What is Games Con?
You may have heard about the Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) before this. It has become one of the most popular speculative fiction conventions regionally. And now from the same team, the first ever Games Con is around the corner happening in Abu Dhabi at ADNEC.
This weekend between November 23 and 25, the event will feature a healthy dose of cosplay, tournaments and eSports action. Visitors will get to play unreleased games from 2018 and interact with voice actors, YouTube stars and competitive eSports gamers.
What should you expect?
- If you have ever wanted to brag to your friends about playing exclusives, this is your chance. Visitors will be able to play hotly anticipated titles such as Dragon Ball FighterZ, Dissidia NT – Final Fantasy, Attack on Titan 2 among many more.
- Competitive Injustice 2 and Tekken 7 tournaments with Power League Gaming for the serious gaming enthusiasts and a chance to take home more than Dh 73,000.
- A Dota 2 battlefield tournament to crown the first ever collegiate eSports champion.
- Meet and greets with voice actors from games like Overwatch, Resident Evil and Star Trek.
- Live battles on stage among international YouTube gaming stars like Ali-A and Vikkstar playing Mario Kart Deluxe 8, Pokken Tournament and Forza Motorsport 7.
- Appearances from local eSports star Moeleley and YouTube legend King Madness.
Need an upgrade?
Throughout the convention, visitors will get a chance to attend gaming workshops. These sessions are for all ticket holders especially for youngsters wanting to get into the gaming industry.
You will also get a chance to upgrade your gaming setups with latest desktops and gaming solutions on display from MSI, HP Omen, Playstation and Dell – Alienware. We are sure these will be able to handle any triple A games you decide to play.
How do you attend?
Tickets can be purchased via Virgin Tickets or at any Virgin Megastore outlet in the GCC. They range from Dh 75 for a day pass to Dh 2500 for an all access ‘Super VIP’ pass. We hope to see you at Games Con this weekend!