The fifth annual „↑International eSports Conference” is the most important conference for the eSport and gaming community worldwide. It consists of three main elements: Conference, Exhibition and Networking. Lectures, discussions and workshops will present the most important issues and innovative developements from the international electronic sports (esport) market. The focuses of the conference is to conceive eSport as a disciplinary sport; to give some new economic impetus to current developments; to view future technical standards and to promote dialogues and interactions among the participants from different countries. More than 250 participants and 30 Speakers from Germany and abroad will be expected at this year’s eSports Conference 2008 in Cologne.