An epic 7-day video game event is coming to Croke Park this September 3 weeks ago

An epic 7-day video game event is coming to Croke Park this September

Some very special guests are expected to attend.

Tens of thousands of attendees from around the world are expected to descend upon Dublin in September for European Games Week (EGW).

Running from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 September, EGW will take place in Croke Park, with a number of huge events planned, including what is predicted to be Ireland's largest ever Fortnite event, which has been described as follows:

"Featuring 10 tournaments and 100 participants per tournament over the course of the two days. Saturday from 10am will feature a Solo's 6 round tournament with €1,000 up for grabs and Sunday will feature a Trio's 6 round tournament with again €1,000 up for grabs. From 1pm on the hour will feature single round last man standing knockouts with €100 up for grabs for each winner. This will truly be Ireland's largest ever Fortnite event which is supported by Epic Games on a closed server."

Outside of that, lead voice actors from Final Fantasy, Nier Automata, and Devil May Cry will be on hand to meet fans and answer questions, and there will also be a "Resident Evil Pub Crawl with lead actors from the game", which sounds all kinds of awesome.

AND... augmented reality dodgeball! Yes, there will be an installation present by the folks at Hado, and it will allow you to play some rounds of dodgeball, but not dodgeball as you know it...

There will also be roaming VR, arcade game set-ups, ESports, cosplay, and an over-18's section with a full bar.

For more information on the EGW, as well as details on tickets, head right here.