EGX (expo)

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EGX
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EGX 2014
StatusActive
Genre Video games
VenueVarious
Location(s)Various
Country United Kingdom
Germany
Inaugurated28–29 October 2008
Most recent1–3 November 2019
Next event12–20 September 2020
Attendance80,000 [1]
Organised by ReedPop
Website www.egx.net

EGX (previously named Eurogamer Expo) is a trade fair for video games organised by Gamer Network [2] and held annually in the United Kingdom and Germany.

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History

Outside the 2009 Eurogamer Expo at Old Billingsgate Market, London Eurogamer Expo 2009.jpg
Outside the 2009 Eurogamer Expo at Old Billingsgate Market, London

The first Eurogamer Expo took place at the Old Truman Brewery as part of the London Games Festival 2008 and was attended by 4,000 people. [3] [4] In 2009, the show took place at The Royal Armouries in Leeds and the Old Billingsgate Market in London at the end of October. [5] The event was held at London's Earls Court for the next five years between 2010 and 2014. [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] After the confirmation of the venue's closure, it was announced that EGX would be moving to Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre as part of a multi-year deal. [11]

In 2012, Eurogamer and Rock, Paper, Shotgun announced Rezzed, a PC and indie games show spun off from Eurogamer Expo. [12] Rezzed was first held at the Brighton Centre on 6–7 July 2012. [13] In September 2012, Eurogamer announced that Eurogamer Expo would also host a Rezzed component. [14]

In October 2013, the Eurogamer Expo was renamed to EGX London, and Rezzed was renamed EGX Rezzed. [10] The EGX London brand was discontinued in 2014, and following the move to Birmingham NEC the show has been called simply EGX.

On 21 February 2018, a third event in Berlin, Germany, was announced. [15]

In 2018 it was also announced that EGX 2019 would be returning to the ExCel, London. [16]

On 13 March 2020, EGX Rezzed 2020 was originally going to take place from 26 to 28 March 2020, but was postponed to 2–4 July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic [17] [18] before being cancelled altogether. [19] Three months later on 30 June 2020, it was announced that EGX 2020, which was originally going to take place from 17 to 20 September 2020, was also cancelled. On the same day, EGX announced that it was joining forces with PAX to hold a 9-day online event, which will take place from 12 to 20 September 2020, [20] a month later on 27 July 2020, the online event was given a name called PAX Online X EGX Digital. [21]

List of events

EventDatesVenueCountryAttendance
Eurogamer Expo 200828–29 October 2008 [3] Old Truman Brewery, London United Kingdom 4,000 [4]
Eurogamer Expo 200927–28 October 2009 [5] Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds 12,000 [6]
30–31 October 2009 [5] Old Billingsgate Market, London
Eurogamer Expo 20101–3 October 2010 [6] Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London20,000 [22]
Eurogamer Expo 201122–25 September 2011 [7] 34,500 [23]
Rezzed 20126–7 July 2012 [13] Brighton Centre, Brighton 4,000 [24]
Eurogamer Expo 201227–30 September 2012 [8] Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London50,000 [8]
Rezzed 201322–23 June 2013 [25] National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 10,000 [24]
Eurogamer Expo 201326–29 September 2013 [9] Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London70,000 [26]
EGX Rezzed 201428–30 March 2014 [10] National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham15,000 [27]
EGX 201425–28 September 2014 [10] Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London75,000 [11]
EGX Rezzed 201512–14 March 2015 [11] Tobacco Dock, London12,000 [28]
EGX 201524–27 September 2015 [11] National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham75,000 [29]
EGX Rezzed 20167–9 April 2016 [29] Tobacco Dock, London15,000 [30]
EGX 201622–25 September 2016 [31] National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham75,000 [32]
EGX Rezzed 201730 March – 1 April 2017 [33] Tobacco Dock, LondonTBA
EGX 201721–24 September 2017 [32] National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham80,000 [34]
EGX Rezzed 201813–15 April 2018 [34] Tobacco Dock, London15,000 [35]
EGX 201820–23 September 2018 [34] National Exhibition Centre, BirminghamTBA
EGX Berlin 201828–30 September 2018 [36] STATION, Berlin Germany TBA
EGX Rezzed 20194–6 April 2019 [37] Tobacco Dock, London United Kingdom TBA
EGX 201917–20 October 2019 [37] ExCeL, London TBA
EGX Berlin 20191–3 November 2019 [37] STATION, Berlin Germany TBA
PAX Online X EGX Digital12–20 September 2020 [20] OnlineOnlineOnline
EGX Rezzed 202115–17 July 2021 [38] Tobacco Dock, London United Kingdom TBA
EGX 20217–10 October 2021 [38] ExCeL, London TBA

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