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In what should be a surprise to literally nobody, the event organizers for PAX West and PAX Australia have decided to cancel their in-person events for 2020. We're still involved in that little ol' Covid-19 pandemic thing, maybe you've heard of it? Chances are you've heard of it and have either taken all necessary precautions to stay safe, or you're American. Either way, it's bad news bears for a lot of people still and having a convention or expo just isn't a smart move.

This is why both PAX West and PAX Australia will be scrapped. In its place will be PAX Online. The event will be streamed to the world, for free, from September 12 through 20. That is nine days of PAX content that will be streamed to you for absolutely zero dollars spent.

PAX events are usually full of game-focused events, reveals, demos, panels, tournaments, and more. PAX Online will have all of that and more just from the comfort of your computer or other online connected device. The PAX Online site has a handful of answers to some of your most burning questions concerning the event. Here are a few of the big ones.

They don’t! PAX Online will be free and open to the public. If you can access the internet, you can go to PAX Online.

Going “online” generally means the addition of Streamed Content, and boy have we got that covered. Three channels’ worth, to be exact, with literally nonstop content running non-stop each and every day In addition to digital adaptations of the panels, concerts, and competitions that pack our theatres at a traditional PAX, we’ve got some new and exciting stuff as well as a few surprises planned, thanks to both our friends in Australia as well as our EGX friends in London bring you even more special content.

Yes, content means Esports too! We’re hammering out a lot of the details that we can’t wait to announce, but for now we can say that PAX Online will be “hosting” “some” “tournaments” “throughout” the week.

Sending the expo hall to the Grid has been quite the tall order, but we’re reticulating splines, and uh, building data trees, on a project that will let you download and demo games from the comfort of your home! We want to replicate the thrill of the Expo hall as much as possible.

Thought about this one a lot, and it turns out, we can just sell merch…on the internet. But seriously, if you were looking forward to kitting yourself out in PAX University gear for either West or Aus, we’re planning to have both shows’ collections available online all summer long in addition to a brand-new collection of exclusive PAX Online goodies. Some Early PAX West goodies are available for pre-sale right now and PAX Aus items will be available in the next few days!

Details on how and where you can watch all of the content will be revealed in the coming weeks. They're also accepting submissions for panels and are looking for Indie devs for their Indie Showcase, along with searching for PAX exhibitors.