EGLX has partnered with ESL to create a state-of-the-art Hearthstone tavern. The exhibit will be up all weekend, as some of the best Hearthstone players in the world battle over the $10,000 USD prize pool. This unique tavern will be reminiscent of ESL’s own display at Blizzcon 2015, but represents a clear step up in production quality. This is not a company that rests on its laurels.
By Gamers, For Gamers. Game Without Pain has the solutions gamers need to deal with the mental and physical stress that come with the lifestyle. Their products and services are for those who aspire to be cyber athletes, or simply want to take their performance to the next level through proven techniques. Don’t let your body fail when you need it the most.
WorldGaming acts as a social gaming community for competitive gamers to interact with one another and with brands, targeting the gamer demographic. Launched in 2006, it is the premier destination for competitive and passionate gamers, with over 8,000,000 matched played and over $40,000,000 in cash prizes paid to gamers. Owned and operated by Cineplex Entertainment, WorldGaming is an online service that facilitates tournaments, leagues and ladders for all platforms. More information is available at WorldGaming.com.
As a world leading gaming brand, MSI keeps raising the bar in design and innovation of its GAMING Series products and has been a long-term sponsor of global eSports teams. MSI has dedicated countless hours and resources to the eSports community, both to support the world’s most passionate and skillful gamers and to use their knowledge to help create future MSI products.
A & C Games started out as a convenience store. One day, the brothers Chang and Gar put up a sign that stated “we’re buying video games,” and the rest is history. Their downtown store boasts the biggest selection of new and old video games in Toronto. There’s also an open play space for both video and card games, with frequent competitive tournaments.
ESChamp is Canada’s passionate producer and broadcaster of eSports events (and an organizational partner for EGLX). They stream regularly on Twitch.tv/ESChamp. ESChamp also hosts events right here in Toronto – the next one is Kings of the North, a $3000 StarCraft 2 tournament on March 18-20. Warning: May contain awesome content. Fan discretion is advised.
G2A is a global digital gaming marketplace. As well as being a major sponsor of EGLX as a whole, G2A is also the creator of G2ALand, an Oculus Rift-powered, virtual reality visit to an amusement park. Details can be found here.
For over 22 years, triOS’ mission has been to help students become job-ready graduates. It is a diploma-granting college focused on providing the practical, hands-on training needed to succeed in any chosen field. triOS offers diplomas in Business, Technology, Healthcare, Law, and Supply Chain.
Teeturtle was founded in 2012 by designer RamyB to scratch your insatiable itch for cute, funny, popculture-y shirts. TeeTurtle shirts are their pride and joy, so they only use the softest shirts on the market. The ultra-comfy shirts are designed by both in-house artists and guest creators.
Plunder.gg is the most innovative and secure platform to trade your DOTA 2 skins into legitimate money. Find some of the rarest items and strike a bargain! You can even stack your items and sell them as a bundle. It’s the safest port for all sailors who simply wish to liquidate their loot without having to add shady accounts or deal with potential scammers.
Since 2009, John and Raena Merritt have worked together on all things Tentacle Kitty. John’s whimsical and fantastic worlds are awkwardly merged with Raena’s storytelling, and violently smashed with their combined “outside the box” humour, to create a universe full of fun, adventure, and, most importantly, tentacles.
The Toy Trove is located in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario. Owner Todd Graves came up with the idea when he realized lots of customers at his old store were requesting rare, video game-related toys and collectibles. The Toy Trove also sells board games, trading cards, models and more, and hosts weekly gaming community events.
Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is a premium healthcare centre offering Rehabilitation Services, Specialized Mental Health & Addictions, Complex Medical and Palliative Care, and Children and Youth Mental Health Services. HDGH has a unique, blended model of specialized inpatient and outpatient beds as well as community services.
UNIS is one of the largest Amusement Equipment manufacturers in Asia, with offices in Toronto, Hong Kong, and Dallas. Veterans of the industry with over 20 years of experience we design and manufacture redemption games, kiddy rides, prize machines, indoor/outdoor rides and arcade video games. Recently UNIS celebrated the opening of its new 130,000 sqm manufacturing facility. As of now UNIS has happy customers in over 60 countries.
Level Up Showcase is the first event of its kind in Canada, showcasing the work of talented student game designers and animators from colleges and universities across Ontario. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance for students to show off their creations to the world (and for us to play their games before they get famous).
Ontario Centres of Excellence drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals.
