ALBANY, N.Y. — Organizers of HV Gamer Con 2020 executed two weekends of virtual events after postponing the annual in-person event and expo in April due to COVID-19.
The festivities kicked off with virtual tournaments and live-streamed panel discussions. HV Gamer Con partner Gaming Insomniacs hosted Fortnite and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments drawing more than 375 participants.
In between competitions, the Albany Capital Center (ACC) hosted three virtual panel discussions that were broadcast on the live-stream of the public tournaments as well as the Albany Capital Center’s social media platforms.
EAC also hosted its National Championship tournaments virtually on Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18 where thousands of viewers watched the competition powered by LeagueSpot and streamed live on the ECAC Esports Twitch channels where 24 schools brought in 96 competitors to virtually compete.
HV Gamer Con 2021 plans to return to an in-person format at the Albany Capital Center on Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 11.