong Attitude and a Southeast Asian “dream team” will take place too.
DELF will also kick off the two-week “DE*Spark” series in July – an all new ‘esports
extravaganza’ which includes forums, competitions, and experience days to enhance the
business community and the public’s understanding of the esports and digital entertainment industry.
For more about DELF, please visit: delf.cyberport.hk.
Disclaimer: Esports Insider is an official media partner of Cyberport and its Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum.