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Engage yourself in the most complete Game Wave Festival, where business, learning, and enjoyment merge!

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The Game Wave Festival is an international event taking place for the second year in a row from September 27th to October 2nd in Tallinn, Estonia at Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel. The first three days of six-day-event are dedicated to the game jam.
The Game Wave Festival is a business, education and entertainment event for the gaming industry professionals. It first took place with great success in September 2021 in Jūrmala, Latvia attracting participants from 25 countries.
“Game Wave Festival is an expressive way to celebrate glorious game development heritage, culture and traditions, meet new and old faces, and have fun. It is professional, oriented to have serious business talks, and cozy, to make friends with almost all attendees. I am happy to welcome all of you to the 2nd Game Wave Festival!” — Ints Viksna, Chairman of Board at Latvian Technological center.
The festival is mainly B2B, however, it is designed to avoid the “stiffness” these types of events sometimes have. Game Wave Festival attempts to capture the fun and relaxed ambiance we’ve experienced in other global and regional game events. GWF is large enough to get an overview of the main tendencies in the Nordic and Baltic region, and small enough to make friends with all participants – The friendships you will make in GWF, will follow you all your life.
Main event and B2Match
  • 30.09. – 02.10. The Main Event: Conference, workshops, expo, pitching competitions, business meetings and game jam final presentation.
  • The conference and interactive events are divided into 5 tracks: General, Art (visual, audial, haptics), Unreal Engine, XR and Board Games.
  • The online matchmaking platform is available for all participants all 6 days, and the meetings can also be booked on-site. Registered members of the matchmaking will be able to participate both on-site and online.
  • GWF uses the B2Match meeting and event management platform that works both on web browsers and mobile devices. This platform also handles video calls and conference streaming, so all functionality needed by the participants is neatly in one place.
  • There will be a private Business area for business ticket holders in Tallink’s Fidel Bar with a nice view of the old town.
The first three days of the six-day-event are dedicated to the game jam
Awesome game jam runs from September 27th to 29th. The game jam’s theme and diversifiers of the jam will be decided by the jam sponsors. However, the game jam does not end on the 3rd day, instead, the final ceremony is on the 6th day of GWF. This is by design so that the teams can improve their games by attending workshops and even pitch them in and get feedback in our “Early stage games mentor pitch”.
Three unique game pitching opportunities:
  • 1 to 1 board games author and publisher pitch in a private, closed space, where publishers can take their time to test the game and converse with the authors.
  • Early stage mentor pitch for anyone not ready for any other pitches, but still willing to train, test their prototype and get feedback. Jammers are welcome.
  • Nordic Game Discovery Contest Baltic semi-finals where developers from Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania can showcase their games to publishers and industry experts and compete for a place in the finals.
Three special event parties, including Business Afterparty and Pool party
  • The Business Party (29.09.2022) will be available for organizers, speakers, partners and business ticket holders only.
  • The Pool party (30.09.2022) will be available for organizers, speakers, partners, business ticket holders only and pool party ticket holders. There will be access to the pool area, sauna, hot tubs and a quieter area by the bar.
  • The Afterparty (01.10.2022) will be available for almost everyone (except for student ticket holders). It will feature Marioke, a feast table and a quieter area for business conversations.
The 3 day expo for game companies,  art, technology & education
The expo will be of interest to anyone who has a professional or a hobby curiosity about topics related to game companies, art, technology and education. Learning from last year’s success and good feedback, GWF will place staff members to guard the hall, so that the expo participants are not tied down at their booths for 3 days.

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PopOK Gaming Has Received a Certificate for Latvia

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The innovative iGaming developer PopOK Gaming is now certified for Latvia. 

Further expanding the scope of its activities, PopOK Gaming also reaches Latvia. 18 of the most beloved games from our portfolio, namely Yummy, Lost Treasure, Diamond Flash, 20 Hot Bar, Sultan’s Tale, Los Apaches, Lucky Jungle and the like, as well as the 4-level Progressive Jackpot are now available for locals to try and delight in the fun environment our games will definitely create. This approval is yet another proof of continual momentum PopOK Gaming has been enjoying, opening new doors for our partners to grow their business and powerfully contributing to their revenue streams.

