EFG Esports Forum 2023

The business conference accompanying IEM Katowice will take place on February 10 and 11, 2023

The EFG Esports Forum is an international business conference accompanying the Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) competition in Katowice, Poland. This year’s esports industry meeting will take place at the International Congress Center (MCK) on February 10-11.

ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) invites representatives of esports companies and public institutions, local and EU politicians, investors, analysts, marketers, and journalists to attend the event, and learn more about the development and future of the esports industry, and the role of esports in the European digital economy.

Friday, February 10, 2023
The agenda will revolve around the theme “Esports Elevated. Trends & Perspectives,” and focus on various areas of development and the future of the esports industry. 

The event commences at 10:00 CET with open keynotes that anyone attending IEM Katowice 2023 can register for. During those keynote speeches, industry experts will share the latest research and present key trends in the development of esports. Furthermore, experts from EFG will discuss diversity and inclusion in esports, as well as the most interesting campaigns and the organization’s plans for the next year of esports emotions. 

These open keynotes will be followed by a closed forum for representatives of public institutions and politics. 

Saturday, February 11, 2023
The second day of the EFG Esports Forum is organized jointly with the Interactive Software Federation of Europe – Esports (ISFE – Esports), and will be held under the theme “Esports: a creative opportunity for Europe’s digital economy. The example of Poland”. 

This part of the conference features panel discussions that will focus on the relationship between the esports industry and the economy – nationwide and local. Topics covered on this day include the impact of esports on local governments and community development and the development of the digital economy and social competencies in the EU. 

Stay tuned, as a more detailed agenda for the event will be published soon.

To attend the 2023 edition of the EFG Esports Forum in-person in Katowice, Poland, please register in the Accred system to then sign up for each day:

Note that registrations will be verified and that you need to register for each day separately in case you would like to attend both days.


About EFG

The ESL FACEIT Group is the leading competitive games and esports company. At EFG we create worlds beyond gameplay where players and fans become community. The company is built on the great legacy of the world-renowned ESL, FACEIT, DreamHack and DreamHack Sports Games brands. We harness this legacy to further innovate and develop the esports and gaming landscape worldwide. Working with our developer, publisher, brand, and media partners, we deliver products and experiences that accelerate gaming culture and make gamer communities come together. Join us on the journey as we help gaming communities thrive by creating worlds beyond gameplay that unite players, fans, and creators around the esports and games they love.

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