You might say that the UK is under-represented when it comes to public-access game events – shows where you can play previews of upcoming games and take part in multiplayer game tournaments. And pick up schwag.
The Germans get the yearly Game Convention, the Japanese Tokyo Game Show, the US the Penny Arcade Expo (regular punters still aren’t allowed access to E3) but gamers in the UK – not much, except the successful, but PC-centric PC Gamer Showdown.
This year that all changes with the HMV sponsored Game On! London. The event is being run by the UKeSA, a nascent organisation tasked with developing and growing professional and grass-roots competitive gaming.
Hosting 25,000 attendees, Game On! London will be held in the Olympia Exhibition Center between 20th and 21st June 2009 and will give gamers the chance to play early versions of unreleased games and spectate at the Dell XPS Premiership Season One Finals – comprised of UK eSport’s most elite gaming teams.
The GamesRadar network will be representing at the show and we’ll let you know as soon as tickets become available and how much it’s going to cost to get in. Plus keep an eye out for ticket giveaways to our most loyal readers near the time.
Meanwhile, If you fancy taking part in the season two UKeSA leagues you can sign up atwww.enemydown.eu/content/ukesa2
Apr 2, 2009