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Voice Actors, Youtube Superstars and massive tournaments you shouldn’t miss at Middle East Games Con 2018

by | EDITOR’S CHOICE, Lifestyle

Oct. 15, 18 | 1:47 pm

It’s no secret that Filipinos of all ages love online gaming – with the country’s high speed internet revving up long gaming nights especially during the weekends. And with Middle East Games Con 2018 on the horizon, the event gives gaming fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the faces behind the voices of their favorite characters, their Youtube gaming idols, and get to participate in one of their onsite massive tournaments! Here are the people and events you shouldn’t miss:

Lucie Pohl (Mercy in Overwatch)

Lucie Pohl, best known for playing Mercy in wildly popular Overwatch franchise. Lucie Pohl is a German-American television and film actress who is also the voice of Mercy from Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch and Rixxa Fluxflame from World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, as well as other various voices on Hearthstone. Her extensive list of on-screen credits includes appearances on Red Dwarf XI, Showtime’s Homeland and Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Doug Cockle (Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher)

Doug Cockle is an American actor and director living in the United Kingdom. For over 20 years he has worked in theatre, film, television, radio and has worked extensively in the video games industry and is primarily known for his work as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher video game series as well as Horizon Zero Dawn and Division. Doug has been the voice of Geralt since the series began in 2007 and has been nominated for several awards for his work with this character.

Miniminter

Miniminter started his life as a regular feature in KSI’s sketches before he eventually created his own channel, quickly becoming one of the most viewed FIFA YouTubers on the platform with over 7 million subscribers in Youtube. Known for his football skills both on and off the pitch, Simon’s channel became synonymous with football and FIFA challenges. Nowadays his primary focus is on vlogging – documenting the everyday antics of himself, his friends and the adventures they go on.

Syndicate

Syndicate has sky-rocketed to success with over 12-Million subscribers and over 2.5-Billion views on YouTube. His Twitter fans number over 2.3-Million; Facebook fans over 1.4-Million; and his Instagram fans over 1.6-Million. The internet megastar has worked consistently with Warner Bros., Microsoft, Blizzard, Geico, NVIDIA and many more international brands. He co-created and starred in the hit mobile game Zombie Killer Squad (ZKS), which reached over 1-Million downloads in just 9 days.

Massive Gaming Tournaments and New Games to Try

DELL Gaming have confirmed a massive Fortnite Challenge to take place at Middle East Games Con, totalling over AED10,000 in prizes and 5000 VBucks, the games digital currency used to purchase the latest skins, emotes and Battlepass.

The wildly successful Red Bull Player One competition comes back for the third time in pursuit of UAE’s most skilled League Of Legends (LoL) Solo Player.

Sennheiser will be holding their Rocket League Tournament to hail the UAE’s most skilled players as they do drifts and football skills on the field in one of the most revolutionary online titles in gaming. The Rocket League Champion title will be up for grabs at Games Con.

AOC and Gamers Hub Middle East will also be hosting the AOC Fight Challenge which will bring out the best players in the UAE’s Fighting Game Community on games such as Dragonball Fighter Z, Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Injustice 2 and Super Smash Bros.
The event will also see an onsite free play of Soul Calibur VI, Bandai Namco’s Jump Force, and more games to be announced!

Middle East Games Con 2018 will also be hosting ‘Anifest’ – a space dedicate to Japanese anime, culture, and more with their own unique line up of entertainment acts and guest stars. Attendees will also enjoy other activities such as Cosplay Catwalk, Gaming Workshops, Indie Developer Showcase, University Gaming Courses Showcase, Game Design Gallery, product launches, limited edition and exclusive gaming accessories, and an action-packed ZOOM Entertainment Stage.

Admission tickets start from 115.50AED and are on sale from Platinumlist.net, UAE Exchange and 7eleven stores across the UAE. Tickets and more details are available at www.me-gamescon.com.

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Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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