"Zoom in on Esports #LiveFromMonaco" Webinar

Back to news · 18 November 2020

“Zoom in on Esports #LiveFromMonaco" Webinar

Monaco eSports Federation, SPORTEL and SPORTEL Awardsare co-organizing on Thursday 26 November, an exclusive webinar for the executive sports industry: "Zoom in on Esports #LiveFromMonaco".

« Following our first collaboration on the occasion of the Monaco Gaming Day held during SPORTEL Awards, we took the decision to join forces once again to highlight how the Principality of Monaco is developing as a major player in esports. It is a very promising and expanding sector that SPORTEL will continue to develop within our various events in the comings months », said Laurent Puons, CEO of Monaco Mediax.

« The year 2020 was definitely a very unique one that will remain in everyone’s mind. It was an important year for the eSports industry and for us, the MeSF in particular as we’ve successfully organized the SIM-Racing #LiveFromMonaco, and the Monaco Gaming Day during SPORTEL Awards which resulted in outstanding results with over half-million online spectators. The eSports Webinar remains an important part of the puzzle to bring together businesses, gamers and spectators together! », adds Louis Ducruet, President, Monaco eSports Federation.

The webinar will shine the spotlight on two high-profile esports events held live and virtually, direct from Monaco in 2020: Virtual Race Series and the LFL Final.

SESSION 1 : 4:00 - 5:00 PM CET

How SIM-Racing Saved the Spring Racing Season: Virtual Race Series in Monaco - From F1 to Gran Turismo and Formula E

During the early months of COVID-19, all races were cancelled and SIM racing became an exciting platform to not only maintain the interest of fans, but also entertain both the fans and drivers alike!

Formula 1 and other racing series organized their own events, sparking creative and engaging challenges between pro athletes from a cross section of racing disciplines and diverse sports, who competed with each other through innovative gaming.

MeSF organised its own event to support the cancelled Monaco Grand Prix weekend 2020, featuring drivers from the Principality including Monaco’s very own F1 and F3 racing brothers, Charles and Arthur Leclerc.

Moderator : Ignat Bobrovich, Founder, Passport.gg

Speakers :

  • Hannah Brown, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Formula E
  • Jo Diamond, Partnerships Director, W Series
  • Ludovic Peze, SIM Racing Director, MeSF / Founder & Director, MFT
  • Dr. Julian Tan, Head of Digital Business Initiatives and Esports, Formula 1
  • Guillaume Vergnas, Partnerships Development & Esports Manager, Renault DP World F1 Team

SESSION 2 : 5:00 - 6:00 CET

Behind the Scenes of a Major Esports Event: LFL (French League of Legends) Final in Monaco

The LFL French League of Legends national final recently held on 26 October at the prestigious Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, brings the first large esports tournament event to the Principality.

The final is also the first major esports event to have taken place in Europe with a live audience since the COVID-19 outbreak and was a joint production between SPORTEL Awards, MeSF, Riot Games and Webedia.

The webinar will uncover insights behind the business model and operations of big events like this, from production to broadcast, to sponsorship and fan engagement and will provide valuable data findings collected from the tournament.

Moderator : Ignat Bobrovich, Founder, Passport.gg

Speakers :

  • Bertrand Amar, Head of Esports, Webedia
  • Boris Fedoroff, Founder, Monaco eSports Federation
  • Alexandre Noci, CEO, Alt Tab Productions (O’Gaming brand)
« Following our first collaboration on the occasion of the Monaco Gaming Day held during SPORTEL Awards, we took the decision to join forces once again to highlight how the Principality of Monaco is developing as a major player in esports. »
— Laurent Puons, CEO of Monaco Mediax