History of the fair
Poznań Game Arena is the largest gaming and multimedia entertainment fair in Poland and this part of Europe, organized for both the industry representatives and individual visitors.
Poznań Game Arena is the largest gaming and multimedia entertainment fair in Poland and this part of Europe, organized for both the industry representatives and individual visitors. PGA already has more than 10-year history that we have built together with over 370,000 Polish and foreign fans of gaming equipment, production and multimedia.
PGA history - from all kinds of games to a cybergaming paradise
In 2004, Poznań Game Arena came to light for the very first time, in a slightly different form than it is currently known. On the surface area of less than 3,500 m2, computer games mingled with traditional games. Today, we tearfully reminiscent about the old Dungeons & Dragons handbooks. The biggest highlight then was the FIFA 2004 tournament and the Counter Strike finals with unimaginable at that time financial prizes (PLN 12,000).
In 2005, PGA became officially divided into 3 thematic blocks:
- Digital Arena – a block dedicated to multimedia entertainment, computer games and modern technology
- Fantasy Arena – a place for fans of card, miniature and board games, RPGs, battle games, chess and bridge, as well as fiction in its broad sense
- Extreme Arena – later changed into a Paintball Arena block for the fans of ASG, paintball and paramilitary reconstructions
During the four years, the event has grown very quickly and it became apparent that the block of computer games and multimedia entertainment attracts the biggest crowds of people. For that reason, the plans for the reconstruction of the PGA fair were implemented, to conquer the hearts of all Polish game fans in a few years.
In 2009, Poznań Game Arena was held in Poznań for the last time in the form of an event divided into three independent thematic blocks. At that time, in October 2010, the PGA team organized the Warsaw ON/OFF exhibition of consumer electronics and video games, which allowed them to establish numerous fruitful business contacts and better explore the gaming market and players' needs. After two years of preparation, finally Poznań Game Arena was held in 2012, in the spectacular form as the Polish largest and most important fair dedicated to computer games. 35 thousand of satisfied visitors could not be mistaken – it was the right direction of development.
Poznań Game Arena means an extensive entertainment programme, game premieres, eSports tournaments, starts of Twitch and gaming YouTube, outstanding cosplayers, hundreds of attractions and – most importantly – many fantastic exhibitors with the best offer prepared especially for our visitors. It must be remembered that PGA is mostly a fair event, which is why we focus so much on the quality of exhibition. Among the portfolio of products in attractive prices, one can also find market premieres, unavailable in stores so far. Game sales, on the other hands, are an excellent opportunity to find cult titles for next to nothing. It is worth taking large backpacks with you!
Selected attractions – a must see! Dozens of celebrities, hundreds of cosplayers, thousands of prizes and tens of thousands zlotys to win in eSports tournaments. The three days of celebration for players mean three days gaming craze. See examples of what is waiting for you at Poznań Game Arena.