Buenos Aires aims to be the technological leader in Latin America

The City of Buenos Aires has taken a new step towards consolidating itself as a leader in technology in Latin America with the launch of the BA Gaming 2024 program. This initiative aims to boost the community and industry of video games and eSports, aligning with the objective of Buenos Aires Mayor Jorge Macri to position the capital as a reference in the knowledge economy.

At the launch event, Macri highlighted the importance of the technology industry: “BA Gaming aims to promote and understand that video games and eSports are much more than a pastime. Our challenge is to position the City as a leader in Latin America in video games, eSports, and technology in general.”

The mayor was accompanied by the Secretary of Innovation and Digital Transformation, Diego Fernández; the Secretary of Sports, Fabian Turnes; and legislator Darío Nieto.

One of the pillars of this program is the Gamer Training Academy, offering virtual training to young people over 16 in areas such as an introduction to eSports, game strategies, nutrition, and sports psychology. Additionally, Gaming Labs have been inaugurated at various locations in the city, equipped for competitive practices, thus strengthening the local tech ecosystem.

“There is a whole industry and a great opportunity for growth for the talent in the City of Buenos Aires. Young people can find in this the opportunity to work, grow, and create. We are committed to supporting and developing this industry as a key economic driver for our city,” emphasized Macri.

The strategically distributed Gaming Labs in the city include Leviatán (Humboldt 1667), Hawks (Cullen 5258), Maycam Evolve (Ladines 3427), Sim Arg (Ceretti 2161), KRÜ Sports (Costa Rica 6000), Furious Gaming (Av. Santa Fe 1970), and Racket (Av. Alsina 1450).

On June 16, Buenos Aires hosted the final of the Fire League, one of the main eSports tournaments worldwide. Additionally, the city will host and sponsor six regional and international events, such as the BA Gaming Summit. In August, the third edition of the BA Gaming Cup will begin, inviting young people from all over the country to compete in popular games like League of Legends (LOL), Free Fire, and Counter-Strike. The third edition of the Training Academy will also take place, and in September, the second edition of the BA Gaming Bootcamp, a day of intensive training for 40 young people, will be held.