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Challengermode hosts esports program at Nordic Game 19

Press release   •   May 07, 2019 15:54 CEST

DreamHack and Alliance join Challengermode to talk all-things esports during Nordic Game 2019.

The online competitive gaming experts at Challengermode (https://www.challengermode.com) are hosting a special esports program at Nordic Game 2019, 22-24 May in Malmö, Sweden (https://conf.nordicgame.com), featuring speakers from DreamHack, the world's largest digital festival (https://dreamhack.com) and renowned esports team Alliance (https://thealliance.gg).

The esports program at NG19 will consist of three in-depth sessions starting on 23 May, examining the perspectives and expectations of tournament organizers and esports teams from game developers, publishers and their titles, as well as esports infrastructure and technology, revealing what competitive games need to break-through in esports.

Opening the first session is Christoffer Elfving, esports veteran and former world champion in Counter-Strike (CS) with SK-Gaming, now key account manager at DreamHack. He will introduce the audience to the world of esports, focusing on esports tournament organization, and discuss how game developers and publishers can work together with esports organizers to make their titles as successful as possible.

The second talk will feature Alliance CEO Jonathan "Loda" Berg, former Dota 2 pro and world champion, revealing what game developers should know when it comes to supporting players and teams, as well as what these key esports participants expect from a title in the long-term, as both a successful competitive esports player and team owner.

Online competitive gaming experts Philip Hübner and Philip Skogsberg from Challengermode will present the final session, focusing on tech and infrastructure in esports. They will reveal what developers should focus on in terms of game infrastructure to maximize potential as an esport title, including streaming, online tournaments, user engagement, and monetization.

"There's no longer any doubt that esports is an entertainment phenomenon to be reckoned with. But what does this mean for game developers and publishers that are building or marketing competitive games? What makes esports a viable investment? We hope to answer these and other questions, by exploring what it takes to succeed as an esport at NG19," says Challengermode co-founder and head of product Philip Skogsberg. "We also hope that by representing the entire esports ecosystem in this special program, the talks will be engaging, informative and strengthen ties between game developers, publishers, and the esports industry."

"Esports is expanding on every level, and a burning issue for the industry is how competitive gaming can be integrated into all areas of game development,” says NG19 program director Jacob Riis. “This special esports program hosted by the online competitive gaming experts from Challengermode is a fantastic addition to NG19, and I truly hope that our attendees will enjoy and benefit from it!

Don't miss this exciting esports program at NG19 - register today at conf.nordicgame.com!

About Challengermode
Challengermode is a Swedish company founded in 2014 with the vision to create the best possible online competitive gaming experience. By merging years of business expertise and gaming experience, Challengermode is creating a truly scalable platform that brings together tournament organizers, gamers, brands and game developers into one ecosystem.

Learn more at www.challengermode.com

About the Nordic Game conference
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2019 will be its sixteenth year. Gathering over 2,000 games industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is the one and only “home turf” meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Learn more about Nordic Game 2019, 22-24 May at Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden at conf.nordicgame.com

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