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Thursday, April 11

09:30 CEST

Doors Open
Thursday April 11, 2019 09:30 - 10:00 CEST
Main Stage

10:00 CEST

Welcoming video address by the State Minister and Federal Government Commissioner for Digitalisation - Dorothee Bär; welcoming speeches by your host and partners of the day.

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Dorothee Bär (per video)

State Minister for Digitization, Federal Government Germany
(Foto: Tobias Koch)
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Hans Jagnow

President, ESBD - German Esports Federation
The German Esports Federation ESBD is working since November 2017 and represents 34 esports organizations: amateur clubs, pro teams and event organizers. Its located in Berlin, headed by a five-member-boards.
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Felix Falk

Managing Director, game
Felix has been Managing Director of game since February 2018. Previously, he held the same position at BIU, where he implemented the merger with GAME. From 2009 to 2016, Felix was Managing Director of Entertainment Software Self-Regulation (USK). As Vice Chairman of the International... Read More →
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Jan-Hendrik Heuschkel

Vice President Marketing Communications, Freaks 4U Gaming

Thursday April 11, 2019 10:00 - 10:15 CEST
Main Stage

10:15 CEST

Keynote: The Esports Movement
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Jona ‘Johnny’ Schmitt

Esports Host, Freaks 4U Gaming
Few presenters have played a greater part in establishing esports on German TV than Johnny. A cornerstone of Sport1’s League of Legends coverage and now regular host of ran eSport on ProSieben MAXX, he brings esports into the living room. His leading role is emphasized by appearances... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 10:15 - 11:00 CEST
Main Stage

11:00 CEST

Lizenzierungspolitik im eSport - Zwischen Gemeinwohl, Verwertung und Regulierung
In der Strukturierung und Steuerung der Entwicklung von eSport sind Lizenzen für einzelne  eSport-Titel ein zentrales Werkzeug. Welche Unterschiede gibt es im Umgang mit Lizenzierungen  und welchen Einfluss haben sie auf Community und eSport-Events?

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Florian Backhaus

Senior Manager Media Rights & Business Development, Sport1
Florian Backhaus is Senior Manager Media Rights & Business Development at Sport1. Over the past year he has been heavily involved in planning and execution of the first 24/7 eSports Pay-TV channel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland “eSports1”, which launched on January 24th 2019... Read More →
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Christian-Henner Hentsch

Head of Legal and Regulatory, game
Dr. Christian-Henner Hentsch works as Head of Legal and Regulatory for game – the German GamesIndustry Association, since January 2016. Before he represented the VG Media, a collecting societyfor broadcasters and press publishers. He also was working for a Member oft he German Bundestag,in... Read More →
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Dr. Fabian Laugwitz

Vice President, ESBD - German Esports Federation
Dr. Fabian Laugwitz is a lawyer with a background in sports management and an associated partner of ACT Legal in Frankfurt am Main. He advises his clients in all areas of commercial and sports law. His focus in sports law is on providing tailor-made legal solutions for the sSports... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Main Stage

11:00 CEST

Going Pro – Team Management 101

There are thousands of ways to start an esports team, but just a few lead to the professional  success many are dreaming of. This workshop will give you valuable insights on how to get  organized on a pro level.

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Christian Lenz

Chief Gaming Officer, BIG - Berlin International Gaming

Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Workshop (Atelier)

11:45 CEST

Grundlagen des eSport-Trainings – Einblick in die ESBD-Trainerausbildung
Marc Helbig ist einer von acht neuen Referenten der ESBD-Akadamie und gibt einen tiefen Einblick in die Ausbildungsstruktur des ersten Lehrgangs der ESBD-Trainerausbildung: Die Grundlagen des eSports-Training. Mit kurzen Informationen zu eingebundenen Expert/innen und der Arbeit der AG „Trainerausbildung“ beschreibt er in seinem Talk den Entstehungsprozess einer gesamtheitlichen Qualifizierung im eSport-Bereich.

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Marc Helbig

Chairman, 1. Berliner eSport-Club e.V.
Marc Helbig is the Chairman of the 1. Berliner eSports Club e.V.. Next to his study in mechanical engineering he worked for iav as a student trainee for the last 3 years.For the amateur eSports Club he coaches several teams and players in league of legends at offline trainings. Since... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 11:45 - 12:00 CEST
Main Stage

11:45 CEST

Case Study: Sponsoring in German Esports

Big sponsoring annoucements in the last months boosted the esports industry in Germany. The ESL partnered with non-endemic brands, such as DHL and Mercedes, allowing them to communicate with a high-profile target group through esports. Kristina Müller will talk with you about the partnership work at ESL and will showcase a campaign that authentically activated the esports audience.

