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The event organizers of PAX announced that PAX West 2021 will return this Summer as an in-person event. PAX West is currently scheduled to take place from September 3 through September 6 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Badges are set to go on sale in the next two weeks.

This marks the first in-person event for PAX since PAX East 2020. It's also the first in-person PAX event to take place after a string of six consecutive in-person shows due to COVID-19.

ReedPop and Penny Arcade say that they are working closely (but not too closely) with venue officials, local governments, and health authorities to determine event capacity. It should be noted that while a final total hasn't been announced yet, this event will have a reduced capacity to ensure a safe environment. Special health and safety guidelines will be revealed in the leadup to PAX West 2021.

We don't have too much else to share with you today about PAX West 2021. The only thing we have is some information about some esports events for the upcoming PAX Online East 2021, taking place from July 15 through July 18.

PAX Arena partners with Metro Esports for a VALORANT amateur open tournament with a diverse competitor lineup and $10,000 prize pool. Quarter- and semi-finals take place Thursday, July 15 at 12:00pm EDT with the finals set for Saturday, July 17 at 12:00pm EDT. Metro Esports will scout participants to create America’s first multicultural, mixed-gender pro VALORANT team called The Metro Squad, and select players to compete in-person at the PAX Arena at PAX West. "I am beyond excited to partner with ReedPop and engage a broad and diverse community of gaming enthusiasts," said Shaon Berry, Founder and CEO, Metro Esports.

iRacing brings North American and European qualifiers to PAX Arena on Friday, July 16 with a $5,000 NA prize pool provided by iRacing and a £5,000 European prize pool provided by EGX. On Sunday, July 18 at Noon EDT, Beasley Esports, Owners of the Houston Outlaws, bring their Search for the next Rocket League Team to PAX Arena, with the top eight teams advancing to the finale on August 21-22, where one lucky team will be signed to a one-year long contract to compete in the Rocket League Championship Series under an all-new professional team. PAX Online East also features the return of the digital Omegathon, pitting four attendees in a multi-round competition of secret titles, with a grand finale closing out the competition.