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Travelling Exhibition

Esports | A Game Changer


Organised by the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum (QOSM) and Qatar Museums (QM) for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games, this Paris-based exhibition examines the evolution of esports from niche origins to celebrating mainstream megaevents, addressing socio-cultural challenges and forecasting its future trajectory. The exhibition is the first of its kind and seamlessly integrates digital kiosks and portals into an inspiring design for visitors.

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The immersive exhibition is structured into four sections:

  • "What is Esports:" examines how esports relate to gaming and traditional sports, and the organisational and economic aspects behind it;
  • "History of Esports:" traces its inception from early devices, games, and events, through the growth of international structures and titles, to its mainstream breakthrough;
  • "We are Esports:" celebrates the accessibility of esports, spotlighting how anyone can ascend to stardom through social media, forge a unique identity, and engage in a range of esports-related hobbies;
  • "Future of Esports:”, contemplates its societal, educational, recreational, and occupational implications, and its future role in the gaming landscape.

The exhibition is curated by Dr. Christian Wacker, Deputy Director of Exhibitions, Qatar Museums, with esports industry leaders Benjamin Buchtala and Jannik Rädisch and the support of Abdulla Yousef Al Mulla, Director of 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, and Aalia Khalid Al-Khater, Head of Exhibitions, 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum.

The exhibition is set to make its way to QOSM in 2025.

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