Video game fairs set the pace by bringing together professionals and game enthusiasts from all over the world.
Some events like ChinaJoy are being held online due to the re-emergence of Covid-19.
Several trade fairs, despite the pandemic threat, take place face-to-face and have been a resounding success.
BGS | The great return
The year 2022 brings a lot of goodies for gamers . After some unexpected delays, the Brasil Game Show is fast approaching.
With a considerable number of titles and curiosities related to games, this event could well go down in history.
To help local, international or online participants, we’ve put together everything you need to know.
What is BGS?
The Brasil Game Show is an annual Brazilian video game convention. Latin America’s largest annual event, BGS covers many aspects of gaming.
Between developers, publishers, gamers YouTubers and renowned technology companies, casual gamers and hardcore gamers have plenty to enjoy.
The history of the Brasil Game Show
Today, BGS and PAX are the most important annual conventions not only in America, but also internationally.
The very first Brasil Game Show took place on June 21, 2009. Organized in Rio de Janeiro, the event was imagined by business leader Marcelo Tavares.
A great fan of video games, Mr. Tavares considers himself the greatest Brazilian collector of video games.
With its long history in mainstream gaming, it might be right.
Producer and host of a video game-themed television show, Game News, in 2003, Mr. Tavares has retained his love of gaming over the decades.
He extended his work to magazines and newspapers. The BGS was the logical continuation of his passion.
The first convention hosted approximately 4,000 people. The next event raised the bar to 8,000 people, and the 2011 show attracted over 60,000 visitors.
Over time, the Brasil Game Show has continued to evolve, now attracting hundreds of thousands of attendees.
With so many enthusiastic players, the convention began to attract more and more well-known names from the industry.
Is RGS the same as BGS?
In a sense, yes. RGS, or Rio Game Show, was the original name of the convention. Organized in Rio de Janeiro, this name made sense at the time.
Following the move to a new city, the convention adopted a name that could apply wherever the convention went.
That’s why the name changed to Brasil Game Show, which also reflects its expanded reach.
How much is the entry ?
As is often the case with large events, the cost of Brasil Game Show tickets varies. Depending on the day and the level of access desired, tickets range from 14.98 to 711.48 euros .
Those interested can check the official website here for a list of ticket prices.
When does the BGS take place?
This fall is packed with gaming industry events. Hot on the heels of EGX which takes place at the end of September, the Brasil Game Show 2022 runs from October 6-12 .
Most BGS tournaments are held annually in October, but there may be exceptions.
The lounge is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily , which means visitors can spend nine hours there a day.
The Brazil Game Show | What’s in store for visitors?
It’s a good question, and to answer as directly as possible, we will say – a lot.
The Brasil Game Show does not skimp on resources, with some of the strongest offerings that even defy those at E3.
Whether it’s finding new RPG games , building relationships, or working on your business, there’s plenty to do here.
At a convention, one of the most important things is attracting industry moguls. After all, this is the Brasil Game Show.
The list of exhibitors is therefore wide and varied.
From big international brands to small local names, there is plenty to do. Some of the best known companies include:
- YouTube Gaming
- Monster Energy
- Cup Noodles
Booths at these exhibitors can feature gaming systems, product sales areas, displays of the latest technology, and more.
Whether you want to play robot games or build artificial intelligence brains, there will be plenty to see.
Influencers and guests
Gaming isn’t just about technology, it’s also about names.The “influencers and guests” section of the Brasil Game Show has understood this well, by inviting famous personalities from Twitch and eSports teams .
Between meetings and presentations, more than 3,000 influencers are expected.
High-level play is always exciting to see, and it’s coming soon to the Brasil Game Show.
Several exhibitors have set up championship matches (from casual games to Battle Royale ), but exhibition matches will also liven up the show.
With eSports stars from South America on stage, fans will be able to see how the big names play in person.
Cosplay is an inseparable part of gaming fairs that every pro gamer , viewer and participant would want to attend.
With its various cosplay contests, the Brasil Game Show is interested in this aspect of the industry.
With prizes like partner studio awards and VIP credentials, there’s more to be gained than just bragging rights. Of course, that doesn’t hurt either.
For the uninitiated, a Games Jam is a competition where competitors work to create a game in a limited amount of time.
The 2022 Brasil Game Show organizes a development marathon in this direction, with ten teams of three people who must develop a new game in 48 hours.
Judged by the public, the winners of this competition can expect to win major prizes in addition to industry recognition.
Few franchises can boast Sonic’s musical legacy and reputation.
Sega, which just celebrated the Blue Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary, has teamed up with the Brasil Game Show to bring fans this official live concert tour.
Between old titles taken from the classics and more modern titles, video game music lovers won’t want to miss what the Blue Blur team has created.
Where does the BGS take place?
While the original convention was held in Rio de Janeiro, the new Brasil Game Show is taking place in São Paulo.
Specifically, the event is located at Expo Center Norte, Rua José Bernardo Pinto 333 02055-000 São Paulo.
The BGS closely follows another game show, the Tokyo Game Show , which took place from September 15 to 18, 2022.
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