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Top Cosplays at Gamescon 2017

Back from the biggest gaming event in the Middle East that offered exquisite interactive experiences, Hasan al Lawati throws down a cosplay challenge.

Abu Dhabi hosted Gamescon 2017, billed as the ‘Gamers Disney Land”. The ultimate gaming festival hosted YouTube sensations Vikkstar, Zerkaa, Ali A, one of the most popular YouTubers of all time with over 13.2 billion views; and Clare Siobhan who has nearly 1 million followers.

Voice-over actors Chloe Hollings of Widowmaker fame, Brina Palencia (Mad Moxxi), and DC Douglas (Albert Wesker of Resident Evil) were also among the top draws, along with teams from Nasr and Yalla eSports.

Emirati mobile game developers and manga artists also had busy booths.

Fans got the opportunity to compete in the DOTA finals and FIFA 18 tournament.

The highlight of the three-day event was the cosplay competition that attracted hundreds of fans, leaving the other booths nearly empty for two hours.

Here we share pictures of some of the coolest cosplayers. Can you guess the characters?