This past weekend we were lucky enough to have attended EGLX in Toronto, Ontario. It is the largest video game convention in Ontario and possibly Canada. I have to say that the organizers did not disappoint. The production value of all of the eSports stages were out of this world. Not to mention that the set aside about 30% of the hall for all of the eSports competitors. The level of exhibitor was top notch, not very many filler booths and the staff seemed well organized and in control.

 

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When I first entered the hall on Friday at noon World Gaming was in my face and every console was taken by a gamer. They had couches at one end to sit a chill and approximately 10 consoles available for every one to play. The new DOOM was prominent when I was there. After having a few words with the staff at the booth they were already impressed by the happenings of the show. I proceeded to do quick tour to get my bearings and see where I wanted to allocate my time. Then my eyes fell upon the Hearthstone Tavern.

I have to say that the Tavern had to be the most impressive part of the show for me. The stage was set the lights were dim and competition was intense, how could it not be with VLPS, SilentStorm, Firebat and Hotform in attendance. The casters were on point and the audience was into every match. Oohs, ahhs and cheers filled the room. Thank you to MSI and ESL for making that room a reality!

That is not to take away from the ASUS stage, where Smash Bros. reigned supreme. Team Liquid’s Nairo was in the house, currently ranked #2 in the world for Smash Bros. Again it was a primo setup. Casters in the back doing their thing and the big screen showing all of the action to the crowd.

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There were many small stations around the perimeter where the prelims were taking place.

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By far my favorite booth of the show was the Warframe booth.

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It had all the elements required to draw your attention and the product to back it up. The staff was friendly and not too pushy, but they didn’t let you walk idly by either. Besides who can resist Ninja bandannas?

 

My favorite game of the show was The Floor is Made of Lava from Salvadora Studios.

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Their booth was almost invisible, but the game was beautiful, the staff was friendly, though maybe a bit shy. The game itself, is still in it’s beta phase and they have a kickstarter going, I have high hopes for this title.

My favorite Cosplayer of the show was Dex Morgan.

All of the cosplayers looked amazing. Dex however won on personality. She was the most personable of all of the Cosplayers without a doubt. She spent just as much time talking to my 10 year old daughter as she did to the fan boy standing in line vibrating to get an autograph. In the end my daughter purchased one of her prints and Dex signed it for her.

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Overall EGLX 2016 was a huge success in my mind. Let’s just hope that the fans supported them enough to have it come back again next year!

 

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