HyperX Esports Lounge Powered By Shacknews Kicks Off Impressive 2020 Lineup

Liana Ruppert,

January 23, 2020 2:31 AM

More esports, more gaming, all powered by Shacknews and HyperX.

Comics juggernaut Wizard Entertainment has partnered their Wizard World events with Shacknews, HyperX and Microsoft to bring the Esports Lounge to more events in 2020.

If you enjoyed watching the HyperX Esports Lounge powered by Shacknews at San Diego Comic-Con last year, we have some good news for you! Wizard World is preparing events across the US in Portland, Denver, Cleveland, St. Louis, Chicago and more will now feature the HyperX Esports Lounge, bringing a slice of competitive action to pop culture conventions. HyperX will be dishing out more prizes, with tournaments hosted on PCs and consoles provided by Microsoft.

There will be cash prizes, a chance to play some of the hottest titles in today's gaming as well as competitive tournaments, interviews, and so much more. The Esports Lounges will have something to offer every type of gamer and will offer a fun and interactive environment for both Esports fans and casual gamers alike. 

“Shacknews is celebrating our 24th year of providing players with top-notch esports, gaming, and technology content," says Shacknews CEO Asif Khan when talking about the 2020 lineup and the upcoming Wizard World Portland showcase, Shack's second event this year. "We are happy to join HyperX to help showcase our love of video games with their attendees.”

Given that Shacknews' Esports Lounge at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 saw over 4,500 gamers visiting the lounge on a daily basis for a chance to game, hangout, and win some sick prizes, it's no surprise that even more lounges would be on the way. Con-goers can expect to get their hands on competitive games like SoulCalibur VI, Apex Legends, Fortnite, Mortal Kombat 11, Tekken 7, and more on some of today's hottest tech thanks to Alienware, Microsoft, and HyperX.

“We are excited to be bringing the HyperX Esports Lounge powered by Shacknews to gamers across the country, working with some of the largest and most unique shows and live entertainment environments,” said Daniel Kelley, Director of HyperX Corporate Marketing. “Our range of gaming products help all types of gamers enjoy gaming and we’re excited to partner with Shacknews and Microsoft for this Wizard World event. We appreciate working with a well-established part of the gaming community in Shacknews as they bring their content and gaming expertise to these events.”

Want to get your Esports Lounge on? Some of the locations that will be included in this partnership are: 

  • Portland 
  • Denver
  • Cleveland
  • St. Louis
  • Chicago
  • And many more

"The Esports Lounge at Wizard World is a great opportunity to provide attendees with a true esports experience," says Bryan Dawson, the Head of Esports at Greenlit Content. With both competitive and casual gaming environments, including hourly tournaments with prizes, there's plenty of fun to be had for everyone."

The full list of announcements for the exciting Esports extravaganza courtesy of Shacknews, HyperX, and Microsoft has yet to be revealed, but the 2020 Portland Wizard World convention kicks off this weekend from January 24-26 at the Oregon Convention Center. You can learn even more at the official Wizard World website right here. 


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