The CEO of Esports Aaron Speach held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Malta Robert Abela this month, the company has revealed.
The two met to discuss Esports Technologies’ ongoing plans to set up its European headquarters in Malta, as well as Malta’s strategic commitment to the esports industry.
Esports Technologies opened an office in Malta in June 2021 and plans to headquarter its European operations in the country. It expects this to accelerate its international growth strategy, considering that Malta is aiming to position itself as one of the European hubs for esports.
The country is the host location for both of the 2021 seasons of the ESL Pro League, which is one of the key professional leagues in esports.
This designation was the result of a strategic partnership between ESL and GamingMalta, which is an independent non-profit foundation set up by the Government and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).
This commitment, coupled with the country’s highly educated talent pool, robust tech infrastructure, and business-friendly environment creates an “exceptional opportunity” for the company in Malta, it said.
Commenting on the 2nd August meeting, Aaron Speech said: “It was an extraordinary honour to meet with Prime Minister Abela, and I came away inspired by his vision to develop this beautiful country as a global hub for esports gaming.
“I look forward to working together to advance the mutual interests of Malta and Esports Technologies for many years to come.”
Prime Minister Abela on the other hand said: “Esports is a refreshing and high growth industry, with a potential to play a very positive role in Malta’s future economic growth, in terms of both GDP and job creation.
“I am delighted to welcome Esports Technologies to Malta and excited to see what the future holds for this company in Malta within such a dynamic industry.”
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