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Playing competitive games and watching esports events are cool and exciting things to do, but participating in those kind of events as an organizer or a player is a thrilling, inspring and enlighting experience.
Co-Founder and President of Rubikarena, an esport association in charge of organizing electronic sport events in France.
Since April 2017, I am a volounteer at LanEx - Lan Experience, one of the biggest esports organization in the north of France.
A research paper on esports and more specifically on the impact spectators can have on the game design of competitive games.
Behind the scenes
Born from the will to host esports events (video games tournaments, debates, conferences, etc.) in our school Supinfogame Rubika, Rubikarena was founded in August 2016. I was the president of this non-profit organization which I managed with three friends for nine months. It is now a committee attached to the university's student organization which continues to host esports events at Supinfogame.
To hold those tournaments was a great opportunity and experience that makes you realize how challenging and exhausting it can be to create exciting events that will remain engraved in the memories of all participants. But at the end, the results were definitely worth the effort.
National finale of a speedrun competition co-organized with NesBlog. Two-days event.
Street Fighter V
Second event organized by Rubikarena. One-day 1vs1 tournament.
Super Smash Bros WiiU
First event organized by Rubikarena. One-day 2vs2 tournament. 100+ people attended the grand finale.
My LAN experience
Founded in 2003, LanExperience is a non-profit organization (french law of 1901) in charge of organizing esports tournaments in France. It has now evolved into a bigger structure that not only organizes esports event, but also helps companies invest into esports. Team Lanex is also part of Lan Experience and owns more than 70 players over 9 games.
As a volunteer since April 2017, I worked on multiple projects:
- I have been a League of Legends tournament administrator during the Valenciennes Game Arena 2017 (mananing schedules & scores, monitoring games and players behavior).
- I have put in place the Lanex Discord community server with bots and custom commands so users can personnalize their experience.
SPECTACULAR GAME DESIGN
How to make a game watched by millions?
You do not make an "esport game". You design an original and thrilling competitive experience, just as much fun to play as entertaining to watch. But it is not just about the game, it is also about the community, and your ability to build a healthy competitive environment that makes each game exciting. Only available in french for the moment.
Table of content
Design a new sport
1. Confrontation as a driving force of the game design 2. Athletic performance 3. Fun to play, entertaining to watch
Manage a complex community
1. Professionalization 2. Keep up to date 3. Spectactors' place 4. Tools and methods
Staging for the show
1. Organize tournaments 2. LANs' world 3. My experience with Rubikarena 4. Create excitement and engage viewers