Business programme

Cybersport and Gaming: New Development Market

18 Jun , 12:00–13:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Pavilion H, conference hall H23 (2nd floor)

Globally, video games are the most profitable branch of the entertainment industry. They bring in more than USD 170 billion a year, and blockbusters like GTA V cost more to produce than the next instalment of The Avengers franchise. However, there are no Russian companies among the giants of the game industry with world-famous AAA projects for either PC, Xbox, or PlayStation. In fact, today there is no gaming market in Russia to speak of. What are the key differences between cybersport and GameDev? What games are being developed in Russia now and which will be in the future? Is there a need for a council on patriotic games? Why is there no reorientation to the GameDev market of China, the UAE, and Turkey, with which Russia can establish cooperation in the present moment? Why Russian state corporations and the government itself are not interested in sponsoring and supporting eSports in Russia? What kind of support measures do the market and developers need?

Moderator
Mikhail Nachevsky, Head of Digital Transformation Department, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Panellists
Vinokurov Artyom, Vice President, Federation of Computer Sports of Russia
Anatoly Dubanov, Director of Digital Economy Development Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Maria Karpova, Head, All-Russian Competition for the Search and Development of Talents in the Gaming Industry, ANO Russia – Land of Opportunity
Nikolay Petrossian, Chief Executive Officer, ESforce Holding
Amira Khamitova, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Physical Culture and Sports
Victor Chabanenko, Chief Expert of the Department of Information Systems, Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
Artem Chermenin, Director of Strategic Development, VK Play

Front row participants
Ekaterina Ivanilova, Expert, Strong Ideas for a Strong Time Project
Ekaterina Kashehlebova, Responsible Secretary of the Sports Law Commission, Association of Lawyers of Russia

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