Enthusiast Gaming announced recently that their successful Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX) will return to Toronto this coming October 26-28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
The expo adds to the growing list of other conventions that have made their way to Toronto in recent years, joining the ranks of FanExpo and Anime North. EGLX focuses much more closely on gaming, as one might expect given their name, and moving to the country’s largest convention facility shows of its increased success.
The success of the show has also allowed the organizers to secure bigger and bigger names to support the gaming community in Toronto and across the country. This year, Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs will be on hand to meet fans and even compete in some NHL 18 action.
Greg Miller of Kinda Funny will also be on site to report from the show, as well as some other unannounced guests and special appearances.
The convention will also play host to two massive esports events, the Canada Cup 2018 as well as the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG), both holding their actual tournaments on the show floor in front of thousands of spectators.
Canada Cup is hosting a number of different tournaments throughout the weekend show, including DragonBall FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Melee, Street Fighter V Arcade Edition, as well as, of course, Hearthstone, and many others.
WESG will be running the Canadian national qualifying finals at EGLX, allowing players to compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, DOTA 2, and Pro Evolution Soccer, among others. The winners will have an opportunity to represent Canada at the WESG Global Grand Finals in Shanghai in March 2019. In total, WESG hosts prize pools of over $5.5 million dollars total. You know, in case you thought this whole gaming thing was a fad.
“In addition to esports, we will feature large booths from gaming’s biggest companies, an enhanced kids zone for younger players and a developer area where industry veterans and aspiring newcomers will host panels and share their knowledge. Whether you want to compete, shop, watch a panel, cosplay or just share in the community of passionate gamers – EGLX will have everything any gamer could want when it hits downtown Toronto this October,” said Menashe Kestenbaum, Founder and CEO of Enthusiast Gaming.
EGLX goes down at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre October 26th through the 28th. Tickets are on sale now, and early bird prices fly away on September 1st.