E3 2018 and the FIFA World Cup take place in very close proximity to each other this year, and because of that, the Austrian-based company THQ Nordic are snubbing the Los Angeles show floor for the beer gardens of Vienna this time around as they watch the World Cup in Russia from a safe distance. 

Because of that, we'll get our next look at the likes of BioMutant, Darksiders III, and Fade to Silence later in the year at Gamescom. 

Austria haven't actually made it to this year's World Cup, finishing fourth in their qualifying group, but the country has a whole host of nations around them they could choose to support instead. Maybe even England – we'll need it.

Do you support THQ Nordic in ignoring E3 this year for the probably final episode of the Messi vs Ronaldo showcase? Let us know in the comments below.