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Xbox Arena Festival Recap by DIPDIP0TAT0CH1P

A quick note from Taxel

Hey Xbox Ambassadors! Our very own DIPDIP0TAT0CH1P attended the Xbox Arena Festival in Athens, Greece recently and had a blast. He put together an awesome blog that we wanted to share with the community, so here you go. Everything below this is his content, not mine. Enjoy! – Taxel

Xbox Arena Festival – Athens, Greece

Its 9am on Saturday morning, the doors don’t open for another hour and people are starting to queue up.

This is the fourth year in a row that this event has taken place, and it gets better every year.

I make my way inside to see if I can get some photos of the event before the lights are dimmed and the place will fills up, and here I would like to say a huge thank you to Mary from Microsoft, that went above and beyond to make sure I was able to do this.

I am pretty excited to see all the Xbox’s around as it’s not often I have the chance to go to an Xbox event, especially in Greece.

Once inside you can see all the areas set out, the place is going to be packed from 10am till midnight, with tournaments of for Forza Horizon 4, Gears of War 4, NBA 2K19, PES 2019, Mortal Kombat 11, FIFA 19, and Tekken 7 on Xbox One S & Xbox One X consoles, and a few other tournaments for Fortnite, PUBG, COD4 and League of Legends, this isn’t just a Xbox Festival, this is a gaming Festival.

A view of the inside of the venue, with a tournament setup on the left

A view of the showfloor with big promotions for various Xbox games

A view of a racing gaming setup with seats and steering wheels included

Plenty of Xbox’s for the tournaments to be played on and several hours into the event and the place is heaving with people.  The team here did an awesome job of keeping the tournaments all running smoothly, as the number of people coming in to compete was getting bigger and bigger.

The same view of the showfloor from earlier, but very crowdedA view of the stage displaying the Xbox Arena Festival logo on the main screenBy late afternoon most of the tournaments have been completed, the winners taking away some awesome prizes.  And some of the finals being shown on the main stage, along with interviews, Q&A’s with Microsoft Greece, Celebrities from the TV and the Online community.

A view of the stage with the main screen showing NBA2K19 gameplayOverall the event was great fun to participate in, spending hours walking around, watching the winners and losers of the tournaments making friends and having a great time no matter the outcome.

On a side note, my son came 5th in the Fortnite Tournament and he got to meet some Professional Greek Fortnite players, so was a great day out for everyone.

Here’s to a great event, and I am looking forward to next year, hopefully it’s going to get even bigger and better than this year, and hopefully will be able to sort out a meetup for any other fellow Xbox Ambassadors.

— DipDip

A sly potato looking cool with sunglasses on

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