From September 29 to October 1, the pavilions of Fiera Milano Rho will host the seventh edition of Milan Games Week. Great expectations for the Xbox One X
Milan Games Week returns for the seventh edition and gives appointment to the fans of the sector at pavilions 8 and 12 of Fiera Milano Rho from September 29 to October 1. After the success of the last edition (almost 140,000 visitors from all over Italy) the organizers were forced to move the event to a larger location.
The event is promoted by AESVI, the Association of Italian game developers and publishers, and organized by Campus Fandango Club. For the seventh edition, some great innovations have been announced in order to fully satisfy users' expectations and requests. There will be an arena that can accommodate 800 seats dedicated exclusively to e-sports, the new video game phenomenon that will also debut at the Paris Olympics in 2024. For those who don't know e-sports, these are challenges and leagues involving professional players.
What is Milan Games Week 2017
Milan Games Week 2017 is the most important fair dedicated to video games in Italy. Now in its seventh edition, it attracts almost 140,000 people from all over Italy and the most important software houses from all over the World are present. Milan Games Week 2017 will start on September 29 and will end on October 1 and will be organized inside pavilions 8 and 12 of Fiera Milano Rho.
What you can do at Milan Games Week 2017
During the fair it will be possible to play all the video games just launched on the market or coming out in the next months. For the video game industry, the period from September to mid-December is the most prosperous of the year with dozens and dozens of titles launched on the market. For software houses, events such as Milan Games Week 2017 serve above all to introduce players to new videogames and receive feedback on possible bugs or fixes to be made.
Which companies will be present at Milan Games Week 2017
Many companies will participate in Milan Games Week 2017 with a booth inside the fair. In addition to the many small independent developers who will present their videogames, there will also be large international companies and software houses. The spotlight will be all on Microsoft's booth, which will show the new Xbox One X, the console coming out on November 7. There will also be Sony with video games for the PlayStation 4 Pro and Nintendo with exclusives for the Switch. As for the software houses to report the presence of 2K Games (NBA 2k18), Ubisoft (Assassin's Creed Origins) and Activision (Call of Duty: WWII).
E-sports and retrogaming
Milan Games Week 2017 will meet all the demands of users and for this reason the organizers have dedicated a part of the two pavilions also to e-sports and retrogaming.
E-sports are becoming a phenomenon that exceeds the boundaries of fans. At the 2024 Olympics they will debut as an Olympic discipline and by now Fifa or The League of Legends tournaments attract hundreds of thousands of fans. At Milan Games Week 2017 there will be an arena capable of holding up to 800 people, where the challenges of professional gamers will be shown. There will be tournaments of Overwatch, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Fifa, League of Legends and Tekken World.
A wing of the fair, on the other hand, will be dedicated to retrogaming, with the possibility of trying out the old consoles of the past.
Out of Milan Games Week
Milan Games Week will not only last three days but will continue until mid-October. Not inside pavilions 8 and 12 of the Fiera Rho Milano, but in some events organized in the Lombard capital. It will be possible to visit the studios of Milestone, one of the most important Italian software houses, or participate in the event that will close the event on October 16 at the Hollywood Rythmoteque.
How to participate in Milan Games Week 2017
To enter the fair you will need to buy tickets. The entrance for the single day is 15 euros, while the coupon for all three days costs 26 euros. Online you can also buy tickets for groups of 20 or 40 people: the coupon costs only 10 euros.