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The Middle East Games Con will open this weekend in Abu Dhabi

Gamers will have opportunities to preview demos, play unreleased games and purchase the limited-edition merchandise

The Dell/Alienware stand at Middle East Games Con 2018
The Dell/Alienware stand at Middle East Games Con 2018

The Middle East Games Con is set to open its doors for the 3rd edition on Thursday 24th October until Saturday 26th October 2019 at The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The 3-day experiential show has 12 Zones and will give gamers and fans a playground to immerse themselves in the world of gaming.

Gamers will have opportunities to preview demos, play unreleased games and purchase the latest limited-edition merchandise. Not only that, but the highly anticipated, Call of Duty Modern Warfare will be releasing globally on 25th October and will be available to experience first on 24th October, at Middle East Games Con.

A new virtual reality zone has been introduced to the festival this year that will feature RobocomVR's interactive simulator where fans will get an exclusive firsthand opportunity to immerse themselves into this unique VR experience that has been officially licensed & developed based on Hasbro's Transformers franchise.

This is your chance to fast forward to 2077 and enter the world of Cyberpunk. CD Projekt RED and Geekay Distribution are bringing Cyberpunk 2077 to the festival with an official game play showcase featuring Arabic subtitles. This will be the first time the exclusive demo has been showcased to public in the Middle East. 


WWE2K20, will be releasing on 22nd October 2019. Fans will be able to choose from a huge roster of WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers to celebrate the franchise. Borderlands 3 will also be playable at the festival giving gamers a chance to experience Logitech’s latest pro-gaming gear.

Lenovo Legion will have a significant presence on the show-floor, with a showcase of their latest laptops, as well as co-hosting a 1v1 Brawlhalla official esports tournament with Red Bull and Ubisoft, including a prize pool of USD 3000 and exclusive merchandise. Besides the Brawlhalla tournament, Ubisoft are bringing Ghost Recon Breakpoint, an exclusive demo showcase of the yet to be released Watch Dogs: Legion and a brand new game called Roller Champions will be playable at their stand. Visitors will also have a chance to get involved in Just Dance 2020 on stage on all 3 days. DOOM Eternal by Bethesda Softworks will also make a debut in the Middle East. 

Playtonia Esports are joining the festival for the first time this year, and are bringing 4 tournaments including Rainbow Six Siege, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V and Nintendo Switch with huge cash prizes and consoles up for grabs. Other than the tournaments, Playtonia will host a Cosplay Competition on Saturday 26th October, with a prize pool of USD 5,000.Following last year’s intense Dell Gaming Fortnite Challenge, gamers can put their skills to the test with an exciting new Alienware Fornite tournament. you can also play the official PUBG Mobile Experience, FIFA 20, and Growtopia.

Over three days, YouTube celebrities MatPat of “The Game Theorists”, Azzyland and Kwebbelkop will all have live gaming shows on the Entertainment Stage. Kwebbelkop is a Dutch YouTuber, gamer and animator with 11.5 million subscribers, popularly known for his content on Minecraft and Call of Duty.

Tickets are available online on Platinumlist and Virgin Tickets, priced at Dhs 115.50 for the day ticket, and Dhs 315 for a weekend ticket. Family tickets are also available for Dhs 347 for the day and Dhs 945 for the weekend. You can also find them at Virgin Megastores, 7 Eleven and UAE Exchange outlets across the UAE.

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