Gaming at Web Summit 2023: What you need to know

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Follow our stop-by-stop guide to gaming content in Lisbon this November 13-16, to get the most out of your experience at Web Summit 2023.

In 2022, the worldwide gaming market generated almost US$347 billion in revenue, while the mobile gaming market generated an estimated US$248 billion.

Whether you’re an enthusiastic player, a developer or a savvy market observer, here’s everything you need to know about gaming at Web Summit 2023.

Stop ①a: Web Summit mobile app

Before you begin, download our mobile app! The app is your one-stop shop for all things Web Summit. It’s your ticket, networking tool and schedule planner – all in one place.

Use our app to find your way around the event using maps and schedules, search for the attendees and companies you want to meet, and get personalised recommendations for new connections and content to check out.

Stop ①b: The Web Summit schedule

No matter what content you’re searching for, this is where to begin. The Web Summit schedule contains all content, including talks, masterclasses, Q&As and speakers, gathered in one spot in our app.

Our gaming content is spread across numerous tracks and stages. Simply search “gaming” to find everything you need – from esports to mobile gaming and talks from some of your favourite creators.

Stop ②: Onstage content

What’s next for the world of gaming? Learn from companies, creatives and influencers redefining the world of content on ContentMakers. You’ll join speakers such as Sybo Games CEO Mathias Gredal Nørvig, who’ll share unique insights into how we can harness gaming for social good.

If you want to witness some of the world’s leading streamers and creators, Verified is the stage for you. One of Minecraft’s most followed Twitch streamers, TommyInnit, will be discussing finding success in live streaming, and how to diversify content to expand your target audience.

If you’re interested in the intersection of gaming and Web3, there’s plenty to catch up with over on Crypto. Amy Peck, founder and CEO at EndeavorXR, will examine the forces that could propel Web3 gaming to the fore of mainstream entertainment.

To give you a flavour, here’s our podcast on ‘‘Why is gaming dominating the entertainment industry?’.

2.4 million: The average concurrent daily viewers of Twitch

Check the schedule to catch TommyInnit’s Web Summit session

Stop ③: Gaming startups

Check out the startups – not just in gaming and VR – exhibiting with us this year. Are you involved in a startup? Apply for our ALPHA startup programme now, so you can join us in Lisbon in 2024.

Want to find out more? Read about some of the interesting gaming and VR startups exhibiting with us this year.

Stop ④: Food Summit

By now, you’ve probably worked up an appetite. With several market-style food courts hosting delicious food and beverage stands, you’ll be able to enjoy a taste of Portugal’s culinary scene whenever you get hungry.

Stop ⑤: Roundtables and masterclasses

Sit in on a masterclass to learn from – and interact with – gaming experts, or join a roundtable to participate in a 45-minute discussion, talking through the most pressing issues facing tech, business and society.

US$755.8 billion: The predicted market value of XR technology by 2033

Check the schedule to discover XR-focused sessions

Stop ⑥: Q&A

Visit the Q&A stage for some audience-speaker interaction. Where else would you get the chance to have your say and ask your burning questions to some of our top speakers?

Keep up-to-date with the schedule, and check out our Q&A tracks page for all the exciting speakers and sessions to come.

Stop ⑦: Night Summit 🤖 🍸 🧑

Time to wind down, grab a drink and mingle with fellow attendees at our series of after-hours events across the beautiful city of Lisbon.

Start with our meet and greet at Hub Criativo do Beato on Monday, November 13.

Then, network – and dance – at Pátio da Galé and Praça do Comércio on Tuesday, November 14.

And finally, wrap things up with our Night Summit party at Pavilhão Carlos Lopes on Wednesday, November 15. Saúde!

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