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  Tickets go on sale for EGX London 2014
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04/02/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
 
Brighton, UK, 2 nd April 2014: Gamer Network is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the UK's biggest ever videogames event, EGX London 2014.

Proudly partnered for the third year with Virgin Media, EGX London will take over the full capacity of Earls Court from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th September to bring the games community together and showcase the best videogames of the future.

Organisers can already reveal that PlayStation, Xbox, 2K, Activision, Bandai Namco, Bethesda Softworks, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, ESL, GAME, Konami, Razer, Riot Games, Scan Computers, SEGA, Twitch, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be present on the show floor. The line-up of playable games will be announced later in the year.

Gamers will be able to play the hottest triple A and indie games on more screens than ever before. Other attractions include the annual cosplay competition, a huge fighting game tournament, live developer sessions, BAFTA careers sessions, The Leftfield Collection of indie games, the GamesIndustry Fair (featuring a games industry recruitment zone), board games, competitions, tournaments, eSports and a wide variety of retail stands selling exclusive game merchandise.

Full-day tickets are priced at £17.50. Virgin Media customers are able to purchase a limited number of tickets for half-price including one hour early access, on a first come, first served basis now at http://customer.virginmedia.com/egx-london-2014/.

Rupert Loman, Founder and CEO of Gamer Network, commented: "This will be the biggest and best event we have ever put on - the biggest videogames event in UK history. With the fantastic support of our exhibitors and partners we're filling the venue with a huge variety of games and other features which should make EGX London 2014 unmissable.”

Ellie Tory, Head of Advertising and Sponsorship at Virgin Media said: “We’re delighted to continue our support of EGX and look forward to building on the success of the 100 Day Game Project and Games Space. We know our customers will enjoy getting ahead of the pack with half-price tickets and early access to the event. It’s going to be a great event and we can’t wait to see what the industry has to offer this year.”

As usual, EGX London will feature an impressive line-up of developer sessions, presented to a packed room of 500 people and streamed live via Twitch. The 2014 event will also have a Twitch stage for the first time while, as in previous years, many of the biggest YouTube gaming personalities will be hanging out, meeting gamers and playing the latest games on the show floor. EGX London will also host the world premiere of Anthony and Nicola Caulfield's upcoming documentary feature film From Bedrooms to Billions, which tells the story of the UK video games industry. Full details will be announced in the run-up to the event and the official trailer can be viewed at www.frombedroomstobillions.com.

For more on EGX London, check out www.egxlondon.net, where tickets are on sale now.

If you have any queries, please contact:

David Lilley, Managing Director, Gamer Events – david.lilley@gamer-network.net

About Gamer Network

Founded in 1999, Gamer Network Ltd publishes a range of videogame websites including Eurogamer.net, the world's leading independent videogames website with local editions in ten European languages. The company also publishes market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry International, Modojo a leading mobile gaming website and Outside Xbox, a video site dedicated to the Xbox community. It also represents several partner websites including VG247.com, RockPaperShotgun.com and NintendoLife.com and recently launched USgamer.net. Via its Gamer Events division, the business produces live public events and trade shows including EGX London (formerly Eurogamer Expo), EGX Rezzed and GameHorizon, the games industry conference. More: www.gamer-network.net

About Virgin Media

Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK.

The company’s cable network – the result of multi-billion pound private investment – delivers ultrafast broadband to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 152Mb, as well as market leading connectivity to thousands of public and private sector organisations across the country.

Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of British households.

The world’s first virtual mobile network was launched by Virgin Media and it is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.

Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 24 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.