The 13th edition of BGS (Brasil Game Show), the biggest video game event in Brazil, starts this Thursday (6) after a two-year postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The exhibition takes place from October 6 to 12 at the Expo Center Norte, north of Sao Paulo.
In 2019, the last in-person event, BGS drew approximately 326,000 people over five days, according to the organization. This year the event is for the first time seven days long.
PlayStation and Nintendo, two of the world’s largest gaming companies, will have booths in this edition. Xbox Brasil announced in August that it would not participate. Twitch and YouTube Gaming, the game’s live streaming platforms, will also have dedicated locations.
Unlike 2019, the 13th BGS has lesser-known industry figures. That year, the fair hosted Hidetaka Miyazaki, the creator of “Dark Souls,” and the trio of actors who play the main characters of “GTA V,” Steven Ogg, Sean Fontenot and Ned Luke.
This year, the guest list is full of influencers, streamers, YouTubers and esports athletes. However, the event also confirmed the presence of Takashi Izuka, director of Sonic Team, responsible for the Sonic games, and Takayuki Nakayama, director of the fighting franchise “Street Fighter”.
Those who purchased tickets for the 13th BGS in the 2020 or 2021 lots are guaranteed entry and entitled to certain benefits such as exclusive access to the event, discounts at partner stores and additional content.
In addition, the cost of new tickets for these customers remains the same as when purchased in previous years.
Ticket sales for the event are in batch 5 and start at R$99.50 (half ticket). The only day without tickets is Saturday (8).
Half-price tickets are available to people who donate 1 kg of non-perishable food, seniors over 60, people with disabilities, students and OuroCard users of Banco do Brasil, the sponsor of the event.
In 2021, the BGS was postponed to August, two months before the event. In 2020, the exhibition brought to life the two days of October, with influencers from the region, eSports championships and the presentation of cosplayers.
Brazil Game Show 2022
Whenever: Thursday (6) to Wednesday (12), 1pm to 9pm
where: Expo Center Norte
Address: Rua José Bernardo Pinto, 333 – Vila Guilherme, São Paulo-SP
How many: From R$99.50 (half price). Tickets are available on the event website.