asino and entertainment resort in the Coachella Valley Agua Caliente Casinos will be hosting video gaming expo Gameacon, presented by Black Dog Gaming at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, California.
It will take place on August 14-15, 2021, and it is open to the public, for all ages. Gameacon at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage will attract competitive gamers, video gamer enthusiasts, and all interested in the future of esports and technology.
The agenda includes Cosplay, VR, AR, a Magic the Gathering Tournament, a Smash Brothers Tournament, and special guests appearance, among others Veronica “Ash” Taylor from Pokemon.
There will be an exhibition floor in the Agua Caliente Ballroom, featuring artists, developers, merchandise, and technology.
Esports and gaming industries have experienced explosive growth in most recent years. An estimated 474 million fans worldwide watch esports, according to Statista, and is expected to grow nearly 22 % by 2024 to 577.2 million.
Brian Bork, Senior Director of Marketing, Agua Caliente Casinos stated in a press release: “Esports, with its millions of engaged enthusiastic players all over the world, represents the future of casino business. As leaders in utilizing cutting-edge technology to create gaming and entertainment experiences, we are happy to host Gameacon and bring together the best and brightest luminaries in the field, as well as offer the gaming community of all ages the opportunity to compete in tournaments, try the latest games and accessories, and have fun. Agua Caliente is always looking towards the future, and esports is the future now.”
Gameacon kicks off a day on August 14 for all public as well as industry and investors. The all-access ticketed agenda on Saturday, August 14, and Sunday, August 15 will have the exhibition areas open from 10 am-5 pm, breakout rooms for panel talks, influencer meet and greets, and streaming celebrities and tournaments running all day from 10A-10P both days.
Ari Fox of Gameacon added: “We are thrilled to be back at it for the Indie developer and the video gaming community at large. After a year and a half of isolation, there is nothing that beats in-person events. Gameacon should NOT be missed! We have Indie games that could be the next Rocket League, influencers, esports tournaments, and great personal and business relationships that come from attending our events year-round. If you want to learn, prosper, and play in the video gaming industry, Gameacon is the way!”
"Gameacon is the only conference of its kind that combines the business-to-business networking and educational opportunities of the GDC with the entertainment and public feedback aspects of Magfest or Pax. Their mission is to promote artists in game creation by providing a space for them to showcase their work, the opportunity to reach an audience who craves to see it, and a forum to learn from each other," highlighted the company.