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What's on at EGX 2019: Games, Cosplays, Esports and more

by Andy Williams

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EGX 2019 is running from October 17 – 20 at the ExCeL center in London, with a host of events on offer for gaming enthusiasts from all over the world. Here’s a full breakdown of what’s on at this year’s EGX expo.

EGX 2019 is the UK’s biggest gaming event and attendees have the opportunity to get their hands on pre-release games, alongside having access to Europe’s largest collection of indie games.

While boasting an impressive assortment of the latest big releases and upcoming titles, EGX will host the European Final of the Capcom Pro Tour, which will run parallel to Hewlett Packard’s OMEN Esports Stage.

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Fans gather from all corners of the world to attend EGX events.


Show Floor

With over 250 games for attendees to access (including Activision’s eagerly anticipated Modern Warfare), those at the event will be spoilt for choice in terms of what to turn their hand to. 

Although many will be attracted to the top titles that are on offer, EGX’s Rezzed Zone shines the spotlight on independent developers, giving exposure to an array of indie games while providing attendees an opportunity to chat with the talent behind them. 

There is a host of talent from all corners of the industry in attendance. If you fancy meeting them in the flesh, EGX have you covered, as they run meet and greets all weekend long.

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Big name developers will be in attendance at EGX 2019.


Esports at the EGX Arena

Interested in competitive gaming? EGX also have a dedicated esports section, where exhibitors such as Corsair, Logitech and HyperX (to name a few) will be on-hand to sample their latest kit. 

Alongside providing access to a collection of the biggest brands in esports, the expo will host its very own OMEN by HP Esports Stage, where Capcom’s flagship Street Fighter tournament will be displayed for spectators. 

Two Nintendo tournaments will also be taking place for Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. 

If not there in person, you can watch the Street Fighter tournament on Twitch here.

Watch live video from CapcomFighters on www.twitch.tv


The action doesn’t stop there!

A dedicated Cosplay Zone will exhibit the creative efforts of some of the best Cosplayers, which will run for the entirety of the event. Aside from dishing out prizes for the most impressive masquerades, a selection of workshops will be on offer to help take your cosplay game to the next level. 

More interested in hearing a unique insight into the finest minds of the industry? EGX Theatre provides an opportunity to listen-in on presentations from big names. Previous events have hosted talent from industry leaders such as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo!

To top off all of the content already on offer, EGX Live will showcase streamers from all over playing some of your favorite games on each day of the event.

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EGX Theatre is a purpose-built venue to host some of the biggest names in the industry.

From an assigned merchandise area to a dedicated careers fair for those looking to get involved or progress in the gaming industry, EGX 2019 is covering all bases. 

If you’re looking to commemorate your attendance to the expo, a collection of top-notch tattoo artists from Ink Fusion Empire will present. 

For the latest goings-on from the event, stay up-to-date through their official Twitter page.