This webinar is taking place on the 'Gaming & Immersive Technologies' day of techUK's 2024 Unleashing Innovation campaign week.

You can find out more about the campaign week here.


Esports, or electronic sports, is transforming the way people conceptualise, participate in, and consume both gaming and sports.

Thanks to major technical innovations such as online streaming and 5G connectivity, Esports is no longer an amateur persuit.

The global Esports sector continues to rapidly mature and commercialise, as evidenced by the rapid growth of gamers and viewers, continued establishment of professional leagues, and increased construction of dedicated Esports arenas.

Whilst the UK has established an early lead - in part due to its strong legacy in gaming - its continued success is far from inevitable. In particular, emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence will determine whether the UK can capture the opportunities presented by the Esports sector of tomorrow.

This session will convene experts in the field of Esports to discuss the following topics:

  • How are emerging technologies set to transform the UK's Esports sector?
  • What technical infrastructure will this depend upon?
  • Is the UK well positioned to establish and maintain global leadership in Esports?
  • What more can UK industry and Government do to maximise the opportunities of Esports?

Confirmed speakers

The panel will feature a range of speakers, including techUK member organisations and wider stakeholders from across the Esports ecosystem.

The full speaker line-up will be announced in due course.

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Please contact [email protected] if you would like to get involved in techUK's gaming and/or web3 & immersive technologies activity over the coming months.


Join us on April 8 for our Future Visions: Immersive Gaming webinar.

Topics include how immersive tech will transform gaming, the infrastrcuture this will depend upon, how UK leadership could look, and what UK industry & Government can do to maximise opportunities. Book your free ticket now.

Missed the launch of techUK's emerging gaming technologies activity?

In early January, techUK held our Industries of the Future: Gaming webinar.

This explored the gaming industry of tomorrow, the technologies set to underpin it, and how businesses can prepare to take the lead in these.

Click here to view the recording and event summary.

Event round-up - Redefining web 3.0: emerging economies, metaverse technologies, and the new age of the internet (with Shoosmiths)

Click here to view the recording and summary of the 'Gaming in the Metaverse' panel discussion.

Click below to view our other Supercharging Innovation series:

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The UK is home to emerging technologies that have the power to revolutionise entire industries. From quantum to semiconductors; from gaming to the New Space Economy, they all have the unique opportunity to help prepare for what comes next.

techUK members lead the development of these technologies. Together we are working with Government and other stakeholders to address tech innovation priorities and build an innovation ecosystem that will benefit people, society, economy and the planet - and unleash the UK as a global leader in tech and innovation.

For more information, or to get in touch, please visit our Innovation Hub and click ‘contact us’. 

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