The Los Angeles Valiant remains dominant in both the Overwatch League and the establishment of a brand outside the League. Last month, they established a partnership with Microsoft. After announcing this partnership, Microsoft and the Valiant coordinated an event called the Girls in Gaming Summit, which promoted the importance of women in the gaming industry. It featured panels by women in various parts of the industry and emphasized the inclusion of a female presence in video games, all the while empowering more women to be involved in gaming.
PAX announced via Twitter and Email that tickets are now available for PAX West. Each day costs $50 and pre-sale merchandise such as PAX-branded blankets, socks, and dice are available. Last year, PAX-branded items were sold out throughout PAX West weekend, so get yours as soon as possible.
PAX West 2018 badges are now on sale!
The wait is over, you can grab them right here: https://t.co/mjll58ETKh
After you get your badge, hotel rooms are available here: https://t.co/B5UQ3qEIMa
PAX IS COMING
— PAX Badges (@PAX_Badges) May 31, 2018
PAX West will take place from August 31 to September 3, 2018 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. Like previous years at PAX West, the expo will span across 8 buildings at Downtown Seattle, including the Paramount Theatre and Benaroya Hall — former home of The International tournament (Dota 2).
“PAX West is where it all started, so whenever we have a chance to invite people into our home it’s just a good feeling,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder, Penny Arcade. “Purely as a word advice, I would briefly minimize this window and try to get tickets as soon as you can. They tend to go fast.”
In addition to attendees getting their hands on the hottest upcoming titles, the expo includes autograph signings with the most popular streamers and influencers from YouTube and Twitch. The expo also includes live tournaments with the hottest names in esports, panels with industry leaders, free console, tabletop, and PC play areas, and more.
For more information on PAX West 2018, check out the official PAX West website.
Writer’s note: At the time of this writing, only Monday badges are available. If past trends still occur, tickets from Friday to Sunday will come and go if people decide to return tickets.
Also, reserving a hotel is less stressful and less of an issue than other conventions like Comic-Con and Blizzcon. BOOK FAST!