Experts claim that eSports will be one of the most promising investment destinations in Eastern Europe in 2017. According to forecasts, this year particularly will bring the first truly large investments to the industry.
Polish gamers in prestigious world rankings
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is the discipline that let Polish eSports representatives reach the top. The game itself is among the three world leading gaming projects regarding the number of tournaments held, the overall prize funds and the number of professional gamers.
HLTV.org is considered the most influential online platform in the world of CS: GO. The website regularly provides updates for two most significant rankings - best clubs and gamers. Currently, among the top 20 teams, there are two that consist exclusively of Polish gamers. Team Virtus.pro G2A ranked 2 and team Kinguin ranked 17.
Analytical resource e-Sports Earnings is continuously engaged in collecting and processing data on the eSports. According to the latest counts, five Poles are among the top ten most financially successful CS:GO gamers. Their positions in the overall ranking are as follows:
- # 2. Philip Kubski (neo) with overall winnings of $421,1 thousand;
- # 3. Wiktor Wojtas (TaZ), his overall winnings – about $419,3 thousand;
- # 7. Jaroslaw Jarzabkowsky (pasha) earned about $414,6 thousand;
- # 8. Pawel Bielinski (byali) earned almost $410 thousand;
- # 10. Janusz Pogorzelski (snax) earned about $405,5 thousand.
For Poland, eSports is not a new field, but unfortunately it is not so structured. Polish gamers and teams are highly valued worldwide and well regarded in the most popular gaming disciplines. However, there is no major industry business platform capable of bringing together all the representatives aiming at the development of the local eSports industry.
Our event-company - Smile-Expo - is engaged in the integration of cutting-edge trends and innovative technologies in the European and CIS markets. More than ten years of activity and more than two hundred events is the experience that we possess for the implementation of our new projects.
Our goal is to create such a platform for eSports business in Poland. We set our future sights on the uniting of the representatives of the Eastern European eSports industry aiming at full and equal access to international markets. Because of that Smile-Expo organizes eSPORTconf Poland conference.
Upcoming events by Smile-Expo to take place in Europe:
VR/AR Gambling Conf EU (April 3). A unique event that aims at bringing together the leading VR/AR experts of gambling industry to support the active development of advanced technologies in the field of gambling. The conference will also be beneficial for betting industry representatives that lack experience in the implementation of VR/AR technologies in their business.
VapeShow Prague (May 13-14). The only specialized exhibition of vape industry in the Czech Republic. It will be interesting for business representatives of the industry, vape culture fans and those who will be willing to spend nice time in Prague.
Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Prague (May 19). The event will include a conference, an exhibition and industry startups area. Blockchain technologies experts and all those who are interested in cryptocurrency and its business prospects are invited.
See you on our events!