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Wednesday, August 22 • 15:20 - 16:00
eSports in Germany: what’s next?

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In the course of the negotiations for the formation of the grand coalition German federal government, the „Digital“ work group agreed to the political recognition of the eSports segment. Competitive gaming should be recognised in the context of club and association law; an „Olympic perspective“ for eSports over the medium term.

Speakers
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Hans Jagnow

President, German Esports Federation
Hans Jagnow holds office as president of the ESBD, the German Esports Federation. Connected to esports since the late 90s, he co-founded and managed a local esports club in Berlin. For a living he serves as a research assistant and political advisor in the Berlin House of Representatives... Read More →
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Thomas Jarzombek

Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy at the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, CDU
Thomas Jarzombek started an IT service company in 1996 while being a student of Economics, and is still a partner of the firm. He has been politically active for more than 25 years, for example as a member of the City Council of Düsseldorf as well as member of the state parliament... Read More →
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Jan Pommer

Director Team and Federation Relations, game · eSports
Jan Pommer is Director Team and Federation Relations at ESL. He is responsible to liase with all Sportclubs, leagues and federations as well as with stakeholders in sports politics. Jan has nearly 20 years experience in the sports industry. A trained lawyer with a specialisation in... Read More →
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Jens Wortmann

Vice President Youth Sports, Landessportbund Nordrhein-Westfalen
Jens Wortmann, born in 1988, is involved in sports and youth work from an early age. Since 2001 he is volunteering in various positions: trainer, camp staff and board member. Since 2010, he is also active beyond the club level in sports, first in the district sports club of Coesfeld... Read More →


Wednesday August 22, 2018 15:20 - 16:00
Track 1:
Living with games
Congress-Centrum Nord, Köln, Deutschland