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Kristina Müller

Head of Strategic Partnerships, ESL
As Head of Strategic Partnerships at ESL, Kristina is currently leading relationships with global brand and entertainment partners (e.g. Mercedes-Benz, DHL, Vodafone and Universal Music). Before that, she has been working as  Senior Manager in the Digital Strategy Department of ProSiebenSat.1... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 11:45 - 12:15 CEST
Workshop (Atelier)

12:00 CEST

Mittagspause / Lunch Break
Thursday April 11, 2019 12:00 - 13:00 CEST

13:00 CEST

Sportart eSport – Offene Fragen der (Sport-)Politik
eSport ist nicht nur die Sportart einer jungen und dynamischen Generation, sondern auch zentrales Debattenthema der deutschen Sportpolitik. Das Panel liefert eine Bestandsaufnahme über Erfolge und offene Fragen um die Anerkennung von eSport auf dem Weg zur Gleichstellung zum traditionellem  Sport.

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Stephan Mayer

Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
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Lars Klingbeil

Secretary General, SPD
Lars Klingbeil is a German politician (SPD) and since 2017 Secretary General of the Social DemocraticParty of Germany. He was born in Soltau in 1978 and grew up in Munster in the Luneburg Heath.In 1996 Lars Klingbeil joined the SPD and 2009 Lars Klingbeil was elected in the constituency... Read More →
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Margit Stumpp

MdB, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Margit Stumpp (born 13 April 1963 in Mengen, Upper Swabia) is Member of the German Bundestag for the Green Party (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) since 2017. For her faction she is spokesperson for education and media politics as well as for digital infrastructure. She studied precision... Read More →
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Hans Jagnow

President, ESBD - German Esports Federation
The German Esports Federation ESBD is working since November 2017 and represents 34 esports organizations: amateur clubs, pro teams and event organizers. Its located in Berlin, headed by a five-member-boards.
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Felix Falk

Managing Director, game
Felix has been Managing Director of game since February 2018. Previously, he held the same position at BIU, where he implemented the merger with GAME. From 2009 to 2016, Felix was Managing Director of Entertainment Software Self-Regulation (USK). As Vice Chairman of the International... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
Main Stage

13:00 CEST

Trust Issues – Creating Esports Integrity

Esports is facing many challenges that come with popularity and rising price pools:  cheating, doping and match fixing will be an international threat to the trust that  society and partners are putting into esports. The workshop will show how to rise the  esports integrity level.

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Anna Baumann

Lawyer, ESBD - eSport-Bund Deutschland e.V.
Anna Baumann is a self-employed lawyer specializing in the eSport sector. She advises globally leading eSports teams, league organisers, top players, commentators and influencers comprehensively in the areas of regulation, labour law, competition law and intellectual property law... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
Workshop (Atelier)

14:00 CEST

eSport-Einstieg FIFA – Ergriffene Chance oder blinder Aktionismus?
Der berühmte „Einstieg in den eSport“ läuft für Vereine, Verbände, Marken und Sponsoren oft über das Sportspiel FIFA. Hundertfach werden Turniere in Deutschland veranstaltet, eine FIFA-Nationalmannschaft gegründet, die Bundesliga in den virtuellen Raum gespiegelt. Eine riesige Chance oder blinder Aktionismus der Akteure? Unsere Gäste debattieren über die Faszination des Spiels; die Erfahrungen der Athleten in Wettbewerben, offiziellen Turnieren und Ligen; und die Erfahrungen in Vereinen nach dem Einstieg.

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Maximilian Knabe

'HandOfBlood', instinct3
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Florian Müller

Professional FIFA Player, FC Basel 1893
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Daniel Luther

eSports-Experte, KiNG eSports
Call of Duty-World Champion Daniel Luther is one of the few esports experts to have witnessed the rise of the phenomenon from the front row. So far, he has behaved inconspicuously and walks through life without running amok. In the meantime, the mouse is hanging on the nail and since... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
Main Stage

14:00 CEST

Steuerrechtliche Herausforderungen im eSport

Preisgelder im In- und Ausland, Spielerverträge über mehrere Kontinente hinweg,  Lohnsteuerpflichten – es gibt viele steuerrechtliche Fragen, die sich aus dem speziellen  Charakter von eSport ergeben. Dieser Workshop soll den Raum geben, sie anzusprechen und  wertvolle Praxistipps für die eigenen Tätigkeit mitzunehmen.

