SWISSGAMES is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

HEROFEST expo in Bern

(c) HeroFest BERNEXPO


12-14 October 2018

From 12 to 14 October 2018, around 20,000 visitors are expected at BERNEXPO at the premiere of the most important Swiss eSports, gaming and cosplayer festival of the future. HEROFEST will host the latest game releases, current trends from virtual and augmented reality, a large eSports stage with a continuous programme, cosplay competitions, a medieval market, workshops and much more. Furthermore, The SwitzerLAN must not be missed at the HEROFEST. “With 2048 participants, we are celebrating the largest LAN party in Swiss history and are currently the largest platform of its kind in the German-speaking world,” says Cédric Schlosser, founder and CEO of MYI Entertainment.

HEROFEST can count on the support of partners such as MYI, the Swiss Made Games League and sponsors such as Red Bull, UPC, Init7 and Cisco. SwissGames will be present with a dedicated area, presenting different games developed in Switzerland, that the visitors can test, talk to the developers and give them directly valuable feedback.

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