4,000 people attended the first Eurogamer Expo, which took place at the Old Truman Brewery. It was part of the London Games Festival in 2008. At the end of October 2009, the show was held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds and the Old Billingsgate Market in London. The event was held in Earls Court in London for the next five years, from 2010 to 2014. After the venue’s demise was confirmed, EGX announced that it would relocate to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre and it would be a multi-year agreement.
The Eurogamer Expo was rebranded EGX London in October 2013, but it was discarded in 2014, and the show became popular as simply EGX after moving to the Birmingham NEC.
On February 21st 2018, the third event took place in Berlin, Germany and on November 28th 2018, it was also revealed that EGX 2019 would be held in London’s ExCel.
On June 30th 2020, it was announced that EGX 2020, which was initially scheduled to take place from September to October 2020, would also be cancelled.
On the same day, EGX revealed that it would team up with PAX to host a nine-day online event from September 12th to September 20th 2020. A month later, on July 27th 2020, the online event was dubbed PAX Online x EGX Digital.
With the roll out of COVID-19 vaccinations, it was stated on February 19th 2021 that EGX would go back to live events, and they deem it safe to do so under government standards.
EGX, the UK’s biggest video game convention, is returning to London’s ExCeL Centre from 22nd-25th September. The event will feature the latest games, panels and more, and is a must-attend for any gaming fan. Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox are among the big names that will be found there.