The following is an overview of key gaming events throughout the month of October 2019. These events often provide excellent learning, networking, and investment opportunities.
Melbourne International Games Week
When: October 5th, 2019
Where: Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW), Asia Pacific’s premier games festival is back with 30+ events and activities for gamers, industry, and business. Now in its 5th year, MIGW brings together games-enthusiasts, industry, and business to play, connect, and inspire. Highlights include PAX AUS, CGAP the largest game developer conference in the region, Locomojam, Australia’s first-ever train jam, Parallels: The Freeplay Showcase, demonstrating experimental new games, The Australian Game Developer Awards, Games for Change Lunch, Education in Games Summit and more. Explore the future of games, technology innovation, network and test your playing skills!
UCI Esports Conference
When: October 10th, 2019
Where: Irvine, CA, USA
Following the success of an esports summit in 2016, the 2018 Esports Research Conference was the first conference of its kind to focus on esports research and practice inclusive of both academics and industry professionals. Created to provide a space for esports researchers and industry leaders to come together to present research, discuss topics relevant to future work, celebrate collaboration in the growing field, and build bridges between the many communities that make up the field of esports.
157 Unicorn Battle
When: October 10th, 2019
Where: Santa Monica, California
During the startup event, the most successful Startups will compete for the attention of select members of Venture Funds and Angel Investors.
We have already organized more than 150 Startup Battles in various cities of Europe, the Middle East, and the USA. We have helped more than 100 Entrepreneurs raise money.
Join Startup Battle to find Diamonds in the Rough to Invest in or the Startup Investors for your Current Venture.
Sweden Games Conference
When: October 16th, 2019
Where: Arena Skovde, Sweden
As one of the leading conferences in Europe aimed at game development students and start-ups, our focus is not only to cover business and development, but to include academia and research as well. Last year the theme of the conference was Experience the future: Reimagining games and we had over 900 participants from 22 countries and 4 continents and prominent speakers from all over the games industry.
GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit at EGX 2019
When: October 17th, 2019
Where: ExCel London, London, UK
The GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit is a real opportunity for you to get your game funded – small-to-medium-sized games companies can discover more about games investment and access to finance in the morning talks, and then meet and pitch to investors, publishers and platform-holders in the afternoon session of the event. At last year’s Investment Summit, there were more than 300 formal meetings between investors and games developers.
When: October 18th, 2019
Where: Toronto, ON, Canada
Owned and operated by GamingStreet’s parent company, Enthusiast Gaming, EGLX is a celebration of all things gaming. What started out as a small get-together has grown into Canada’s largest video game event. Look forward to exciting displays from your favorite game developers, an expanded kids zone with plenty of games for the younger set and massive stages for amazing esports events such as Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege Canada Nationals and EGLX’s Rising Stars series.
When: October 18th, 2019
What: Rotterdam Ahoy, Netherlands
This long-running mega gaming festival includes drone races and giant LAN parties as well as major esports tournaments like the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Open ($100K prize pool) and Dota 2 DreamLeague ($250K prize pool).
Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2019
When: October 24th, 2019
Where: SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines
One of the biggest conventions in Southeast Asia, ESGS, which started in 2014, combines the elements of esports competition and gaming showcase. Different gaming companies / studios (and indies) will present and showcase their gaming titles as well as other services to the general public. Different esports gaming exhibitions / competitions, organized by various gaming organizations / companies, are being played by professional cyber athletes to see which among them is the best in their respective games.
Game Connection Europe 2019
When: October 29th, 2019
Where: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
Game Connection is an efficiency-driven B2B event offering clients the opportunity to meet with other industry professionals in a speed dating format. With the help of Let’s Meet, the matchmaking system, attendees are able to accept, request and schedule meetings with relevant parties before the event even begins.