Malta will host Playcon, its first game development and esports expo
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A group of stakeholders have announced Malta's first game development and esports expo, named Playcon. It will take place from October 3-6 at the MFCC.
With GMR Entertainment at the helm, the expo will also receive support from GamingMalta, Visitmalta.com, the Ministry for Education and Employment and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation. It will serve as an extension of DELTA Summit, bringing Malta ever closer to its goal of becoming the central hub for video game development and esports in the Mediterranean and Europe.
DELTA ticket holders will only be able to attend Playcon from October 3-4, with the event taking place in the same building as DELTA Summit. October 4 will even feature the Game Development & Esports Summit, with the entire event open to the general public from October 5-6.
GMR Entertainment founder, Kersten Chircop, said in a statement: “We are very excited to be organising Playcon, Malta’s first game development and esports expo, alongside GamingMalta. This event will provide a unique opportunity for both game enthusiasts and newcomers to experience this exciting chapter in Malta, which will bring new opportunities for the economy, for young people as well as contribute to the development of the local community.”
Playcon will give local game developers the opportunity to advertise their products and services. A series of tournaments will be held as well, from the likes of ESL, MTV, BLAST and World Pro Racing. Games that will be available during the event include Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA 2020, Tekken 7 and League of Legends.