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eSPORTconf Russia 2016: e-sports monetization in Russia and its prospects

Publication date: 18 nov 2016

eSPORTconf Russia 2016: e-sports monetization in Russia and its prospects

On December 1, Moscow will host Russia’s first conference devoted to e-sports discipline commercialization – eSPORTconf Russia 2016.    

The event will involve lawyers, businesspeople, marketers and other industry representatives.  

Legislative industry aspects will be revealed by Sarkis Darbinyan, the lawyer in the cyber rights sphere, and Denis Bushnev, the expert in sports law.  

Ignat Bobrovich (Game Show TV) and Sergey Velikanov (Gamanoid TV), management representatives of e-sports channels, and Pavel Shapkin, UCC founder, will tell about media e-sports business.     

Anastasia Babkina, the senior producer of eSports department at, will reveal full and relevant information about marketing and sales in the Russian eSports industry. Olga Koryakina, project manager of and, will tell about special features of advertising in the thematic content.       

Presentations of Dmitry Zorkin, a cofounder of WARP gaming chair, and Dmitry Belyaev, Vladimir Belov and Yan Nepomniashchiy, CEOs of Elements Pro Gaming, will be dedicated to the implementation of successful eSports startups.   

The speakers will also include Alexander Volodin, responsible for the strategic partnership of

The sub-topic of his presentation: Carina, Galustyan, Odnoklassniki and Dota – what for, why and what’s the result. Based on the personal example, he will tell about e-sports monetization methods in non-industry projects and their bottom line.        

Simon Romanus, CEO of Wonderworld VR international company, will visit the Russian Federation for the first time. The expert in virtual reality technologies will reveal his own ideas regarding the future of VR e-sports.

eSPORTconf Russia 2016 will also include the betting block led by Mariya Lepschikova, the expert in legal support of gambling business. Speakers will discuss prospects of betting and gambling segments of the e-sports industry.      

The most prominent block representatives include:

  • Konstantin Makarov (founder of the Foundation for support and development of computer sports and President of Bingo Boom);
  • Alexey Tkachuk (Chief Editor of Bookmakers rating internet publication).

We have prepared a unique event that has no analogues in Russia and the CIS countries. It is the first local conference, focusing on exploring all available commercialization strategies of e-sports events.

You can register on eSPORTconf Russia 2016 official website.     

Smile-Expo event company regularly holds relevant events in European and CIS countries. We monitor the development of innovations and world trends in order to implement them into the Russian market successfully.

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