Cospendium 2020 is an all-ages family project that aspires to become the best cosplay and esports convention in Australia. Running for an entire weekend at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Cospendium will launch on Saturday July 4, 2020. Not only will the convention be headlined by special guests William Shatner and Mel Gibson, Cospendium has partnered with CouchWarriors to host esports tournaments across a number of games over the weekend with a grand prize pool of $4,000+.
CouchWarriors, a not-for-profit organisation, are experts in gaming tournaments and esports events, hosting Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), one of Australia’s largest open entry esports tournaments at the end of May. Entry to the Cospendium esports tournaments is open to all ticket holders, and players can pre-register online or sign up on the day if places are still available. Attendees will go head to head in games including Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Tekken 7, DragonBall FighterZ and Street Fighter V in the CouchWarriors Gaming Zone.
“Bringing our inclusive gaming events to more people, from casual games to top tournament play, is a joy,” said Daniel Chlebowczyk, Strategic Director at CouchWarriors. “With Cospendium, we have a rare opportunity to broaden the pop culture gaming experience. The CouchWarriors Gaming Zone will be amazing for new fans and old, whether learning to play, showing your skills or checking out cool new games.”
“We’re honoured to team up with one of the country’s finest esports and gaming institutions for these tournaments,” said Philip Rainford, director of Cospendium. “CouchWarriors’ expertise will ensure that the Gaming Zone tournaments are smooth and satisfying experiences for game lovers of all ages. There’ll also be great food on offer and plenty of gaming and pop-culture entertainment for everyone while waiting for their matches.”
Major tournaments will be live-streamed, so gamers all over the world can catch the action from wherever they are! In addition to the CouchWarriors Gaming Zone, Cospendium 2020 will feature Hollywood celebrity meet ‘n greets, artist & cosplay stalls, cosplay competitions, prize giveaways, and plenty more! The weekend will close with a huge Viking-themed dinner.
For more information about Cospendium and to purchase tickets, visit www.cospendium.com.au
Written by: @ChrisJInglis