GamerCon Dublin Preview: What To Look Forward To!

We’re less than a week out now, but the GamerCon hype train is rolling into Dublin City and is about to take the Convention Centre by storm! 

There’s a monumental amount of stuff going on at GamerCon, more than we can even comprehend and we’re going to highlight some of the things that we’re most looking forward to!

eSports Competitions

eSports is a phenomenon like no other. It is often estimated that more people watch the likes of Counter Strike: GO & League of Legends than more traditional sports like football, basketball etc. Even the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, home to superstars Angel di Maria, Edinson Cavani & Julian Draxler, have set up an eSports branch of their operation.

At GamerCon, there will be fantastic eSports tournaments throughout the day! The Liffey Suite of the Convention Centre will be home to some of the hottest match-ups of the weekend on CS:GO, League of Legends, Street Fighter V and our personal favourite – Rocket League! There’ll even be cash prizes over the weekend for the best of the best!

Merch For Days!

Given that GamerCon is partnered by some of the biggest names in gaming like GameStop, PlayStation, Xbox, Razer & AlienWare you’re guaranteed to have the hottest merchandise, peripherals, apparel and more across the floor!

We recommend you bring a hefty sized wallet and a decent bag to carry all of your loot home in. Keep an eye out across the weekend too for any sneaky giveaways that might be occurring!

Cosplay

Cosplay is something that has really taken hold recently in Ireland and we expect the standard at GamerCon to be pushed even higher! Whether its someone putting their own unique spin on their favourite character, or someone striving to put together a scale replica of theirs, there will be plenty of awesome recreations on display across the entire weekend!

Anyone who does attend the show in Cosplay will also have the opportunity to enter into the Cosplay Contest! Entry is free so long as you have a GamerCon pass and there’s a €2500 prize pool up for grabs for the best efforts!

The New Media: YouTube Sensations

Since YouTube’s inception in 2006, it has become the breeding ground for people making a name for themselves through less conventional means. Some of those people like PewDiePie have gone on to make seven-figure sums a year for their work. Not bad for making videos for the internet, eh?

Across the weekend at GamerCon, there will be some of the internet’s hottest YouTubers present for panels and discussions. Stars like Ali-A, Clare Siobhan, JeromeASF, UberDanger & AR12 Gaming will be on hand across the weekend to entertain!

To top the whole weekend off, Irish alternative band All Tvvins will be present to provide some audible pleasure on both days of GamerCon!

GamerCon takes place in the Dublin Convention Centre on March 18th & 19th. Get your tickets here BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!

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