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The GO Malta Esports Festival 2018

Esplora Interactive Science Centre takes us on a journey through its various events, exhibitions, workshops and shows as it invites children (and their parents, too) to give in to their curiosity and discover brand new things

GamingMalta is an independent non-profit foundation set up by the Government of Malta and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Tasked with the remit of promoting Malta as a centre of excellence in the digital and remote gaming sector globally, it is also responsible for liaising with the local relevant authorities to improve Malta’s attractiveness as a jurisdiction and enhance the ecosystem surrounding the gaming industry.

They achieve this by engaging with all the key stakeholders and ensuring that they connect with the different parts of the gaming ecosystem both locally and internationally to promote, strengthen and accelerate the growth across all gaming sectors. Joining and connecting the dots within the ecosystem is a vital component of the game. Their networking events and international roadshows serve as a platform for this. What’s more, they also aid in attracting potential investors to the gaming industry.

Malta’s reputation as a quality jurisdiction in terms of iGaming is well recorded and GamingMalta are now also working on building their reputation to become a digital creative hub. They already have successful video gaming companies on the island, and are working on ensuring that structures are built to give further and sustainable impetus to the up and coming sector. Working closely within the sector should result in the enhancement of the digital gaming ecosystem, thus attracting key talent to Malta.

Testament to Malta’s creative potential has been the relocation of Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn (THU), a week-long gathering of digital artists. THU, which previously took place in Portugal, brought more than 1,000 creatives and creators from all corners of the world to the island, including executives from the world’s leading entertainment companies Disney, Netflix and Ubisoft. THU is set to become a vital showcase of Malta’s digital creative ecosystem, which is expected to grow and gain further global recognition in the years ahead.

Additionally, GamingMalta firmly believes that Malta has all the right credentials to become an eSports hub. The government of Malta is strongly backing this sector and committing to ensure that eSports is a success story on the island. Their advanced IT infrastructure, an ever-growing eSports community coupled with Malta being a natural tourist destination, the eSports sector will surely find a welcoming home here.

GamingMalta are looking at the eSports sector in somewhat of a holistic manner, which also includes a strong push towards education. But that’s not all! They’re also looking into stimulation racing as an area they see has potential for growth.