PAX East 2020: Saturday, Feb. 29 Highlights
BOSTON – Feb. 29, 2020 – The weekend gets started, but PAX East 2020 keeps going as day three kicks off with major events. 101 Things You Didn’t Know About PlatinumGames features Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya discussing the studio’s past, present, and future, with exclusive The Wonderful 101: Remastered buttons (2:00pm, Albatross Theatre). Tabletop fans have a busy evening with the live improvised theatrical performance of Magic: The Gathering: The Show (7:00pm, Cuttlefish Theatre) and then Acquisitions Incorporated LIVE! featuring Mike Krahulik of Penny Arcade serving as Master of Dungeons once more (8:00pm, Main Theatre)
Other events of note today include:
- Penny Arcade – Make a Strip!(11:00am, Main Theatre)
- Creating NES Games in 2020(1:30pm, Condor Theatre)
- The Sound of Supergiant Games(3:30pm, Albatross Theatre)
- DicebreakerPresents: Let’s Choose Our Own Adventure! (6:30pm, Bobcat Theatre)
- Ace Watkins for Gamer President(8:00pm, Albatross Theatre)
The Omegathon continues with the final four teams from Friday competing in Fling to the Finish for Round 3 (4:30pm, Dragonfly Theatre), where the final two teams will be decided. The Speedrun Stage hosts Shovel Knight: King of Cards starting at 10:00am with more runs all day. The PAX Arena hosts the U.S. Army Esports PAX PRO-AM at 11:00am, where PAX attendees join the U.S. Army Esports team in a 60-player APEX Legends Pro-Am tournament, before the Almost Pro $10K Open Qualifier 3 happens at 2:00pm.
Other PAX East tournaments on Saturday include:
- Rocket League(Hoops, Casual) – 11:00am, PC Tourney
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate– 12:00pm, Console Tourney
- Luigi’s Mansion 3– 2:30pm, Handheld Tourney
- Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes– 6:00pm, PC Tourney
- Exploding Kittens– 9:30pm, Tabletop Tourney
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