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The 7 biggest gaming events in the world right now

London, UK. 22nd May 2015. Participants at MCM Comic Con at Excel in London where fans dressed up in fantastic costumes as their favourite comic, film, cosplay or fantasy character while they enjoyed a great convention catering to old favourites and new.
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The gaming world is growing and there’s never been a better time to get involved in the madness! Here at Alamy we have the latest images from gaming and cosplay conventions from all over the world, including last week’s EGX event held on 21st – 24th September! It’s easier than ever for you to keep up to date with all the hottest events from the gaming world and the YouTube celebrities that attend…

With over 2.2 billion active members the gaming industry is now worth over $108.9 billion dollars AND it’s still growing! Events all over the world bring gamers together and it’s not inclusive to age or gender, with target audiences shifting from teenagers to people between the ages of 18 – 35 and, according to this article, 52% of them are women.

To give you more of a visual of this crazy world, we’ve picked out some images from our collection to show you seven of the world’s biggest and most popular events right now…

Insomnia

www.insomniagamingfestival.com

The most famous of the gaming events. Insomnia has proven a firm favourite with famous YouTubers such as Syndicate and Terroriser, who enjoy meeting fans and going head to head on popular games such as CS:GO.

Tom Cassell, youtube celebrity TheSyndicateProject signing autographs at Insomnia55 the Ricoh Arena Coventry West Midlands UK. Image shot 2015. Exact date unknown.
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The crowd watching youtubers on stage at Insomnia55 the Ricoh Arena Coventry West Midlands UK. Image shot 2015. Exact date unknown.
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Paul sykes a yogscast member meeting the fans at Insomnia55 the Ricoh Arena Coventry West Midlands UK. Image shot 2015. Exact date unknown.
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EGX

www.egx.net/egx

This is one of the biggest gaming events held in the UK. Eurogamer (EGX) shows off the latest games before they’re released and entertains thousands of fans who come to see their characters in the flesh.

Birmingham, UK. 23rd Sept, 2017. Gamers and cosplayers unite and test out the newest releases at the EGX 2017 event, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Credit: Rosanna Marie Saracino/Alamy Live News
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Model R2D2 at the Eurogamer exhibition at Earl's Court, London.
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Visitors try out an unreleased computer game at the Eurogamer Expo in Earls Court London
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EGX Rezzed

www.egx.net

The little brother of EGX. Based in London, EGX Rezzed allows fans to meet the creators of the games they play whilst being able to fight to the death, in live team deathmatches using the latest technology.

Tobacco Dock, London, UK. 7th April 2016. The 2016 EGX REZZED Games event held at Tobacco Dock. Gaming
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Gamers text out the latest technology at EGX Rezzed, London 2017
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Tobacco Dock, London, UK. 7th April 2016. The 2016 EGX REZZED Games event held at Tobacco Dock. Gaming
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Comic con UK / USA

www.mcmcomiccon.com

Dominating countries worldwide, Comic con is a firm favourite with cosplay fans. They pay tribute to their favourite computer game and comic book characters by dressing up in amazing costumes!

Comic-Con International 2009 convention held in San Diego. The annual comics and popular arts convention attracts 126,000.. Image shot 07/2009. Exact date unknown.
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A crowd of visitors and fans to the New York ComicCon comic book and movie convention.
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London, UK. 28th May, 2016. Various cosplay people from the London Comic-con 2016 Credit: David Rowlands/Alamy Live News
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Dreamhack

www.dreamhack.com

A convention that travels all over the world. Dreamhack allows gamers to go head to head competitively in their own countries, with the winners then facing opponents from across the world.

Computers with computer players sitting at them at the computer game festival 'DreamHack' in Leipzig, Germany, 22 January 2016. The Leipziger Messe is hosting the eSports event for the first time, modeled on the Swedish archetype and the event runs from 2
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Computers with computer players sitting at them at the computer game festival 'DreamHack' in Leipzig, Germany, 22 January 2016. The Leipziger Messe is hosting the eSports event for the first time, modeled on the Swedish archetype and the event runs from 2
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Leipzig, Germany. 13th Jan, 2017. Cosplayers pose in the exposition halls in Leipzig, Germany, 13 January 2017. The DreamHack eSports Festival in Leipzig is held between the 13-15 January 2017. Some 1,500 players are expected to attend. Photo: Sebastian W
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Gamescom

www.gamescom-cologne.com

Arguably Europe’s biggest gaming event! It has been likened to EGX but with a more consumer-friendly twist. Gamescom is held in Cologne, Germany and draws in the crowds from all over the world.

Gamescom trade fair show
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gamescom trade fair
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Koln, Germany. August 7th, 2015. GERMANY, Cologne: People dressed in costumes pose at Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany, August 7, 2015. The five day annual video game trade fair gave gamers and journalists a sneak peek at upcoming titles from the biggest
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London film and comic convention

www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com

Bringing some of your favourite film and television stars to life. The London film and comic convention allows fans the chance to come face to face with their on-screen heroes.

London Film and Comic Con convention LFCC, London, UK
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London, UK. 17 July 2015. Fans, including this young boy dressed as Spider-Man, gather outside Olympia in Kensington for the opening day of London Film & Comic Con, a convention for lovers of film, television and comics. Many attendees will have the chanc
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London, UK. 29 May 2016. Actor Kunal Nayyar (Raj of The Big Bang Theory). Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Kunal Nayyar and Melissa Rauch (both of The Big Bang Theory) take part in a panel discussion entitled Lex vs Big Bang. Last day of the MCM London ComicCon a
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Remember to keep an eye on our Live News feed for all the up to date images from events like these, as well as live news coverage from across the world!

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