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EGames (video game developer)

eGames, Inc. is an American software publisher and developer for casual and traditional computer games based in Langhorne, PA.

EGames

eGames can refer to

  • eGames (eSports), an international eSports competition
  • eGames (video game developer), based in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, US

EGames (eSports)

eGames is an eSports (competitive video gaming) competition which has been compared as the Olympic equivalent for eSports. The first eGames showcase event took place during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the British House in Parque Lage, Jardim Botânico on 15–16 August. The games was Smite and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The eGames are not-for-profit and are administered by the newly founded International eGames Committee (IEGC) and supported by the government of the United Kingdom. The first full eGames will be held in Pyeongchang County, South Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympics and Tokyo, Japan in the 2020 Summer Olympics. It was first announced at the 2016 London Games Festival.

During non-eGames years National Qualifiers will be held in each country to determine each country's participants for their eTeam. Top finishers of the eGames will be rewarded gold, silver, and bronze medals, as there will be no prize money.

The competition encourages national teams to select both male and female participants for their teams, but the competitions themselves will be mixed. Participants in the eGames must be over 18 years old, despite most eSports events not having such an age limit in place.