PAX West, PAX Australia, and EGX have been cancelled as physical events this year, but the organizers behind them are pooling their energy to replace them with a nine-day online event that’ll run 24-hours-a-day for the whole duration. They’re calling it PAX Online, and it’ll run September 12 through 20. It’ll be free, too.

But what is PAX if not a physical gaming convention where throngs of people visit booths, trade pins, and play board games? It’s these things:

  • “Digital adaptations of the panels, concerts, and competitions” that make up a typical PAX, livestreaming non-stop for the duration of the event. Also esports.
  • Downloadable game demos.
  • An online merch store.
  • “Custom chat rooms, tournament-aggregation systems, and the means to find groups to game with all week long.”

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