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Cosplay at BIG Fest 2018

With BIG Fest coming up in a matter of days, the cosplay contest details are a bit overdue. To keep things simple, here is the information you’ll need.

When and where

Noon on Saturday the 6th.
2pm on Sunday the 7th.
5-15 age bracket goes first, followed by the 16 and older contestants.

Masquerade takes place on the ground floor in the console stage room.

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Esports Scotland Announce Partnership With Currys PC World

Esports Scotland are excited to announce a new partnership with Currys PC World. As part of the partnership, Currys PC World will be sponsoring the upcoming BIG Fest 2018 event in Edinburgh.

Currys PC World is one of the biggest retailers of computers and electronic goods in Europe, we are confident that this partnership will enable us to provide bigger and better events for the esports community in Scotland. . . . .  . . . read more

The Power of Video Games

User submitted article.

Competitive video games are becoming more popular than ever. Whether it’s a battle royale, a first person shooter or a fighting game, the chances are you are competing, either against friends or strangers online. With multiplayer becoming even more of a focus to game developers lately we are seeing huge Esports tournaments taking place around the world, culminating in finals for cash prizes (with the largest amount for a prize pool being $25,532,177 for Dota 2) or land winners medals, trophies and other goodies. Naturally, more and more countries are starting up their own Esports organisations and Scotland is no exception. This article will look at what that will potentially mean for the gaming community of Scotland and beyond. . . . .  . . . read more

Overwatch World Cup 2018: Team UK Will Play Their First Game On Friday

Sunday marked the end of the Bangkok Qualifier with China and Australia placing in the top 2 teams for the Qualifier. Friday will be the first day of the Paris Qualifiers and will be the debut of Team UK in this years Overwatch World Cup. Lead by YouTuber ‘Stylosa‘, coached by ‘Hayes‘ and followed up with Twitch streamer ‘ChipSa‘ in the role of Community Lead, they’ll be up against 5 other European countries in a bid to make it to the finals held at BlizzCon this year starting on the 2nd of November through to the 3rd at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. . . . .  . . . read more

Big Fest Viewer Games Tournaments Program

Hope your thumbs are ready for some action. The program of the Viewer Games Tournaments for the Big Fest 2018 is finally out, and it’s gonna be FIRE.

We’ve got everything sorted out for you. So gather your pals, subscribe to your favourite game, and show Scotland your mad skills.

Important note: The “Console Stage” is downstairs and has disabled access. The “PC Stage” is upstairs and does not have disabled access. An unfortunate limit of the venue and we profusely apologise if this affects you. . . . .  . . . read more

EvE Online Continues Being Awesome

Chances are that you’ve heard of EvE Online. Whether it’s a comment someone made about it being a “spreadsheet simulator” or an article about it on a major news site talking about the game setting records. Regardless, EvE online is arguably the most successful MMORPG ever to be released. The game is now over 15 years old and has shown no signs of slowing down with the developers, CCP, starting to release 2 major updates each year with the most recent being the Into The Abyss expansion. Introducing new ships, new skills, new weapons and new activities. Since then we’ve had new skins, remodels of ships, faction citadels etc etc. . . . .  . . . read more

The Great Big Fortnite Night

Currys PC World gave us the chance to have their store open for longer on Saturday so we could play Fortnite on their computers.

On Saturday the 29th of July, we got to hold our first in-person community night in the Fort Kinnaird Currys PC World. About 60 people turned up just for a round of Fortnite on stream and considering we only got the confirmation that it was going ahead a mere 3 days ahead of schedule, I think the turnout was pretty darn good. . . . .  . . . read more

Bethesdas Knockout E3 Presentation

I personally can’t say I’ve checked out an E3 stream before and found myself in the crowd watching a terrifying rock band on stage playing music with a video game played on a screen above them. Perhaps it’s been done before but I can’t imagine on this calibre. Bethesda announced Rage 2 earlier this year and decided to bring along Andrew W.K. to play Ready to Die to capture the feeling of Rage 2. With a gameplay showcase to back up the music, I can definitely see why Andrew W.K. was chosen to provide the soundtrack. Explosive carnage with solid, beefy gunplay we can recognise stemming from the recent Doom (2016) game and abilities seamlessly merged in between the gunshots and blood-splatters of raiders. Rage 2 is definitely on my watchlist this year. . . . .  . . . read more