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Dr. Jörg Alvermann

Dr. Jörg Alvermann is a lawyer and specialist in tax law in Cologne. He is a partner in the law firm Streck Mack Schwedhelm, Rechtsanwälte und Fachanwälte für Steuerrecht Köln/Berlin/München. His practice focuses on litigation and advice on tax and criminal tax law, associations... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
Workshop (Atelier)

15:00 CEST

Kaffeepause / Coffee Break
Thursday April 11, 2019 15:00 - 15:30 CEST

15:30 CEST

En(Able)ing eSports – Inklusion im eSport
Nicht nur die Bundesregierung sieht eSport als große Chance für eine inklusive Sportlandschaft und Wettkampf auf Augenhöhe und ohne Grenzen zwischen den Menschen. Doch was ist der status quo im eSport und was braucht der Bereich, um Inklusion im eSport zu aktivieren und  fortzuentwickeln. Unsere Gäste gehen diesen Fragen nach.

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Annett Chojnacki-Bennemann

Leiterin Hauptstadtbüro, Deutscher Behindertensportverband (DBS) e.V.
Annett Chojnacki-Bennemann studied law in Jena and Krakow. During her legal clerkship she discovered her enthusiasm for sports and completed her further education in sports law.Since November 2014, she has headed the Berlin office of the Deutscher Behindertensportverband e.V. and... Read More →
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Maxi Gräff

Xbox Marketing Communication, Microsoft
Maxi has joined Microsoft in 2015 as the PR Lead for Xbox Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is now leading the Xbox Marketing Communications in GSA. She is in the Gaming industry since nearly 10 years and before Microsoft Maxi was part of the entertainment YouTube format High5... Read More →
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Niklas Luginsland

Fifa e-Sportler, VfB Stuttgart eSports
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Timo Schädler

Vice CEO, Special Olympics Germany

Thursday April 11, 2019 15:30 - 16:15 CEST
Main Stage

15:30 CEST

The Art of Esports Journalism

With raising public interests in esports there is a growing demand in esports journalism,  bringing reports from the esports stages of the world to your breakfast table. The workshop  will put a spotlight to written, photographed and videographed esports and how to capture  the sparking moments of the match.

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Kalie Moore

Co-Founder, The Story Mob
Kalie Moore is Co-Founder of The Story Mob, the world's first communications consultancy focused solely on esports. Before co-founding The Story Mob, Kalie was Head of Communications for BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, the first investment fund entirely dedicated to esports. Through her... Read More →
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Adela Sznajder

Freelance Photographer, Adela Sznajder
Adela Sznajder is a freelance photographer working primarly in esports since 2013. Known for her emotion and action packed images, she's worked as an official photographer for events organized by companies such as ESL, DreamHack, Riot Games, or RFRSH Entertainment (BLAST Pro Series... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 15:30 - 16:15 CEST
Workshop (Atelier)

16:15 CEST

The Future Is Female (But Why Wait?)
If you take a look at esports stages you will notice that esports is a male dominated sport.  But is that a reality we cannot alter? Where is the gender imbalance of esports rooted in,  and how can we create ways for women into the esports movement – as athletes, employees  and entrepreneurs? For this panel we will share the stage with gamesweekberlin conference WOMENIZE!

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Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico

Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico entered esports as a competitive gamer in 2006 and made the pivot to on-camera presenting in 2008. She has emceed tournaments and international championships for Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, StarCraft 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Overwatch and... Read More →
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Natalie Denk

Initiative "League of Girls", PICAPIPE GmbH
Natalie Denk has a degree in Educational Science and Game Studies. Her research focuses on Game Based Learning, Educational Game Design and the examination of age and gender aspects in relation to digital games. Since 2014 she has been involved in several national and international... Read More →
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Melek Balgün

Host, Melek Balgün
Melek Balgün qualifies with her academic career and her personal interests for a wide range of topics. Balgün used to be a professional gamer where she participated at the Electronic Sports World Cup in 2007. Esports has also been the starting point of her career as a presenter... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 16:15 - 17:00 CEST
Main Stage

16:15 CEST

Jugendschutz im eSport – Theorie in Praxis für Vereine, Teams und Veranstalter

Wie in kaum einer anderen Sportart steht das Thema Jugendschutz im Zentrum der  Organisierung von eSport-Aktivitäten. Der Workshop gibt eine Einführung in die  Jugendschutzregulierung und zeigt Formen der praktischen Umsetzungen in verschiedenen  Anwendungsbereichen.

