More than ten Maltese companies from the E-Sports Sector and those producing digital games are advertising their services in the largest European exhibition of video games and e-sports to take place in Gamescom in Germany. This is the second time that Maltese companies with the assistance of Malta Gaming are participating in this fair which is attended by more than 400,000 people.
At Gamescom, visitors are given the opportunity to play new games that are yet to be released on the market, as well as to experience interactive digital games that involve physical movement and thought.
Maltese exhibitors are being led by Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri. Schembri said that this was a huge industry which necessitated the creation of a new economic niche.
Mr Schembri said the government was building on the strategy on the development of videogaming and exports to attract companies from this sector to Malta.
He said that discussions with MCAST and the University were in progress to offer and review courses related to this industry with a view to providing Maltese youths with the opportunity to pursue a career in this field.