13AM Games is an upstart gaming studio operating out of Toronto. Their nine member team came from a variety of diverse backgrounds: creative advertising, civil engineering, film, writing, graphic design, programming–all to make video games that are as much fun to design as they are to play. Their office is very loud.
Alien Trap Games started as an online open source group of developers in 2002 with the production of the freeware game Nexuiz, then released the commercial title Capsized in 2011, and most recently developed the PC game Apotheon.
Silverstring Media is a new media design firm in Vancouver, BC providing services in digital place-making and storytelling. They make games, music, and fiction; consult with clients as writers and designers to improve their projects; and support the industry by publishing top-level artistic criticism and explorations.
XMG Studio Inc. is an award-winning developer of mobile games. Founded in late 2009, the company has released 18 mobile games in various genres targeting casual game players, of which 7 games have in excess of a million installs, and several have won Best App Ever industry awards for best in class.
At PixelNAUTS, everyone works around the clock to develop fun, unique and beautiful games. They make games the way they want them and settle for nothing less than amazing! PixelNAUTS also partners with like-minded developers and only take on projects they are passionate about, creating games they can be proud of.
Phantom Compass is an award-winning independent game studio based in Toronto and St. Catharines, Ontario. Best known for creating the “Rollers of the Realm” pinball RPG for PC, PS4 and PS Vita, Phantom Compass is hard at work on its latest title “Auto Age: Standoff,” a colorful car combat game in the style of 1980s action cartoons.
Auston and Diana are a couple of creative kids building fun things that deliver the feels. They are currently making CatDate for you. It’s a game where you play as a cat and go on dates with other cats. You should totally come to our booth and play it. We’ll hang out! It’ll be a blast!
Digital Extremes is a Canadian game developer best known for co-creating the Unreal franchise (which sold over 12 million units worldwide), but their current big project is Warframe. A third-person, co-op focused action game, Warframe challenges 1-4 players to release their inner ninja using unimaginably powerful ancient technology.
Pop Sandbox is an award-winning multimedia production and publishing company with a focus on visual storytelling across platforms with an experimental bend. They’re working on LOUD on Planet X, an arcade-style indie music game that plays like a cross between Guitar Hero and Plants vs. Zombies (featuring Tegan and Sara, Purity Ring, METZ, Metric, Lights, July Talk and more).
Red Asteroid Games Inc. was founded by Erik Walle in 2012 to pay lip service to the idea of a market economy while flagrantly pursuing independent game design objectives. With nobody concerned or insane enough to stand in his way, he and a few pals (variously compensated or not) continue to make good on this founding vision, at the rate of approximately two to three games every decade.
Established in the turbulent year of 2016, The Gloam Collective is the combined force of Taylor Bai-Woo (Frail Shells), Droqen (Starseed Pilgrim), Kelly Kwang (Space Cadets), and Damian Sommer (The Yawhg). They plan on forming a large robot that makes games one day. Maybe some art too. Hopefully it’s something experimental that nobody will like. It doesn’t matter though, because the robot will probably settle down and find a nice beachfront home one day. Look forward my friends. The future is bright.
Attila Branyiczky turned his game-making hobby into a profession with the 2012 release of his first game, Robo’s World: The Blulite Rocks. He was a completely self-taught game designer and having used Game Maker for so long, he began writing his own tutorials and extensions for it, which he then released for free.
Stitch Media is a digital production company specializing in multi-platform content and recognized for interactive storytelling using innovative technology, program enhancements and cutting-edge game design. They also work with traditional media like television, film, music, print and advertising agencies.
Founded in 2013, Queen Bee Games is an independent game studio based out of Prince Edward Island, Canada, with a focus on traditional animation and unique, memorable characters. They promise to deliver an original visual style and impeccably smooth gameplay in everything they produce.
Cinamoncune recently graduated from York/Sheridan Design, so she’s new to selling at conventions. A self-taught illustrator who specializes in cute, bright-coloured drawings and story-telling pieces in both traditional and digital mediums. When she is not drawing creatures or humans, she’ll be eating donuts or small snacks in her free time. She loves attending conventions, lurking in social media, eating, and playing games.
Aether & Bones is comprised of Toronto natives Kristi McConnell (Illustrator) and SJ Romm (Designer). Kristi attended OCAD University and works both in digital and traditional mediums, offering a variety of commissions on the spot during conventions. Together they specialize in comics, prints, and other unique items that celebrate gaming and nerd culture. Make sure to stop by their booth!