Event Schedule

july 21

Welcome speech

10:30 - 11:45

Esports – A global phenomenon. Romania: Present vs. future scenarios

Esports is a global phenomenon posting strong year-over-year growth in terms of revenues and users. Within the global esports context, Romania holds a privileged position enabled by the top digital infrastructure and the proclivity of the population in high urban areas toward information technology.

Join this panel to find out more about the current and future opportunities in esports.


Vlad Marinescu — International Esports Federation

Tudor Dăescu — Daescu Bortun Olteanu

Cătălin Butnariu — Romanian Game Developers Association


12:00 - 13:15

Esports competitions.
Support Vs. Regulation

For esports to thrive in Romania, is it imperative for the industry to have a legal backbone. Regulation brings positive aspects, allowing the pro esports player to have a legitimate profession, pay taxes and enjoy social benefits. Join the panel to learn from governmental institutions what steps must be taken to ensure a boosting environment for electronic sports.


Mara Mareș — Romanian Government

Adrian Socaciu — Romanian Esports Association

Vlad Marinescu — International Esports Federation

Alexandru Ion — Nexus Gaming


13:15 - 13:45


13:45 - 15:00

Esports events in
Romania Vs. the region

Explore the differences and similarities of esports in Romania and within the region. Join this panel to discover where Romania excels and where we fall short


Mihai Cotos — Digital Crusade

Octav “ang” Crețu — Nexus Gaming

Alexandru Șiclovan — Racing League Romania

Marius Radu — GG Industry


15:15 - 16:30

The Romanian Pro Player Profile. Myth Vs. Reality

Much like athletes, pro gamers join teams, have a training schedule, and require at least 1% talent. Join this panel to find out what makes a pro player, what it takes to become a gaming personality, and what marketing opportunities a pro player presents to brands.


Octav “ang” Crețu — Nexus Gaming

JaxiTV aka Costin Vrînceanu — Streamer

Ovvy aka Ovidiu Pătrașcu — Streamer

BTN aka Cătălin-Ionuț Stănescu — Esports player

Costin Dămăsaru — Neuro Performance Enhancement Center


16:45 - 18:30

Gamers. Marketing & Advertising opportunities for a booming audience

Join us while we explore the tropes and inaccuracies stemming from profiling gamers. Find out the latest insights about the global gaming tribe, see what drives them, their content consumption, how to engage them online and offline – to build informed communication strategies that work.


Mihnea Brașoveanu — Sphera Franchise Group

Laura Mihăilă — BCR

Laura Barbu — Vodafone

Ioana Mârzac-Sigarteu — Samsung

Pia Schörner — BMW Group

Petrișor Obae — Pagina de Media



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