What you need to know
- PAX West and PAX Australia 2020 have been canceled.
- PAX Online will serve as a replacement for both, spanning nine days.
- PAX Online aims to over a 24/7 stream of content, events, and gameplay.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on the world, the folks behind PAX have announced that both PAX West and PAX Australia have been canceled, and in its place will be a new event called PAX Online. The digital convention will run from September 12-20, and aims to deliver a stream of new content, events, and gameplay to fans who tune in.
In an announcement made Tuesday, the company stated that while it was optimistic earlier this year that PAX West could still happen, it became clear that wasn't the case. With that in mind, and with PAX Australia also being canceled, PAX Online will allow fans of gaming, esports, and more to still come together and make friends while still experiencing the feel of a convention.
In April, we were still hoping to bring you PAX West this year. But health and safety are paramount, and as we worked on solutions, it became clear that if we really wanted to welcome everybody home, we'd have to take PAX Online. Read the full post here: https://t.co/tMoLP5ndfA pic.twitter.com/7VVJYzn4aaIn April, we were still hoping to bring you PAX West this year. But health and safety are paramount, and as we worked on solutions, it became clear that if we really wanted to welcome everybody home, we'd have to take PAX Online. Read the full post here: https://t.co/tMoLP5ndfA pic.twitter.com/7VVJYzn4aa— PAX (@pax) June 16, 2020June 16, 2020
"PAX Online is the result of the convention-organizing supergroup made up of the people responsible for PAX West, PAX Australia, as well as our new friends at EGX to create our new PAX Online and deliver a steady 24/7 stream of content, events, discussions, and gameplay." the company said.
According to the announcement, there will be three different streams running throughout the event, each with "literally nonstop content" running across the nine days. There will also be esports tournaments taking place for the event, as well as the ability for fans to pick up some PAX Online-themed merch should they choose to. More information is likely to come as we get closer to the event, but in the meantime, you can sign up for more information on PAX Online's website.
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