Let the games begin! SiGMA brings Esports Village to Malta Week

Katy Micallef 2 years ago
Let the games begin! SiGMA brings Esports Village to Malta Week

15K prize pool up for grabs during 3-day tournament

SiGMA Group is throwing down the gauntlet and bringing the billion-dollar, competitive world of Esports to Malta’s biggest gaming, affiliate, and tech expo. Held at the MFCC from 16th to 18th November, SiGMA Europe will team up with Maltese Esports organisation GMR Entertainment, and Esports Technologies, a platform and software provider, to host 3 days of thrilling back-to-back tournaments. 

Esports Technologies will provide a platform to showcase their cutting-edge proprietary technologies, brands and product development. As a Platinum Partner, they will also be the exclusive sponsor for the 16-team Esports Tournament: Counter Strike: Global Offensive, where legends team up and take on some of the next generation of players making their mark on the battlefield. GMR Entertainment will provide all equipment needed to ensure a memorable setup in the tournament arena and will be key to the smooth running of the tournament, taking care of the online qualifier, streaming, teams, and the offline finals. 


Located at the heart of the 3-vertical expo, the Esports Village is a large arena devoted to a series of electric live and virtual tournaments, including Counter Strike and Fifa.

A Simulation Racing tournament is expected to be a huge draw for companies attending SiGMA. Taking place in the Esports Arena – a dedicated space just outside the main expo floor, gaming companies will be in with a chance to win substantial prizes from a 15K prize pool during the three days of competition.

The Esports Arena, where a number of high-profile guest players are scheduled to make an appearance, promises to go down in history – expect a buzzing atmosphere lit up by lasers and LCD screens. From behind the smoke 10 players will dominate the stage as they as they face off against each other in an epic battle of skill and luck.

“We’re going all out for what promises to be our biggest event yet. Esports is one of the fastest growing verticals out there right now and we’re excited to partner with Esport Technologies and Gamers.com.mt to bring the best of this explosive, vibrant ecosystem to Malta Week, said SiGMA Group Founder, Eman Pulis.”

Esports is set to become an important facet of Malta’s thriving gaming industry. Boosted by a dip in traditional sports, and a global video game market worth around $159 billion in 2020, the high-growth Esports sector attracts over 495 million viewers a year. 

Esports Technologies will also be running an Esports workshop during the event, where delegates can learn more about the future of Esports and the key trends impacting the sector – which is on track to reach $20.7 billion by 2027. The workshop will be co-hosted by industry leaders, well-known in Esport circles. View the full agenda here.

About Esport Technologies

A Platinum sponsor at SiGMA Europe, Esports Technologies is developing groundbreaking and engaging wagering products for Esports fans and bettors around the world. Esports Technologies is one of the leading global providers of Esports product, platform and marketing solutions. The company operates a licensed online gambling platform, gogawi.com, that offers real money betting on Esports events and professional sports from around the world in a secure environment. The company is developing Esports predictive gaming technologies that allow distribution to both customers and business partners.

About GMR Entertainment

GMR Entertainment is a Maltese Esports events company. A team of passionate gamers ourselves, we love gaming and work hard to give gamers the opportunity to take their passion to the next level. We believe in the potential of our local talent and do our best to promote it. 

At GMR Entertainment we are extremely well educated regarding international Esports and events, giving us the knowledge to help launch the local industry on a global scale. Over the past 9 years, we have built reputable brands such as Playcon, The Malta BOV ePremier League and Gamers.com.mt which have become well known both locally and internationally.


For the first time ever SiGMA Group is bringing its 4 leading shows together for the mother of all conferences. From the 15th to 19th November, SiGMA, alongside AGS and AIBC will bring the best in the business to a first-class meeting point at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre (MFCC). The week will also play host to the second edition of Med-Tech World, a digital health conference which will be held at the Hilton, Malta. Malta Week is a chance for investors to leverage the significant crossover potential for multi-faceted business deals and to double down on opportunities to connect with some of the leading affiliates, policy makers, thought leaders, suppliers, and operators in the industry.


A leading hub for digital innovation and business, the island of Malta has a long-standing reputation for pulling off excellent networking events. English-speaking, with a rich cultural history, plenty of leisure and entertainment choices, and currently leading in Covid-19 vaccinations worldwide, Malta has much to offer those seeking to inject a little fun into their stay. Malta’s stunning backdrop offers the perfect festival feel against which to forge lucrative deals. Join us for the 7th edition of SiGMA at the MFCC – Malta Fairs Conventions Centre, and explore how you can benefit from being a delegate, a sponsor, an exhibitor or a keynote speaker. Get in touch with Sophie for more info about SiGMA Europe Malta.

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