In ESGE project we will develop the local know-how of esports and bring together people who are interested in the field.

 

WHAT is our goal?

Electronic sports (esports) is becoming more and more popular and the possibilities and different forms of esports are developing rapidly. The goal of ESGE – eSports Game Ecosystem –project is to build an ecosystem for esports in Kymenlaakso, that will further develop the gaming cluster, as well as digitalization, internationalization, and startup-entrepreneurship, in the area.

What do we do?

The project builds a strong network of esports professionals and organizations in the Kymenlaakso region, discovers possible business opportunities in esports, and develops the understanding of esports among the key industry stakeholders. ESGE will bring together the eSports players, businesses, events, education, and the RDI activities of the UAS.

More info

Antti Leppilampi
Project manager
Antti.Leppilampi@xamk.fi
+358 40 585 5999

Jade Hirvonen
Project worker
Jade.Hirvonen@xamk.fi
+358 40 167 6918

Toni Andersson
Project worker
Toni.Andersson@xamk.fi

THE ESGE NETWORK

We have built a network of people in Kymenlaakso area who are interested in esports and gaming . The network has own Discord-channel, where we organize different kinds of game evenings.

As the network member, you are one of the first ones to know about our upcoming events and tournaments!

Join here

ESGE'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

You find here all the recordings of the webinars and online events

Check the channel here

What is going on in the project?

Job possibilities in esports -webinar season 1

Have you ever dreamt of working in the Gaming Industry while enjoying your favorite game? or watching an online tournament?

Our upcoming webinar series has got you covered for all the questions you have. The top experts of the industry will be sharing their experiences and knowledge about various aspects to help our viewers get to the next level!

 

Check the episodes ->

We are glad to announce that ESGE’s Job Opportunities in eSports Webinar series is commencing with the first ever episode this Thursday.

For Ep.01: eSports in General, we have an industry expert, Marianne Määtä from Female Gaming Finland, who would be educating our audience about topics ranging from the very basics of eSports and various working opportunities in it to women in eSports and many more.

 

DATE: 12th November 2020 i.e. Thursday
TIME: 17.00 (EEST – Eastern European Standard Time GMT+2)
PLACE: MS TEAMS LIVE (link provided after registration)

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO KNOW MORE, SO MAKE SURE TO NOT MISS IT OUT!

 

You can watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/QVexaHHelj4

 

After last week’s successful pilot episode, where we got acquainted with eSports in general, this week is a chance for you to learn more about Event Organising in eSports!

For ‘Ep.02: Event Organising’, our guest – Ville Pelkola from Gaming Barracks, will join us and aware our audience about different aspects of event organizing and job opportunities when it comes to eSports.

DATE: 20th November 2020 i.e. Friday
TIME: 17.00 (EEST – Eastern European Standard Time GMT+2)
PLACE: YouTube Live Stream (link provided after registration)

NOW IS THE TIME TO KNOW-HOW THEY DO SUCH GREAT ESPORT EVENTS, SO MAKE SURE NOT TO MISS IT OUT!

 

You can watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/xgzF6Kh9r3g

📢DESIGNERS ALERT!📢

This time we are excited to bring you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge in the field of Game Design!

And so, for our ‘Ep.03: Game Design’, we have Marko Haaja from Kuura Games – who will tell us about everything there is to know regarding Game Design and the various job opportunities that it brings in the field of eSports.

DATE: 2nd December 2020 i.e. Wednesday
TIME: 17.00 (EEST – Eastern European Standard Time GMT+2)
PLACE: YouTube Live Stream (link provided after registration)

 

You can watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/dHD7AgHCoXo

🚨🚨🚨
We are back with another episode of our Job Opportunities in eSports Webinar series and this time we are delighted to cover the topic of – STREAMING!!For ‘Ep.04: Streaming’, Jani Rinne – better known as “Yambba” on Twitch 😎, will join us to talk about how it is to be an online streamer and everything that comes with it.
DATE: 8th December 2020 i.e. Tuesday
TIME: 17.00 (EEST – Eastern European Standard Time GMT+2)
PLACE: YouTube Live Stream (link provided after registration)
You can watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/9L1VFWj7dJc

Job possibilities in esports -webinar season 2

We are back with a brand new season of our webinar series JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN ESPORTS, and there’s no better way to begin it than talking about one of the most important subjects – PHYSICAL HEALTH!

Therefore, for our ‘Ep.01: Physical Health‘ we are delighted to have Violeta Ivanova – an expert in the field of physiotherapy and gaming – who will discuss the importance of physical health in gaming as well as various opportunities that it brings in the field of eSports.

In order to register, complete this super-short registration form:
https://webropol.com/s/esge-webinar-s2e1 and you will be provided with a link to watch the stream live on YouTube.

REMEMBER, WE ARE HERE TO FEED YOUR CURIOSITY, SO DON’T FORGET TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE ABOUT THE TOPIC IN THE REGISTRATION FORM!

Mark your calendars for:
DATE: 14th January 2021 i.e. Thursday
TIME: 17.00 (EEST – Eastern European Standard Time GMT+2)
PLACE: YouTube Live Stream (link provided after registration)
Hope to see you on live, then. 🙌😉

 

 

Events

We have our own esport related challenge!

 

The first bigger esport event of Kymenlaakso

During the year 2021, there will be the first bigger esport event in Kymenlaakso. Come along to build the event concept and to create something that Kymenlaakso has not seen before.

Read more and register now HERE. The registration has ended.

Tournaments

We have had online tournaments in Finnish during the year 2020. We will update this part of the page as soon as we organize a tournament in English.

Stay tuned!!!

 

News and posts

Coming soon!

Facts

ESGE - eSports Game Ecosystem

01.09.2019 - 30.04.2022

Implementers

Administrator: Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulu

Fields of expertise: Digital economy
XAMK research centers: Luovat alat

Budget

Total budget: 295 480 €

XAMK part of the total budget: 88 644 €

Financiers and main source of funding: Kymenlaakson liitto Euroopan aluekehitysrahastosta