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08/11/2017 00h00

The ESWC sets up in Metz for 3 years

The ESWC sets up in Metz for 3 years

An international e-sport event for the inauguration of the new "Metz Robert Schuman" Convention Center.

Officially announced at the Paris Games Week on October 31, 2017, the ESWC will take place in Metz for three consecutive editions from September 2018.
The ESWC, organized by the French company Webedia (Jeuxvideo.com, Millenuim, IGN, Mixicom, Toornament.com, PSG eSport) is the number one international and symbolic esport event. 

Based on the organization of competitions bringing together the best players in the world and their supporters, and broadcasted in live on the Internet and on TV channels, the ESWC gathers tens of thousands of people and up to millions online each year.

Thanks to this international reputation, the ESWC is developing in big cities specialized in innovative technology activities and contributing to the French gaming industry boom.

From September 2018 and for three years in a row, the ESWC has decided to set up in Metz Métropole, in a European perspective. The Metz urban area and the Great East region have a significant cross-border demographic basin, with France, Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium.

In Metz Métropole, and more particularly in the TCRM-Blida third place, a dynamic gaming scene  is also developing, with many private players or associations (Mamytwink, Cluster East Games, Aux frontières du Pixel, etc.), as well as the first French academic lab dedicated to Video Games, the Expressive GameLab of the University of Lorraine.

Under the banner "Art & Tech" of the Inspire Metz brand, the ESWC will be the first inaugural event of the Robert Schuman Convention Center of Metz, overlooking the TGV station (1h20 from Paris) and facing the Pompidou-Metz Center. An inaugural center that will also be completed by the event @GEN, the business and digital meeting of the Great East region, taking place at the new Convention Center for the 1st time.  
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