Cyberport: The Acclaimed Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum 2022 Returns to the Spotlight in Late August

The all-new Metaverse experience transcends entertainment beyond reality and virtuality

HONG KONG SAR – Media outreach – August 17, 2022 – The annual digital entertainment signature event, Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF) 2022 will return to Cyberport from August 26-28 (Friday-Sunday). Under the theme “Transcending Entertainment Beyond Reality and Virtuality”, the three-day forum will examine the latest developments in digital entertainment and explore ways to cross boundaries, presented for the first time in an immersive experience on a metaverse arena. With the three themed experience zones of Metaverse, SportsTech, and ArtTech to showcase new forms of digital entertainment, and over 10 esports matches and tournaments between students and professional gamers, the DELF is poised to present a heart-pounding party. digital entertainment.

Industry leaders to shed light on digital entertainment strategies

As a flagship of the digital technology industry in Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to fostering the development of the digital entertainment industry by supporting start-ups on their growth journey and cultivating talent. Celebrating the new insights brought by the evolution to Web 3.0, DELF invited over 50 esteemed industry leaders from notable international and local technology companies, including Animoca Brands, Meta, The Sandbox, Epic Games, Supercell , Sony China, Yahoo, STEPN, disguise , Autodesk, Accenture and many more, to delve into future trends of metaverse convergence with the entertainment, art and sports industries, and decode hot topics. news such as Non-Fungible Token (NFT), Move-to-Earn, as well as metaverse branding strategies and legal issues. The Forum presents a holistic overview of the next-generation digital entertainment ecosystem, guiding attendees to explore the infinite metaverse and unlock the myriad of opportunities therein. The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) will also partner with the DELF for the third time to host the APRU MetaGame 2022 conference, to examine ways in which international esports leaders can expand their reach. within universities including edutainment, collegiate esports and gamification. of social well-being.

The very first metaverse with Play-to-Earn experience

The three-day DELF will also be featured on Decentraland to allow attendees to experience the metaverse and access full forum content. In addition to watching the live-streamed conference and tournaments, attendees can visit the digital art gallery, the Metaverse and NFT-themed startup showcases, challenge themselves in the escape rooms and collect limited-edition NFT clothing and the Proof of Attendance Protocol (POAP) at the Decentraland metaverse arena. Furthermore, to encourage participants to explore the wide range of attractions DELF has to offer, visitors can collect stamps from 20 checkpoints and win fabulous prizes with the Play-to-Earn platform. Participants can also redeem a series of free, personalized NFT collectibles and gifts during the DELF.

Peter Yan, CEO of Cyberport, states, “Metaverse is without a doubt one of the most transformative technological developments of recent years. It underlines the concept of an immersive digital future. By presenting profound new ways for people to communicate, interact and engage with the world, it has the potential to revolutionize all aspects of life. With the Metaverse, SportsTech, and ArtTech as three pillars, this year’s DELF continues to invite industry leaders to share ideas, host esports tournaments, and integrate a variety of digital entertainment experiences. For the first time, the DELF will be hosted in the Decentraland metaverse, introducing an all-new metaverse event and entertainment experience for attendees. We look forward to working with the digital entertainment industry to explore emerging business models and thriving opportunities driven by technological advancements, while encouraging esports enthusiasts to come together and showcase their talents, and offering the public a better understanding of how far Hong Kong has come. digital entertainment.

Immersive digital entertainment to cross physical boundaries with new excitement

The Cyberport Experience Zones will spice up your imagination and your senses in three areas. The flagship showcase of the metaverse area is the EXPOVERSE – an immersive virtual reality art gallery tour experience, while other showcases include the ZOTAC VR experience area showing off the cutting-edge portable PC backpack of technology and the VR Beat Saber rhythm game presented by Meta Quest 2. Art lovers and enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the 5e Hong Kong Projection Mapping Festival, or visit ArtTech installations and Instagram-worthy venues like Digital Cave and Quantum Universe. A wide range of SportsTech simulation experiences will also be available in Cyberport. Alongside the inaugural NEXXCREATE Digital Entertainment FEST cum Awards and Awards Ceremony to be held at the DELF, industry players, esports enthusiasts and the public will be immersed in a creative feast for the senses. digital entertainment.

Exhilarating Esports tournaments to bring young and professional together

As esports debuts as an official medal sport at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games in September 2023, The DELF will bring the excitement of esports to the public by presenting a series of matches and tournaments for students and professional players, including the match show “Cyberport Presents: TOROS powered by Red Bull Street Fighter V Champion Edition” with professional players, the FIFAe show match of Hong Kong eFootball Representative Team, the Romago Honor of Kings Celebrity Invitational with celebrities and cosplayers, the RoboMaster Youth Championship 2022 (Hong Kong) which aims to promote STEM education locally, 2022 HKDSA Junior Racer Drone Racing Competition and the Hong Kong E-Dodgeball Novice and Selection Tournament 2022 competed between primary and secondary school students, the Microsoft Interschool Minecraft e-sport Champions League and the SEFHK Invitational Tournament organized by the Hong Kong Student Esports Federation. DELF will also hold the Elderly Esports Tournament and Experience Day to expand the appeal of eSports to different age groups and share the joy with the elderly.

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About Cyberport

Cyberport is an innovative digital community with over 1,800 members, including over 800 on-site and 900 off-site start-ups and technology companies. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is 100% owned by the Hong Kong SAR government. With a vision to be the hub of digital technology, creating a new economic engine for Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to nurturing a vibrant technology ecosystem by cultivating talent, promoting youth entrepreneurship, supporting start-ups, fostering industry development by promoting collaborative strategies with local and international partners, and new and traditional economic integration by accelerating digital transformation in the public and private sectors.

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