Traveling broadens our horizons and allows us to experience other cultures. It also brings you closer to some exciting festivals and events you would otherwise not be able to attend. While there are lots to do and see in Europe, as an avid gamer, you’d probably want to think about getting your game on too.
Not to worry! We’ve got you covered with a list of the hottest gaming festivals taking place in Europe next year. Some of these festivals are known as the very best in the world and have representatives from more than 150 countries.
Start planning your trip properly before you miss out on the excitement. Grab your diary and start marking off the dates of these not-to-be-missed events!
Insomnia Gaming Festival
The Insomnia Gaming festival is known as the biggest gaming festival in the UK. It started out as a PC only LAN event, with a mere 300 players attending in the first year. Today it features a wide variety of games and other activities to keep festival-goers entertained.
Paris Games Week
Considered to be the second biggest gaming festival in the world, Paris Games Week attracts thousands of gamers and professionals annually. This year marks the event’s 9th anniversary, and you can expect loads of exciting new and old games to explore.
London Games Festival
This festival runs for a total of 10 days and even includes an official Awards ceremony. From expos to conferences and tournaments, you’ll find it all right here. There are several venues, which means you’ll have time and variety on your side when attending this mammoth festival.
Another big festival that takes place in the UK’s capital is EGX Rezzed. Here you can attend interesting talks and conferences while discovering exciting new gaming releases too. Conferences and talks are hosted by some of the biggest names in the world of gaming and are a definite must-attend festival.
Play Expo Manchester
Last but not least, we’ve got a gaming expo hosted in Manchester. It’s any serious gamer’s dream and has plenty of events within the festival to sink your teeth into. From cosplay to retro games, gaming tournaments and more, you’ll find it all at the Play Expo Manchester.
And that covers all of the exciting gaming festivals in Europe. We’d advise that you get your tickets for these events ahead of time, as tickets get sold out quite quickly. All of the events we’ve discussed here are top-rated and promises to blow your mind.
In other gaming news, two gaming companies have laid a feud to bed recently. What better way to start the new year than on the right foot? Besides, we just enjoy the incredible gaming experiences they have to offer, and would not want them to get sidetracked!
The team at Black Hills Celtic Events have rounded up the list of festivals and can highly recommend attending them. Whether you are a serious gamer, someone with an interest in the industry, or a professional, these festivals have something to offer everyone. All you need is a good attitude, your flight and accommodation bookings, and you are ready to go!