EGX is Latest Event Cancelled - Joining Forces With PAX for Online Event

The UK's biggest gaming event is the latest to move online because of pandemic.

EGX, which was due to take place at the ExCel Centre London between September 17-20, is the latest gaming expo to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event, which is organised by Gamer Network, was confirmed to be cancelled via a newly published post.

The post reads:

“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of EGX 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We love our flagship event, and this wasn’t a decision that was taken lightly. Given the current climate, we just wouldn’t have been able to put on the awesome show our fans expect from us.

Thank you to our fans for your support and for bearing with us during this challenging time, and to everyone who had worked really hard to try and make EGX 2020 happen. We’re sorry we won’t be able to see you in person at our show like we had hoped, but we are already planning for the epic return on EGX in 2021.”

It’s not all bad news however, as, like most events in this situation, EGX has confirmed they are moving to an online format, partnering with PAX for EGX Digital. The new event is set to last a whopping nine days and will now take place between September 12-20, running for 24 hours every day it is live. The event is confirmed to include “landmark sessions with developers, panels, playable games; Let’s Play content with some of the biggest names in gaming; competitive gaming; hundreds of indie titles, Meets and Greets and much more.”

This is the second event under the EGX umbrella to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, with the indie-focused Rezzed postponed and then cancelled earlier this year joining the likes of Gamescom and E3.

With the gaming industry, and the whole world, thrown into chaos this year, it will be interesting to see how the landscape of expo’s look in 2021. Still, with the PS5 and Xbox Series X launching this holiday and the Switch still flying off of shelves, you can bet that organisers will want to make up for the lost time.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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