The third edition of the video game Expo Barcelona World Games (BGW), will be in & # 39; that the Spanish city from November 29 to December 2 and will have the presence of & # 39; 195 exhibitors.
The event will be held at the Gran Vía site of & # 39; Fira de Barcelona expects 135,000 visitors goes in & # 39; area & # 39; 52,000 square meters, 17% more than in 2017, and changed the dates to bring them closer to the Christmas season.
The director of the BGW, Josep Antoni Llopart, said in & # 39; a press conference this edition represents a "point & # 39; change" and the exhibition consolidation, b & # 39; a clear commitment to "continue revolutionize the model and offers exhibition "areas where the room will be shared.
"This year will be spectacular and everything will pass through the screens. We live in a totally different experience, going beyond the console and that we are moving the f & # 39; to with leading brands", said Llopart, who anticipated tickets for Saturday, 1 & # 39; December already sold out.
Among other initiatives, the event will host the first edition of the Vodafone #yuvertigo, which will enable visitors Saturday to play games from a selection of & # 39; Nintendo Switch game suspended by & # 39; 50 meters high against 21 other players.
In addition, attendees may participate in & # 39; tunnel & # 39; terror or "escape" room & # 39; 988 square meters designed for a hundred people, both of which are set in the iconic game Resident Evil 2, which will be installed for the first time in the hands hall & # 39; HorrorBox and Escape Barcelona.
In more conventional area, visitors can try the sector novelties, among which stand out games like Kingdom Hearts III (Square Fenix); Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) Jump Force (Namco Bandai) and Days Gone (PlayStation).
Among the brands that will participate in the exhibition area is Sony; Bandai Namco; Capcom; Epiku games; Blizzard; Koch; Nintendo; PlayStation; Square Enix; Warner Bros. Interactive or Xbox, it will bring titles known as Mortal Kombat Fortnite or X, as well as technology companies such as Asus, HP and Intel HTC Vive.
Role & # 39; RetroBarcelona in the new release & # 39; BGW has been included as another of the highlights of the video game in Catalonia. The sixth edition of & # 39; RetroBarcelona will extend over 5,000 square meters & # 39; exhibition b & # 39; classic systems, arcade machines, pinballs and table football.
The BGW will host for the first time in electronic sports field the Iberian Cup, organized by Riot Games and League of Professional Video Games (LVP), containing more than 1,700 spectators attend competition will decide the best professional team & # 39; the Iberian Peninsula football games League of Legends.
The CEO of LVP, Jordi Pomarol, said the competition will have a screening of & # 39; & # 39 audiences; up to 300,000 people.
The space of e-sports will also have a new space for competition by computer games & # 39; mobile devices, b & # 39; titles like Clash Royale, Hearthstone and Fortnite.
On the other hand, the BGW will host the largest space in Europe dedicated to immersive experiences, the XRZone, with proposals for games that use virtual reality, added and mixed.
The CEO & # 39; Visyon, Pere Perez, said that this area will be articulated in & # 39; 1,500 square meters where there will be "exclusive launches & # 39; various products and immersive experiences" aimed at "bring these technologies to the maximum number of & # 39; people, because they are often difficult to access."
The BGW will have an area dedicated to professional meetings in the sector, educational space and RetroBarcelona, which in its sixth edition will give homelanza to SEGA, and former CEO of the company in North America, Tom Kalinske, as a special guest.