Middle East games con, the region’s biggest gaming festival, will be held digitally this year.
Fears that the festival, usually held in Abu Dhabi, would be postponed or cancelled due to the coronaviurus, have been allayed with an announcement that the event will be held online instead.
Over three days, from October 29 to 31, Games Con will live stream Esports, special guests, exclusive game reveals and the gaming awards 2020. Entry to the event will be free to those who register.
Although no official line up has been announced, yet, Finlay Parr, Event Manager, has said “Gamers can get ready for a first-of-its-kind gaming experience in the Middle East. Our Focus for this year and new for 2020 is the first-ever official Middle East Games Con Esports tournament and the gaming awards. In addition to these new and exciting activities for 2020, we are of-course bringing fans their favourite features of the Con to their homes.”
Previous Middle East games cons have attracted over 100,000 visitors and have provided fans with the opportunity to play games ahead of release. In 2019, Call of Duty, Modern Warfare was available to play at the show a day before its release.
It’s also an opportunity for gamers to preview demo games, play other, as yet unreleased games and this year take part in the aforementioned Esports tournament.
With events now increasingly moving online due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Games Con is one event that benefits from the ability to broadcast digitally across so many different platforms.
It’s time to put on your headset and start streaming. Ready player one.