EGX dated for London return in 2019

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The UK’s top videogames show, EGX is moving to back to London from Birmingham in 2019. 

Event organiser Gamer Network announced that EGX 2019 will take place at London’s ExCel venue, between 17 and 20 October. The show’s German offshoot will also return: Station Berlin will host EGX Berlin between 1 and 3 November 2019. 

EGX 2019 will be sponsored by Virgin Media and, according to Gamer Network, “Will play host to all the popular attractions that brings gamers flocking, such as early hands-on with some of the world’s biggest blockbuster games, Esports Tournaments, Tabletop and Retro game zones, Cosplay Competitions and a huge collection of Indie Games – all under one roof.  Boasting a number of fan events such as Meet-and-Greets and Developer Talks, EGX 2019 will also expand its growing career fair and trade offering, cementing its importance to the UK games industry.” 

Gamer Network’s Event Director, David Lilley, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing EGX home. Moving back to London means we can grow all elements of the show and add new content and features that we know our fans desire, making this an unmissable outing for gamers and the UK games industry.” 

And the company is keen not to alienate EGX fans from the Midlands: “In recognition of the importance of the gaming community in Birmingham, Solihull and surrounding areas, Gamer Network are working to provide gamers from this region who attended EGX this year a transportation solution to and from London for EGX 2019 as a thank you for their support of the show, and for helping it grow over the last 4 years during its time outside of the capital. A time-limited discount for EGX 2019 tickets will also be offered to those fans when they go on sale as further thanks for their continued support in helping us curate and deliver the best gaming event in the UK.” 

For further info, keep an eye on the EGX website.

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Steve Boxer has been writing about videogames since the early 1990s. His first console was an Atari VCS, and he misspent most of his youth in the 1980s in the arcades. As well as for Green Man Gaming, he can be found writing for The Guardian, Empire, TechRadar and Pocket-Lint. He’s currently having trouble deciding whether his favourite console is his Xbox One X or his Switch, and plays a wide range of games, but especially RPGs (he loves a good JRPG) action-adventure titles, shooters of all descriptions and driving games. Follow him here.