ESPORTS & GAMING FEST

Events and initiatives about eSport & Gaming

​​​​​​​13 · 14 · 15 JUNE 2024 / BOLOGNAFIERE

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+90
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+60.000
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+50
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+130
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+600
EXHIBITORS

TOURNAMENTS - RETROGAMING - VR EXPERIENCES - EXHIBITION AREA - DRONE SOCCER

In the era of digital transformation, the video game sector is one of the largest industries on the planet. In recent years, eSports have managed to break out of their niche and capture the attention of companies and investors, gathering around them a huge circle of enthusiasts.

After organizing training sessions and activities on the subject in past editions, with the collaboration of personalities such as Marco Zingarelli, President of HG Esports, Matteo Flora, Adjunct Professor in Corporate Reputation and Founder of TheFool.it, and Dario Maggiorini, Associate Professor at the University of Milan, this year WMF will once again host the eSport Festival: a celebration of electronic sports through initiatives dedicated to the sector and ample space to try out the latest innovations or take a plunge into the past of the gaming world.

Scheduled for June 13, 14, and 15 during the three days of WMF, the eSports & Gaming Fest will be a real event dedicated to the world of eSports & Gaming and its protagonists: a true "village" where you can live a unique experience, reliving the entire history of video games from the first experiments to modern times, with numerous stations and new and exclusive gaming experiences to try in chronological order. For the first time in Europe, there will also be space for Drone Soccer, a highly inclusive and spectacular sport!

Partner of Esports & Gaming Fest

Main events of Esports & Gaming Fest

You will be able to connect with professional gamers and video game enthusiasts, explore the world of esports firsthand, and test the latest technologies in the sector, within a dedicated area of over 300 square meters!

The drone esport developed by the Advanced Mechatronics Technology Institute CAMTIC – which resembles Quidditch from the famous Harry Potter books – is coming for the first time in Europe, exclusively at WMF 2024!

Education

A space dedicated to updates for industry professionals, featuring all the latest news and insights into the future of esports.

Boardgame Area

Thanks to the collaboration with Asmodee, you will be able to relax and challenge yourself by testing the latest innovations in boardgaming.

ESPORTS & GAMING

Tournaments | Retrogaming | VR

300mq Area

Kenobit Live Set + Interview

Kenobit Live Set + Interview

Fabio Bortolotti, known as Kenobit, is one of the leading figures in the 8-bit scene, both in Italy and worldwide. He has played his Game Boy in every corner of the globe. He also has a partner channel on Twitch, "Kenobisboch," dedicated to retrogaming and video game culture.

Arcade Zone

Arcade Zone

An authentic arcade with legendary arcade cabinets and special stations to relive the excitement of 80s video games with the great classics like Pac-Man and Street Fighter!

Area PS5/XBox/Switch

Area PS5/XBox/Switch

The latest innovations and the best video games are all available to try out on numerous stations with next-generation consoles.

Mario Kart 8 Experience

Mario Kart 8 Experience

One of Nintendo's greatest successes, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, is offered at the Esport & Gaming Fest in a fantastic multiplayer setup with 4 official Mario steering wheels!

Exhibition The History of Video Games

Exhibition The History of Video Games

At WMF, you can discover the origins of video games: an interactive journey from the early prototypes of the 1960s to modern video games with consoles, games, and rare pieces on display!

You will also have access to the official audio guide that will accompany us through 70 years of video game history!

SuperMario vs Sonic Experience

SuperMario vs Sonic Experience

Who hasn't dreamed of playing Super Mario on a real giant controller or collecting coins and jumping on enemies!?

There's also ample space dedicated to the legendary Sonic with a special station entirely dedicated to his first appearance on consoles!

The House of the Dead Zone

The House of the Dead Zone

Straight from the 90s, the iconic remake with modern light guns!

Grab the gun and eliminate hordes of zombies, monsters, and bosses that have thrilled millions of fans! Can you defeat them all?

Guitar Arena Stage

Guitar Arena Stage

Experience the thrill of being a true Rock Star. In an absolute exclusive for the Esport & Gaming Fest, you can play the great classic Guitar Hero. Guitar in hand, play the most iconic music from the world of video games, anime, movies, and TV series!

Sim Racing

Sim Racing

At WMF24, there will also be space for fans of racing video games, simulators, and interactive stations to race on tracks from around the world with challenges, tournaments, or free trials!

VR Experience

VR Experience

Virtual Reality and gaming experience: a journey into the future of gaming! An area dedicated to the most cutting-edge technology that will allow you to live incredible experiences and achieve total immersion in your favorite video games!

The Gamer's Lounge

The Gamer's Lounge

Space for meetings, insights, interviews on the world of video games. At the Esport & Gaming Festival, all the latest industry news, with the protagonists and the current content creators.

DRONESOCCER

Show | Gaming

260 mq Area

For the first time in Europe, the Drone Soccer club challenge arrives, the innovative esport with drones, featuring a real tournament among Korea, Italy, India, and China, exclusively at WMF 2024! Witness the competition and experience firsthand the excitement of an esport reminiscent of the Quidditch from the famous Harry Potter books!

Competition Area

Competition Area

In the dedicated area, you can watch live matches between professional Drone Soccer teams, who will be at BolognaFiere from June 13th to 15th: a unique spectacle, the club challenge for the first time in Europe!

Test Area

Test Area

A dedicated area will be set up for WMF participants, where you can personally test the innovative esport, guided by the FIDA team, Federation of International Dronesoccer Association.

AI, Tech & Digital Fair

WMF is ready to host the best of the global innovation.

The WMF, Certified International Fair on Technological and Digital Innovation, from June 13th to 15th, 2024, will host the leading players in the tech and digital sectors, companies, and entities from the robotics, AI, VR worlds, enriching the Exhibition Area at BolognaFiere.

During the 2023 edition, over 670 exhibitors chose WMF to showcase themselves to the world of innovation and the international market, in a rich landscape of national and international companies and 360-degree tech innovation players.

The upcoming edition will also feature robots, tools, and software for professionals and enthusiasts of technological and digital innovations, offering the opportunity to organize an agenda full of networking moments, business matching, and B2B meetings.

The latest visibility opportunities at BolognaFiere are available: reserve your spot now!

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