Current Affairs
First Malta Expo for esports and videogaming

Opportunities for a digital career in esports and videogaming can be assessed in the coming month when at Ta’ Qali, Expo Playcon will be held as part of the Delta Summit dedicated to esports and the development of igaming. There will be discussions on the current trends in these niches and how these will feature in the future of igaming in Malta.

The development of videogames and esports within this industry are growing at a fast pace and it is estimated that nowadays scores of thousands of persons are following online tournaments around the world with a great number of youths in Malta developing their career in these niches.

While launching Playcon, which will be the first international expo held in Malta dedicated to igaming and esports, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Digital Economy, Silvio Schembri, explained how this event encapsules the Government’s strategy in the development of this sector of the economy.

He said there are already about 12 companies operating in the videogame development industry in Malta and the Government’s aim is that over the next ten years this industry will contribute to 1% of the country’s economy and this will provide 300 employment opportunities annually, thus 3,000 jobs over ten years, and eventually opportunity will be provided for youths wishing a career in creative arts.

Kersten Chircop said Playcon will bring together istakeholders operating in the industry to enable them to discuss the future of the development of videogames and esports.

He said that those who desired to become a game developer or a game designer or perhaps even a professional player and wish to know what is developing around them will be able to do so from this event because the objective is to show the public what is happening in the industry.

Playcon will be held between the 3rd and 6th October at Ta’ Qali during the staging of the Delta Summit and thousands are expected to attend to meet Maltese and international exponents in this digital industry.

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