One of the most iconic competitive shooter events is getting its own iteration in London for the first time this summer.
Quake and Doom publisher Bethesda has announced QuakeCon Europe will be taking place at Printworks in London on July 26th and 27th 2019, and fans will be pleased to hear it’s free to attend.
The event will run in tandem with the usual convention in Dallas and promises a host of games on display including Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Rage 2, Quake Champions, Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls Online and Doom Eternal. The latter will be playable for the first time outside of North America.
QuakeCon Europe is coming to London July 26-27! Hell cannot be contained to one #QuakeCon, and this FREE event will run simultaneously with QuakeCon in Dallas. Visit https://t.co/MdZ0zZlSeF to register! pic.twitter.com/ke6Bmy0kvl
— QuakeCon (@QuakeCon) May 7, 2019
There will be games industry panels, the chance to meet developers, art galleries, a tabletop area and, while it has not yet been confirmed, it wouldn’t be a surprise if some sort of competitive event or tournament was a part of the show. QuakeCon runs Quake duel tournaments in Dallas each year.
Bethesda did however confirm there will not be a LAN/BYOC area at QuakeCon Europe.
“Fresh for the ‘Year of Doom, fans attending can expect to gain hands-on access to the latest and greatest games that Bethesda has to offer,” Bethesda said.
“Not only will QuakeCon Europe host the first hands-on Doom Eternal fan experience outside of North America, but it will also offer opportunities for fans to see where it all began with a retro area showcasing the humble beginnings of Doom.”
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