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Lorenzo von Petersdorff

Head of USK.online & Legal Counsel, USK
Lorenzo von Petersdorff attained his law degrees with focus on media law. After a stint into the film production and distribution industry he joined the USK in 2015.  The USK is an officially recognised Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body, established by the computer games... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 16:15 - 17:00 CEST
Workshop (Atelier)

17:00 CEST

Werte im eSport – Was uns vereint!
Wenn gesellschaftlich über eSport diskutiert wird, dann tritt oft die Frage nach Konfliktdarstellungen im eSport in den Mittelpunkt. Aber welche Systematik von gesellschaftlichen Werten liegt dem eSport eigentlich zugrunde? Und wo gibt es  Anknüpfungspunkte und Schnittmengen zu den sportlichen Bewegungen? Unsere Gäste  diskutieren über Werte im eSport.

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Alexander Fuchs

Key Policy Issues, Planning and Organization Officer, Berlin Sport Confederation
Alexander Fuchs is currently working as the key policy issues, planning and organization officer at theBerlin Sport Confederation (Landessportbund Berlin). The 35 year old is a Master of Science in sportsand political sciences, educated at Westphalian-Wilhelms University Münster... Read More →
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Maxim Markow

Host, Freaks 4U Gaming
Maxim Markow is the most famous esports shoutcaster in Germany, and the face of the German League of Legends scene.The certified teacher not only presents esports to both new and established fans, but also helps make his viewers better players every week through his videos. Apart... Read More →
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Martin Müller

Vice President, ESBD - eSport-Bund Deutschland e.V.
Martin Müller, 34, is chairman and founding member of "Magdeburg eSports e.V." The graduate civil engineer works in a medium-sized family business. With StarCraft and Counter-Strike his connection to eSport began in the 2000s. Today, the Dota enthusiast is committed to the development... Read More →
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Niklot 'Tolkin' Stüber

Born and raised in Berlin I started to play video games at the age of 13. Two years later I discovered League of Legends and began playing it exclusively. During the time of my A-Levels a British Organisation noticed me high on the ranking and approached me. I started to play in the... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 17:00 - 18:00 CEST
Main Stage

17:00 CEST

Esports Media Regulations – Advertisement, Broadcasting, Youth Protection

Being active as an esports organization in Germany means paying attention to a  lot of different media regulations. Streaming means broadcasting licenses,  sponsorships leads to labeling requirements in social media. The workshop will  give an introduction into regulations and show you best practices in the German  esports field.

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Kai Bodensiek

Partner, Brehm & v. Moers
Kai Bodensiek is a partner with the media law firm Brehm & v. Moers. Kai is experienced as a legal advisor for game publishers and developers, which includes the project funding, drafting and negotiating of development and licensing agreements. Among his clients are multinational... Read More →
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Kai Florian Furch

Lawyer, Brehm & v. Moers
Kai Florian Furch is a partner in the media law firm Brehm & v. Moers. He provides comprehensive legal advice on transactions, negotiations and litigations for national and international companies in all matters pertaining to IP and Media law, Entertainment law as well as IT law... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 17:00 - 18:00 CEST
Workshop (Atelier)

18:00 CEST

European Level Up – Structuring Esports in the Union
Esports is an international movement to its core. You can compete with players all over the  world by the means of just one click. But how do we structure our movement, how do we  come together with one voice? Especially given the pressure the European integration is experiencing these days, esports might be carrier of the European idea, bringing a  young generation togethers as a transnational movement. The panel will discuss chances  and challenges of a federating the European esports entities, and how European developments such as the Brexit will affect athletes and organizations in esports.

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Hans Jagnow

President, ESBD - German Esports Federation
The German Esports Federation ESBD is working since November 2017 and represents 34 esports organizations: amateur clubs, pro teams and event organizers. Its located in Berlin, headed by a five-member-boards.
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Chester King

Founder, British Esports Association
Chester founded the ‘British Esports Association’ in March 2016 – as the national body for esports in the UK, whose main aims are to help develop the UK’s grassroots esports scene and provide an infrastructure to nurture future British talent. Authority was given by the UK... Read More →
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Dara MacGreevy

Senior Counsel, ISFE
Dara MacGreevy is Senior Counsel, Content Protection and Information Security at ISFE, where he has worked for the past ten years. Before that, he was the head of the movie industry's anti-piracy operations in the EMEA region. Dara was called to the Irish Bar in 1976 and to the English... Read More →
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Samy Ouerfelli

Founder, France Esports

Thursday April 11, 2019 18:00 - 18:30 CEST
Main Stage

18:30 CEST

Networking Reception
Thursday April 11, 2019 18:30 - 21:00 CEST
Networking Lounge (Atelier)

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