It's been 2 weeks since TGX Melbourne opened its doors to the gaming community on March 11th and 12th. From new to old gamers alike, to cosplayers and influencers, TGX had quite the turn out. Albeit, much smaller than PAX (which was expected) but nonetheless, still a great time! I flew in from Adelaide to check out TGX 2023, and on my journey I met lots of great people, played a few games, and appreciated those who dressed up as their favourite character. Here's a bit of what and who was there;
Featuring an array of awesome (and talented) people cosplaying as their favourite characters. Nothing but quality, and a great vibe all around. The winner of the Cosplay Cup competition was Vamprea, playing Kree from Genshin Impact. Well done to all those who took the time to craft a costume (everyone looked great)
From gaming hardware, clothing and indie developers, there was a mix of things for every type of player.
Fighting Games - Bringing people together
The Fighting Game Community is all about coming together, and developing your skills. Whether you're new or a veteran in this genre of gaming, it's never too late to upgrade your skills, or just joining in for fun. In collaboration with CouchWarriors, there were two major stages and multiple tournaments including;
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Street Fighter V
Guilty Gear Strive
Dragon Ball FighterZ + more!
Special guest Korean Tekken Pro Rest was also there, so that was also cool.
Free Play- from Xbox Series X and PC, to retro consoles
TCG, Table Top + Board Games
In collaboration with Good Games, Let's Play Games, and Tabletop gaming communities, included at the event featured
Magic The Gathering
Indie board games
Plus a massive Board Game library to keep players entertained for hours
Fundraising at the Speedrunning Stage
The AusSpeedruns team put on an awesome show, inspiring new ways to play a game. Sometimes funny, but in most cases, it can be quite an extraordinary task that requires perfect timing. Overall, the team raised over $2200 for Game On Cancer - Well done!
Apex Legends Creator Showdown
With 60 Twitch and YouTube content creators, they battled in Apex Legends for charity, raising awareness about the Cancer Council. Alongside this, it was for fun and the banter, of course. It also marked the first ever live Apex Legends tournament here in Australia, which generated great interest.
The Just Dance Stage
People got on their dancing shoes. Some in costume, some just happy they can watch their fellow gaming community have a great time. Nothing but good vibes on this stage.
The Prize Wheel
Upon entering TGX, every attendee was given a card to get stamped off. You had to do at least 5 activities in different areas of the event, from finding the famous Konami code to dancing it out at the Just Dance stage. Then, getting them stamped off to spin to win goodies! (Yours truly won a sennheiser headset)
JackoGFreak was also there vlogging which you can check out here
Here's an overall wrap up video of what went on for the two days!
You can also check out the entire show highlights here
Overall a pretty fun weekend, and no doubt the team next year will be looking to make this event a bit bigger. Thank you, and great effort to the entire team who organised this. Looking forward to the next one!