PAX West goes online

Now that almost all of the physical gaming-related events for the year have been canceled, the organizers of PAX West have finally succumbed to the pressure. The company announced that they’re moving their annual convention, PAX West, along with PAX Australia, online.

Originally scheduled for September 4-7 and October 9-11 in Seattle and Melbourne, PAX West and PAX Aus will now take place in a combined online event on September 12-20. Dubbed PAX Online, the event will be bringing non-stop gaming content for 24 hours a day for nine days. The event will include game reveals, hands-on demos, esports tournaments, an indie showcase, and of course, panel discussions.

“PAX has always been a community first, from the attendees, panelists, exhibitors, to the incredible Enforcers who keep PAX going all year,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of PAX, in a statement. “PAX Online brings that shared experience home, along with game reveals, exclusive hands-on experiences, the chance to hear from and speak with your favorite game developers, plus so much more. Even if we can’t all meet in Seattle or Melbourne this year, we look forward to reconnecting with our friends and welcoming everyone to our new home, PAX Online. Technically, you're already there.”

While the platforms for where PAX Online will take place are still being decided, we’re sure Twitch and YouTube might be some of them, but keep an eye on the official site here for all the latest updates.