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Everquest Next Worldwide Debut at SOE Live

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Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that its annual community fan event, SOE Live, is officially sold out of advance passes, and the extremely limited number of tickets that have been reserved for walkups are expected to sell out quickly. Founded in 2000 and formerly known as Fan Faire, SOE Live has grown to become the destination of choice for MMO players around the world. Players that are not able to experience SOE Live in person will have the opportunity to virtually join in the fun by tuning into the action on Twitch TV.

“Between the addition of our PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe Online communities, and the crowds anticipating the debut of EverQuest Next, this will be an extraordinary SOE Live,” said Laura Naviaux, Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. “Our players are our extended family, so every year we look for new ways to make SOE Live one of their best weekends ever. The official reveal of EverQuest Next is a long time coming, and we absolutely cannot wait for August 2. We’re confident that it, along with the keynotes, pool party, panels, talent show and costume contest, will blow everyone away!”

The event, which will take place Aug. 1-4 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, will feature content from nearly the entire portfolio of SOE titles, including EverQuest, EverQuest II, DC Universe Online, Free Realms, PlanetSide 2, Dragon’s Prophet, as well as the much anticipated official worldwide debut of EverQuest Next. Developers will be hosting panel discussions on a variety of topics throughout the course of the weekend, and with more than 100 separate events scheduled, there promises to be endless entertainment. Highlights to mark on the calendar include:

– Debut of EverQuest Next on Aug. 2 at Noon PT

– Tournaments in five different games featuring a prize pool of over $35,000

– A silent auction for a chance to claim epic loot

– Special guest appearance by sand artist, Joe Castillo, from “America’s Got Talent”

– Annual 21+ “Pool Party,” Costume Contest and Talent Show

Fans that cannot make it to SOE Live this year do not have to miss out on all of the action. SOE will be livestreaming the event, including all keynotes and tournaments, through Twitch TV. Be sure to tune in for the news on your favorite titles! Abbreviated schedule below:

Thursday, Aug. 1:

7 p.m. PT: Welcome Reception/EQ & EQII Keynotes:

Friday, Aug. 2:

9:30 a.m. PT: Welcome to SOE Live Tournaments:

12 p.m. PT: Worldwide Debut of EverQuest Next:

4 p.m. PT: DC Universe Online Keynote:

6 p.m. PT: PlanetSide 2 Keynote:

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