PopOK Gaming Product Manager, Tsovinar Elchyan, said: “This achievement is another important step forward for PopOK Gaming and an impetus for continuous improvements. After receiving the green light to provide our games in Latvia, we are keen on ensuring a remarkable gaming experience for local players and establishing long-term partnerships with our partners.”

 

PopOK Gaming belongs to Soft Construct (Malta) Limited that holds II Class licence (2239) granted by GLI (Gaming Laboratories International).

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Twain Sport’s debut events launch with T-Basket tournament

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Twain Sport, the newly launched live sport vertical from the Hybrid Sports League and BetGames, is set officially kick-off this week with its first official tournament game of the season.

The much-anticipated hybrid sport tournament gets started in Vilnius in a custom-built arena, bridging the gap in demand for increased live sport with high-frequency entertainment.

The initial sport, T-Basket, will deliver head-to-head basketball tournaments every hour – with a match every three minutes, totalling 6300 monthly – with bettors able to enjoy an extensive range of betting markets via an intuitive mobile-first designed UI.

T-Basket features professional athletes competing head-to-head to score the most points in 60 seconds. With eight players in a tournament and a new game every three minutes, a full tournament experience is broadcast in just one hour with 14 tournaments and many hours of action every day.

With a host of additional launches in the pipeline, Twain Sport will deliver a similar sporting schedule to Esports and Virtual Sports, with plans to extend its product offering significantly in 2023 and beyond.

All competitions will be subject to stringent, market leading integrity measures using Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System and implementing anti-match fixing protocols, enabling Twain Sport to offer its tier-one operator partners the world’s very best protection.

Commenting on the launch, BetGames’ CEO Andreas Koeberl said: “It is great to see the first T-Basket tournament get underway. This is a moment which is going to change the way our industry looks at live entertainment in relation to sports betting, while offering a fun to watch, easy to understand concept for players.”

“We are truly innovating this space, creating an entire new vertical which has long been needed to meet the demand for increased live sport with high-frequency entertainment. The anticipation of witnessing the first tournaments has already got me excited for where this can lead, with a comprehensive range of markets the end objective.”

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ParlayBay to expand in Lithuania with TOPsport agreement

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ParlayBay, the provider of innovative sports betting titles, has agreed to deliver its thrilling games to operator TOPsport, increasing the provider’s reach and allowing more players to enjoy its product offering.

The deal sees ParlayBay’s entire game portfolio provided to TOPsport.lt, including the company’s exciting STREAK, BOSS, GEKKO, CUT and RUSH games – with the integration set to be completed towards the end of the year.

The agreement heralds further European expansion for ParlayBay’s new and exciting brand, giving Lithuanian sports bettors the chance to enjoy its state-of-the-art products.

Strategically positioned to transform sports betting markets, the supplier is continuing to ramp up delivery of its game-changing and player-centric experience to sports bettors.

Parlaybay’s games are fast and consist of short rounds, appealing to the rapid consumption preferred by younger demographics. They also feature elements seen in casino games, giving players a familiar and social experience and combining the best of many popular products through a UI/UX-focused design.

Patrick Nordwall, CEO at ParlayBay, said: “TOPsport is one of the most recognised operators in Lithuania, with fantastic vision for the future of iGaming.  We are so proud to be able to announce our alliance with a partner that shares our passion for innovative products in our industry.

“This winter, Lithuanian TOPsport players will be able to experience our outstanding sports betting games and unique player experience.”

Dainius Gulbinas, CEO at TOPsport, said: “ParlayBay is an ambitious iGaming company that will help us to lift our online portfolio to another level, thanks to its pioneering products.

“We’re on the same page as ParlayBay and feel that innovation in sports betting has yet to reach its full potential so we’re excited to work together to reach this goal.”

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