25-27 OCTOBER 2018
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
Abu Dhabi, September 2 2018: Middle East Games Con, the region’s premier gaming festival, will take place from October 25th – 27th at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) where gaming fans from across all platforms can expect the latest content, releases and activities from the biggest names in the industry. The event continues to be the centre of gaming culture and has become the established launch venue for all the major brands and publishers in the region. Whether gamers prefer PC, console, mobile or even table-top gaming, Middle East Games Con is an exciting weekend with the best and latest in previews, technology, competitions and showcases from the global and regional gaming industry. Enthusiasts can also check out global trends including the latest game development and design from regional and international experts and the latest in technology innovations such as virtual reality and much more.
FIRST ROUND OF CONTENT ANNOUNCED
Doug Cockle is an American actor and director living in the United Kingdom. For over 20 years he has worked in theatre, film, television, radio and has worked extensively in the video games industry and is primarily known for his work as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher video game series as well as Horizon Zero Dawn and Division. Doug has been the voice of Geralt since the series began in 2007 and has been nominated for several awards for his work with this character.
Doug will be at Middle East Games Con on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October 2018, and will be on stage at multiple points participating in interviews and live entertainment. For Witcher fans that would like a personalised voice recording or selfie, VIP Tickets and Meet & Greet Vouchers are now on sale starting at AED199.
DELL Gaming have confirmed a massive Fortnite Challenge to take place at Middle East Games Con, totalling over AED10,000 in prizes and 5000 VBucks, the games digital currency used to purchase the latest skins, emotes and Battlepass. Split into three skill-based categories to make sure all players can take part, the challenges include; a Build a Fort Challenge, recognising skills in game landscape design and creativity; The Ultimate Floss Meister, offering fans the opportunity to get active and show off their unique dance skills by replicating the world-famous move; and last but not least The SOLO Champ, LAN Tournament at the event, registrations are now open – all participants are required to purchase an admission ticket to Middle East Games Con to participate and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The challenge is organised by the team at Gamers Hub Middle East on behalf of DELL Gaming.
“Last year’s event attracted over 10,000 enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds, and with an even better and more diverse content offering on display this year our vision is for Middle East Games Con to set a new benchmark for regional game conventions,” says Suzy Pallett, Vice President – Consumer at Informa the organizing team who is also behind the wildly successful Middle East Film and Comic Con. “As the gaming industry grows and evolves with development and localization in various formats, including PC, console, mobile and table top, we’re very excited to see what’s next ourselves and to share that with the community here in the Middle East.” Pallett added.
Other show content includes: Cosplay Catwalk, Gaming Workshops, Indie Developer Showcase, University Gaming Courses Showcase, Game Design Gallery, Anime and Authentic Japanese entertainment, product launches, limited edition and exclusive gaming accessories, and an action-packed ZOOM Entertainment Stage. Expect more voice actors, mega-Youtubers, more tournaments and stage schedules to be announced soon!
Last year, the Entertainment Stage was home to international YouTubers, local game teams and other exciting content throughout the three days. This year visitors can expect much more with music and even bigger variety of celebrities and activities to get involved in.
Exhibitors and Sponsors confirmed to attend the show already include: ZOOM, Virgin Mobile, Mentos, Taaleem, HP Omen, PlayStation, Sennheiser, Logitech and DELL Gaming.
Many more announcements of guests and activities will be revealed in the coming weeks, so guests are encouraged to connect via social media or the official website www.me-gamescon.com.
Admission tickets start from 115AED and are on sale from Platinumlist.com, UAE Exchange and 7eleven stores across the UAE.