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EGX (previously named Eurogamer Expo) is a trade fair for video games held annually in the United Kingdom.

EGX
EGX 2014.jpg
EGX 2014
StatusActive
GenreVideo games
VenueVarious
Location(s)Various
CountryUnited Kingdom
Germany
Inaugurated28–29 October 2008
Most recent4–6 April 2019
Next event17–20 October 2019
Websitewww.egx.net

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HistoryEdit

 
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.[1][2] In 2009, the show took place at The Royal Armouries in Leeds and the Old Billingsgate Market in London at the end of October.[3] The event was held at London's Earls Court for the next five years between 2010 and 2014.[4][5][6][7][8] 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.[9]

In 2012, Eurogamer and Rock, Paper, Shotgun announced Rezzed, a PC and indie games show spun off from Eurogamer Expo.[10] Rezzed was first held at the Brighton Centre on 6–7 July 2012.[11] In September 2012, Eurogamer announced that Eurogamer Expo would also host a Rezzed component.[12]

In October 2013, the Eurogamer Expo was renamed to EGX London, and Rezzed was renamed EGX Rezzed.[8] The EGX London brand was discontinued in 2014, and following the move to Birmingham NEC the show has been called simply EGX.

List of eventsEdit

Event Dates Venue Country Attendance
Eurogamer Expo 2008 28–29 October 2008[1] Old Truman Brewery, London United Kingdom 4,000[2]
Eurogamer Expo 2009 27–28 October 2009[3] Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds 12,000[4]
30–31 October 2009[3] Old Billingsgate Market, London
Eurogamer Expo 2010 1–3 October 2010[4] Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London 20,000[13]
Eurogamer Expo 2011 22–25 September 2011[5] 34,500[14]
Rezzed 2012 6–7 July 2012[11] Brighton Centre, Brighton 4,000[15]
Eurogamer Expo 2012 27–30 September 2012[6] Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London 50,000[6]
Rezzed 2013 22–23 June 2013[16] National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 10,000[15]
Eurogamer Expo 2013 26–29 September 2013[7] Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London 70,000[17]
EGX Rezzed 2014 28–30 March 2014[8] National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 15,000[18]
EGX 2014 25–28 September 2014[8] Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London 75,000[9]
EGX Rezzed 2015 12–14 March 2015[9] Tobacco Dock, London 12,000[19]
EGX 2015 24–27 September 2015[9] National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 75,000[20]
EGX Rezzed 2016 7–9 April 2016[20] Tobacco Dock, London 15,000[21]
EGX 2016 22–25 September 2016[22] National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 75,000[23]
EGX Rezzed 2017 30 March–1 April 2017[24] Tobacco Dock, London TBA
EGX 2017 21–24 September 2017[23] National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 80,000[25]
EGX Rezzed 2018 13–15 April 2018[25] Tobacco Dock, London 15,000[26]
EGX 2018 20–23 September 2018[25] National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham TBA
EGX Berlin 2018 28–30 September 2018[27] STATION, Berlin Germany TBA
EGX Rezzed 2019 4–6 April 2019[28] Tobacco Dock, London United Kingdom TBA
EGX 2019 17–20 October 2019[28] ExCeL, London TBA
EGX Berlin 2019 1–3 November 2019[28] STATION, Berlin Germany TBA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Press, Games (6 October 2008). "Over 50 playable titles now confirmed for Eurogamer Expo 2008". MCV. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b Mike (20 October 2008). "Loman on EE2008: "Our biggest inspiration is probably the Penny Arcade Expo"". VG247. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Bramwell, Tom (7 May 2009). "Eurogamer Expo 2009!". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Francisco, Lorraine (19 July 2010). "Eurogamer Expo moves to Earls Court". Event Magazine. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b Bramwell, Tom (8 November 2010). "Eurogamer Expo 2011 dates announced". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Bramwell, Tom (23 February 2012). "Eurogamer Expo 2012 early bird tickets go on sale". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b Bramwell, Tom (1 March 2013). "Eurogamer Expo 2012 early bird tickets go on sale". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d Cook, Dave (19 November 2013). "Rezzed 2014 tickets on sale now as Eurogamer Expo re-branded as EGX London". VG247. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  9. ^ a b c d Nunneley, Stephany (1 October 2014). "EGX 2015 moves to Birmingham's NEC next September – 75,000 attended 2014 event". VG247. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  10. ^ Phillips, Tom (17 April 2012). "Eurogamer announces Rezzed: The PC and Indie Games Show". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  11. ^ a b Nunneley, Stephany (27 June 2012). "Molyneux to host developer session at Rezzed". VG247. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  12. ^ Bramwell, Tom (4 September 2012). "Eurogamer Expo to host Rezzed PC and Indie Games Zone". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  13. ^ Bramwell, Tom (1 October 2010). "Eurogamer Expo 2010". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  14. ^ Pearson, Dan (26 September 2011). "Record numbers attend Eurogamer Expo". Games Industry. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  15. ^ a b Ibrahim, Magda (19 March 2013). "Rezzed relocates to NEC in growth drive". Event Magazine. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  16. ^ Bramwell, Tom (18 March 2013). "Tickets for Rezzed 2013 on sale now". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  17. ^ Bramwell, Tom (3 September 2013). "Tickets for Eurogamer Expo 2013 have sold out". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  18. ^ Bramwell, Tom (30 March 2014). "EGX Rezzed Game of the Show 2014". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  19. ^ Staff, GamesIndustry (18 March 2015). "EGX Rezzed draws 12,000 attendees". Games Industry. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  20. ^ a b Nunneley, Stephany (30 September 2015). "Over 75,000 people attended EGX 2015 last week". VG247. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  21. ^ Staff (11 April 2016). "EGX Rezzed 2016 becomes event's most successful show to date". ICXM. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  22. ^ Welsh, Oli (20 November 2015). "EGX 2016 returns to Birmingham NEC next September". Eurogamer. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  23. ^ a b Dunning, Jason (26 September 2016). "EGX 2016 Saw Over 75,000 Attendees, 2017 Dates Announced". PlayStation LifeStyle. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  24. ^ Graham, Peter (25 May 2016). "EGX Rezzed 2017 Dates Now Confirmed". VRFocus. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  25. ^ a b c Batchelor, James (25 September 2017). "Record attendance for tenth anniversary EGX, 2018 dates revealed". GamesIndustry. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  26. ^ Dring, Christopher (24 April 2018). "EGX Rezzed 2018 posts record industry attendance". GamesIndustry. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  27. ^ Welsh, Oli (21 February 2018). "EGX is coming to Berlin". Eurogamer. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  28. ^ a b c "EGX comes home to London next year". Eurogamer. 28 November 2018.

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