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|Session Name:||eSports Day: How Professional Competitive Gaming Will Impact Developers Over the Next 5 Years|
|Speaker(s):||Pieter van den Heuvel|
|Company Name(s):||eSports, Newzoo|
|Track / Format:||Business & Marketing|
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|Overview:||Over the last two years, game developers and publishers have substantially increased their investments in eSports. In this talk, Pieter van den Heuvel, Head of Product Development eSports at Newzoo, will explore the growth of the eSports and professional competitive gaming market, discuss why developers are increasingly becoming involved, and look at how elements of eSports will be in the DNA of every successful game in the future. The talk will focus on how professional competitive gaming impacts small and large developers, and how changes in the next 5 years will influence decisions around game development, marketing and monetization.|