Early & VIP Access (9am – 10am)
Get the most out of your experience at EGW by getting in before everyone else, play the latest games and experience the latest in gaming technology. Our early access and VIP access tickets were a big hit last year. With a dedicated access point it gives you ease of access so no big queues inside or out (People with special needs get access from 9am)
One of the biggest hits last year returns, our community stage hosted by the amazing Allcast Irish Gamers, the EGW community stage engages gamers of all ages. The EGW community stage shines a light on everything Irish from Irish streamers to Irish Gamers. Hosting live gaming challenges with the audience, large prize giveaways, showcasing new Irish streaming talent, the EGW community stage will be bigger and better in 2019.
Our message is always that EGW is for everyone and we stand by that. Over the last few years we have ensured all out events are accessible to people of all ages and disabilities. Our sensory rooms have been approved by experts, families and kids themselves. Beanbags, colouring books, specific lighting, noise, we take it all into consideration. Don’t be afraid to come and check them out or contact us for more information.
Artists & Vendors
At the heart of any gaming event are its retailers, from gaming merch to gaming inspired art. EGW ensure that we have them all. All our vendors abide by fair trade price rules to make sure that you our guests get the very best pricing so you can get more bang for your buck.
Games, Games, Games and more Games. That’s right; EGW will bring you more setups of PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch than ever before. Experience brand new releases and look into new and upcoming releases.
Need to get away from it all, have a break, sit back and unwind? Then the VIP Lounge is for you, consisting on pure comfort and minimal exposure to the rest of the event, you can really take a breather before getting back into the world of EGW
What’s a gaming event without Arcades? From the time the first Pong was introduced Arcades areas have been the hustle and bustle of the gaming world and EGW’s themed arcade is no different. Brought to you by experts 8-Bit Conference and partners, the EGW arcade will host over 15 arcade machines, pinball machines, 30+ retrogaming consoles, retrogaming tournaments, mascots and more.
The creative section of EGW where companies get to show off the best gaming has to offer. Amazing creative ideas such as Marvin Kart (An interactive RC Mario Kart Racecourse, race your friends from one side of the track to the other for big prizes). Each expo will have fun elements to entertain everyone and maybe even some special limited giveaways 😉
More fun than Saturday morning cartoons. Our VR section includes the brand new roaming VR kit for up to 6 players. No need for VR cages, or wires. The wireless VR kit allows you full freedom within an area of play to experience the best VR has to offer. Compete with friends and make new friends while you prepare to take on hordes of zombies in multiple locations or protect your star base from incoming invaders. Experience VR like never before.
VR Cinema Experience
Experience this unique and incredibly fun activation at EGW. Check out the incredible fully immersive racing experience or test your wits against the 5D rollercoaster experience. Either way have your wits thrilled at the VR Cinema.
Gaming is for all ages whether young or old or anything in between. We know the excitement and joy a small kid can have and how much energy they can exert so at EGW we ensure we bring the best in children’s entertainment from Lego play areas to face painters to gaming mascots. EGW is for everyone and our guests always come first.
Snap Happy Photobooth’s
Our themed Photobooth’s are the life of any party and we bring them to EGW so that all our guests can have that little something to bring home on us. Kitted out with the latest in fun gaming props and completely free for everyone to use. So bring your family and friends to test out and have fun at our Snap Happy Photobooth’s (Brought to you by www.snaphappy.ie)
This year we are doing something new and different! We are focusing on 4 games and 4 esports tournaments for the European Games Week! This time, we will be simplifying the process for teams and players to sign up to the esports tournaments!
Over 18's Area Including Full Bar
With our new location being based in Croke Park we are delighted to be able to bring the much anticipated Over 18’s Area to EGW this year. The area will consisting of a full bar, access to Over 18’s, R Rated Games & Arcades. Even if you’re not into video games but your children or friends are, then why not sit back and relax with a nice pint of beer or glass of wine. (T&C’s apply)
If you are new to cosplay or an experienced veteran, EGW will have everything you can ask for. Fully dedicated cosplay area that is open to all, whether it’s fixing the hem of a costume or fine tuning a helmet, EGW will have it. Also consisting of one of the best cosplay competitions this year with up to €1,000.00 in prizes across 3 divisions, you know you can expect something really special this year. (In connection with www.guildofnerds.com)
Game developers are at the core of gaming and we bring you the best from across Europe. Showcasing new and available titles, current projects and concepts, you can get hands on experience with some of the most talented game developers in the world.