Nicolas Pidancet

April 27, 8:30am - 10:00am CEST. Hosted at Impact Hub Geneva

part of a series on Game


About the speaker

Gaming entrepreneurship and activism

After a Bachelor Degree in Socioeconomics, Nicolas Pidancet started off as a freelance event organiser for sports and cultural events.

In 2014, hyped by the fast development of e-sports (aka Gaming competitions) in the rest of the world, he started organising small e-sports events in Geneva and cofounded the first cantonal federation, Geneva E-Sport. After two years of discussion, Geneva E-Sport got recognised by the authorities and since then, they have been working together to develop a healthy amateur practice of e-sports.

In 2016 and 2017, Nicolas presided over a collective of associations that created the biggest video game fair in French speaking Switzerland: the Geneva Gaming Convention. Taking place at Palexpo, it has reached over 17'000 visitors in two years (check the aftermovie).

Today, he’s leading the Swiss e-Sports Federation’s Commission for the Recognition of e-sports in Switzerland, through the application to become a member of Swiss Olympics.

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