📩 25/09/2023 10:51
Gaming Istanbul, one of the 8 largest gaming and esports events in the world, was held on 22-24 September 2023 and attracted great attention from game lovers.
Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğluFamous internet broadcasters such as Tuğkan Gönültaş (@Elraenn), Can Sungur (@csnaber), TunaAksen (@pintipanda) also participated and met with their fans in the event where .
Gaming Istanbul, which witnessed many colorful images, hosted gaming tournaments, cosplay competitions, e-sports events, stands of gaming companies, new game launches and many other events. Gamers formed intense queues in the early hours of the morning for PC Game Pass, which was given to the first 5000 visitors every day for three days.
Gaming Istanbul, organized for the seventh time this year under the main sponsorship of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and its subsidiaries Medya A.Ş and OGEM, attracted game lovers from all over Turkey to Prof. in Yenikapı on 22-24 September. Dr. He brought it together at Kadir Topbaş Performance and Art Center.
Gaming Istanbul's guest on the second day is Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğlu came together with local game development studios, freelance game developers and gamers. Having the opportunity to see and play new games Ekrem İmamoğlu"It was great fun to spend time with the young people," he said.
At Gaming Istanbul, games on many platforms, from PC to console, from mobile games to e-sports tournaments, were presented to visitors. Visitors attending the event also had a pleasant time by meeting with famous internet broadcasters while participating in award-winning e-sports matches and tournaments. Local cosplay talents presented very colorful images on the first day of the event and showed off their skills in the cosplay competition.
“We brought together all the stakeholders of the gaming world”
Evaluating the event, Gamin gİstanbul Founding Partner Meriç Eryürek said: “Gaming Istanbul has reached a very important position in terms of promoting the existence of Turkey's gaming industry and players. This year, as in previous years, we brought together all stakeholders of the gaming world, from players to internet publishers, from freelance game developers to investors and game enthusiasts. In terms of the game industry, Turkey is in a very important position with the number of 36 million active players. This year, investors, game publishers, studio managers and marketing / sales experts mainly from European, Asian and American countries participated. "Many globally important names of the game industry, such as Jason Della Rocca, Founding Partner of Execution Labs, and Hendrik Lesser, CEO of Remote Control Productions, attended as speakers and shared their experiences," he said.
Evaluating the gaming industry, Eryürek said that there are measurements of the global market size between 175-187 billion dollars, we can say that it is approximately 180 billion dollars. We do not have definitive data on the size of the gaming market in Turkey, the last announced data is that it exceeded 2020 billion dollars in 1. If you ask my prediction, I am certain that we have reached a size of 1,4 billion dollars.
New games were showcased for the first time at Gaming Istanbul
Many new games prepared by our country's valuable game studios were launched at Gaming Istanbul. Upgrade Entertainment's PC-Console game called Concubine, which tells the story of the concubines who protected the Sultan during the Ottoman period, was first launched at GIST and attracted great interest from gamers.
On the other hand, new games such as Compass of the Destiny: Istanbul, Cardboard Town, Land of the Vikings, Diriliş Ertuğrul, Mayhem Brawler II: Best of Both Worlds, Castle of Alchemists, Book Warrior and Pile Up also met with game lovers at Gaming Istanbul.
Famous internet broadcasters Gaming met with their fans in Istanbul.
Gaming Istanbul, which hosts a large number of broadcasters as every year, this year hosted famous broadcasters Tuğkan Gönültaş (@Elraenn), Can Sungur (@csnaber), Tuna Aksen (@pintipanda), Alp ''H1vezZz!''Kocaman, Koray Birand , Mesut Çevik, Elanur, Mert Yılmaz (rraenee) and Burak Kenan Öztürk (holmes.jpg) made a special surprise to their followers this year and met with the visitors at the Gaming Istanbul Influencer Stage.
Cosplayers giving colorful moments at Gaming Istanbul…
In the Gaming Istanbul 2023 Cosplay Competition, participants portrayed various game, anime, cartoon and movie characters with their unique costumes. While 25 contestants became finalists in the competition held on the main stage, the top three cosplayers were announced on Sunday, September 24.
World's leading game developers shared their experiences
Gaming Istanbul's official B2 Betkinlik Indieway brought together gaming professionals at Gaming Istanbul. Many local and foreign gaming professionals who are experts in their fields shared their experiences within the scope of Indieway, which started on September 21, the day before Gaming Istanbul, and continued for 24 days until September 4. An award ceremony was also held within the scope of Indieway. While the game named Emberbane was awarded the 1st prize, New Cycle was awarded the 2nd prize and the game named Leila was awarded the 3rd prize.
In addition to the business boot camp on “The secrets of financing and scaling your studio” with Jason Della Rocca, one of the respected figures of the game industry, Indeway will also host the game world's guests, including Blay Games ArtDirector Maya Bora, Upgrade Entertainment Episode Designer Balım Alpay and Remote Control Productions CEO Hendrik Lesser. The names he followed with interest became speakers. This year, seminars and business development meetings were held with nearly 3000 local and foreign participants at Indieway, the business development event and ecosystem for the gaming industry.
The only gaming event that gives free space to freelance game developers
Gaming Istanbul, which is the only game event that allocates free space to freelance developers, featured 36 games free of charge, depending on the quality of the applications, and brought together more than 50 free game developers in total with visitors and investors. Developers had the chance to find the new publisher/investor of their games by holding professional meetings.
Many important brands such as Medya A.Ş, OGEM, Samsung, Gaming.Gen.TR, GameDev, GamesUP, Microsoft, Turkcell, GeForceNOW powered by GAME+, Turkpin, Upgrade Entertainment and Unity will participate in Gaming Istanbul, where Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is the main sponsor. gaming and establishment took their place.