These are the big ones: the main gaming events of the year. MEGA, MIGS, and DreamHack.
Held in Montreal since 2017, MEGA
(Montreal Expo Gaming Arcade) is a must-see event in the city. There is an expo where you can meet developers and play their games, an arcade where you can play alone or with friends, an arena where you can watch eSports tournaments, and a spotlight zone where you can find the newest games.
Another not–to-be-missed event in Montreal is MIGS
(Montreal International Game Summit). It’s similar to MEGA in some ways but focuses more on learning and development. Here, you can listen to some of the best in the gaming industry during conference sessions or get more in-depth knowledge during masterclasses and one-on-one coaching sessions.
is a touring gaming festival that comes to Montreal once a year. And when it does, it makes a huge impact. You could be one of the thousands who compete in gaming competitions for hundreds of thousands worth of prizes, play in the 24-hour LAN party, or play various tabletop and video games. There’s also a cash prize cosplay competition, so bring all your gear.