Global Top Round Conference in Luleå

Global Top Rounds annual conference will this year take place in Luleå november 9-10. The conference partners with Arctic Game and Luleå Business Region.

The annual conference brings together studios, publishers, investors, and influencers from throughout the games industry to network at one event. At the end of this invite-only conference, GTR will select 10 of the most promising studios to be inducted into its annual accelerator program.

“We are excited to be one of the hosts of this conference and invite game companies, publishers and investors from all over the world to our city.  Together with Arctic Game we want to build a stronger games industry in northern Sweden, and this is a great opportunity for our regions game industry” says Rickard Lundmark, CEO at Luleå Business Region

The accelerator program, which has gained prominent traction and recognition in the games industry over the last several years, will grant funding starting at $40,000 to the 10 inducted studios. In addition to the funding, the program will support the games and their business development, make introductions to some of the biggest global publishers, and much more. Chosen studios may also receive further investments from GTR’s newly launched Seed Program, which invests between $150,000 – $300,000 to selected projects.

“Global Top Round is more than just about investing in games. We’re building an ecosystem of partners that are shaping the future of video game development,” said Pontus Mahler, Vice President of Business Development at Global Top Round. “Our program is proof that not every project needs to be a triple-A title. We can help build a game’s success with the right tools and network. This year we’ll be bringing the brightest studios to Sweden to put their games on the main stage and get them the support they need.”

Last year’s GTR conference partnered with Gamescom Asia to host the event in Singapore. By all standards, the conference was a smashing success. It featured 22 studios and hosted 415 attendees, including several government officials, industry-leading publishers and investors, and business experts.

The accelerator program has invested in more than 50 game companies in the last two years that have achieved more than $24 million in financing.

To apply for this conference, please visit

About GXC

GXC looks to establish a healthy ecosystem in gaming by identifying the gaps, deficiencies, and unmet needs in the sector. In a revolutionary attempt, GXC has set up a tripod of a model with GTR the accelerator, G.Round the user data driven platform, and GXC’s upcoming data driven investment vehicle to provide a reasonable growth path to developers and create enormous synergy with GXC’s gaming ecosystem.

About Global Top Round

Global Top Round, a subsidiary of GXC, is a global game startup accelerator whose mission is to support small studios from all over the world with development, publishing and fundraising. Since 2015 Global Top Round has supported over 50 game studios worldwide via their GTR Accelerator program, which sees 10 new games added  every year. 

Global Top Round works with a worldwide network of Publishers (Ubisoft, 505 Games, Focus Entertainment, Gamigo, NetEase, Curve Games, Deep Silver amongst others) and Investors (NCsoft, Korea Investment Partners, Line Games, amongst others). For more information, visit

About Arctic Game

Arctic Game is an organization that is working to create a strategic platform for the game industry in northern Sweden; with business development, investment support, game educations and events to build a strong games community. They are creating an opportunity for studios to grow and give individuals the chance to enter the industry.

Arctic Game is a collaboration between the municipalities Umeå, Skellefteå, Piteå, Luleå and Boden and financed by the municipalities, Region Norrbotten and Region Västerbotten. For more information visit 

About Luleå Business Region

They are Luleå’s business and destination development organization. Luleå Business Region is a wholly owned municipal company that is part of Luleå Municipality’s corporate group. 

Luleå Business Region aims to contribute to a growing, varied, sustainable and powerful business life. For more information visit

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