• Paul Fingleton

Gaming Legends, YouTube Stars, Musical Treats and Extra Time as Gamers to descend on PX2017 this wee

There are just under five days to go until the National Convention Centre in Dublin is transformed into a haven for Gamers of all kinds. Billed as "Ireland's Ultimate Gaming Event", PlayersXpo 2017 will take over the iconic venue on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October to host thousands of gamers.

As the final countdown continues, the organisers have announced that there will be extended hours for each of the sessions (now 9.00am – 3.00pm and 4.00pm – 10.00pm) on both days.

Along with a strong line-up of International acts and gaming industry legends, homegrown talent with AllCast Irish Gamers, Anti-Tinkerbell (Tink) and Retro Gamer Ireland are joining the bill, PX2017 is also proud to be hosting the official first play of Mindframe Arena, the all-new flagship game from Dublin based Irish game and app development company Fierce Fun.


“From the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland to the 501st Legion, there really is something for everyone at PlayersXpo so we’re thrilled to be extending the sessions to give fans more time to enjoy it all! This is Ireland’s Ultimate Gaming event, so naturally it’s all about the very best games and the very latest technology, with visitors also given the opportunity to take on John Romero in a Deathmatch battle of doom, meet and greet YouTube royalty, enjoy live orchestral performances of retro game tune classics from the 80’s and even get helpful hints and tips on how to play safe online - all under one roof!”

- Michael Finucane Creative Director of PlayersXpo


Making their first ever Irish appearance, YouTube stars Slogoman, Jelly and Sanna will be joined by the godfather of gaming, John Romero, one of the main creators behind ground breaking titles like Doom and Quake. Ireland’s own award-winning composer and conductor Eimear Noone and a host of special guests will take to the PX2017 main stage, where the audience will enjoy a series of interactive panel discussions, open Q&A sessions and roof-raising musical performances.

Featuring all the hottest games and franchise favourites like FIFA 18, Rocket Leagues, Overwatch, Mario and Minecraft, visitors will also have the chance to experience the ultimate in virtual and augmented reality, as they unleash their inner Jedi with an exclusive look at Disney and Lenovo’s "Star Wars: Jedi Challenges" or paint like Picasso in the 3D world of Google’s incredible Tilt Brush.


A limited number of tickets are still available and fans are being encouraged to book their tickets in advance on the PlayersXpo site to avoid disappointment, before they plan and play their way through this exciting expo, with the chance to bag some cool swag, win some really great prizes, and even take part in some wacky cosplay competitions along the way!