Gamer Network and ReedPOP have announced the dates and location for EGX 2020. While naturally, it’s subject to change and cancellation, especially given everything going on with the world at the moment, EGX 2020 is set to take place from September 17th-20th at ExCeL London.
Currently, ExCeL London is being utilised as the nation’s first NHS Nightingale hospital, created specifically with the purpose of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally, the organisers are monitoring the situation very closely in order to ensure “the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, industry partners and staff”.
On that note, we’ve set a date for EGX to return to ExCeL London on Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th September. We appreciate this is a difficult time and we are keeping a close eye on the situation, so if anything changes we’ll let you know as soon as we can. pic.twitter.com/NqCmvw387t
David Lilley, ReedPOP’s Head of Events UK, said the following in a press release: “We are doing the best we can during this unprecedented time, looking to the future with hope while we work now with diligence, constantly monitoring the situation and following guidance from the UK government.
“This is clearly a situation that will keep evolving and whilst we might not have all the answers right now, we will do all we can to keep everyone informed and updated when we do. In the meantime we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our exhibitors and partners who continue to be incredibly supportive of EGX during these challenging times.”
While announcing plans for EGX 2020 might seem strange due to the uncertain times we’re living in, the fact is that people genuinely need something to look forward to right now. Currently, it feels like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, so the idea of EGX 2020 taking place once the pandemic has (hopefully) died down should offer a ray of light to anyone struggling. While there’s the possibility that the event might not even take place, perhaps it can still serve as a reminder that there will be a time after COVID-19.