BANDAI NAMCO to Sponsor EU Cosplay Gathering
European Cosplay Gathering (ECG) will get a big boost from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, according to latest news, who confirmed today to be an official sponsor throughout 13 European events in France, Germany, UK, Portugal, Poland, Italy, Spain, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Romania and the Netherlands.
“We have been following the cosplay scene for a while now and this sponsorship is an opportunity to support the inspiration and the talent of the performers as well as the close friendship that exists in the cosplay community.” said Anthony Grabit, Head Community Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe.”Video games are a major inspiration for cosplayers so we feel it's only natural for us to contribute into developing this relationship.”
BANDAI will participate with €10,000 of cash prizes split between the 13 selections events and the Grand Finale and special bonus will be given to the winners wearing a cosplay from the following BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment licenses: TEKKEN™, SOULCALIBUR™, GOD EATER™, TALES OF™, ACE COMBAT™, KATAMARI™, PAC-MAN™ and DARK SOULS™.
“The European Cosplay Gathering is always going forward to promote cosplay and its values, thanks to strong supporters like Japan Expo, and this year again, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe.” said Benjamin Zafrany from SEFA Event, organizer of ECG. “The ECG & BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe tighten their bond further with this new debuting season by helping cosplayers financially to fulfill their dreams and achieve their projects for the Main Event as well as promoting strong and favored licenses from the popular video game publisher.”
Here are for your eyes photoshoot pictures from ECG Season 6 Finalists, hope you will enjoy it:
The 2nd selection round will be held from September 16th to 18th in Germany and for more info, please visit official ECG Website.