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And here you thought the TwitchCon 2015 information train was over. Well it ain’t over!
Here’s the latest on some of the awesome spectacle you can expect to see in person and online:
- Battle of the CEOs. Twitch’s Shear vs Blizzard’s Morhaime. Two men enter, one man leaves. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. You get the point. An event like this is so Rare, you could say it’s Legendary. Plus, you can’t have a match this Epic without commentators and coaches, so be prepared for special guests.
- VGCW (Video Game Championship Wrestling): VGCW is preparing a special customized character wrestling match, so expect some familiar looking competitors.
- Super Smash Bros. Exhibition featuring Twitch versus Red Bull: Twitch and Red Bull love Smash and want to throw a competition together, but are having trouble agreeing where to throw the event. To settle the score, SF-based Twitch will battle LA-based Red Bull in a Super Smash Bros. Exhibition Match where the winning office chooses the location of a $10,000 prize-pool Super Smash Bros. event (NorCal v SoCal).
For the second year in a row, we have partnered with ESL and ReedPOP to bring you ESL One from Madison Square Garden during New York Super Week. Spanning October 3-4, ESL One features eight of the world’s best Dota 2 teams battling for over US$250,000 in prize money!
As with last year’s event, all games will be broadcast on Twitch, with joinDOTA hosting the event. This year’s event will offer attendees unparalleled access to professional players, including autograph sessions, exclusive strategy sessions, and opportunities to play with some of the best gamers.
Attending in Person
Tickets range from US$59 for day passes to US$269 for Premium tickets. Pre-sale tickets for last years’ attendees will be from June 5 at 12:00pm EDT until June 7. Starting June 8, tickets will be available to the general public and can be purchased on the ESL One ticket page.
TwitchCon 2015 is taking shape and today we’re very excited to announce ticket pricing and sale date, a call for additional content, a preview of onsite activities, and more.
Make sure to follow @TwitchConSF for all the latest updates in the weeks leading up to the event.
Tickets for TwitchCon 2015 go on sale at 2:00pm PT on Friday, April 10, at TwitchCon.com, with discounted early bird tickets available until 11:00pm PT on Friday, April 24:
- Friday, September 25 only: $50.00 USD (Early bird price: $45.00 USD)
- Saturday, September 26 only: $60.00 USD (Early bird price: $55.00 USD)
- 2-Day pass: $85.00 USD (Early bird price: $75.00 USD)
- Saturday end-of-show party for badge holders: $25.00 USD
With our Beta Music category and Twitch Music Library picking up steam, The Prodigy is the latest music act to share content with all of you hardcore, firestarting EDM-lovers.
Today (March 23rd) at 11:00am PT, The Prodigy will be in Berlin live streaming an interview on Twitch (www.twitch.tv/artistcouch) and previewing two brand new tracks from their upcoming album, The Day Is My Enemy.
Following the broadcast, we’ll add the band’s new Wall Of Death song to the Twitch Music Library signifying it is cleared for you to use in your Twitch broadcasts and VODs!
In the meantime, please stock up on your [dancing] emotes.
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We’re teaming up with Sony Pictures for this first-of-its-kind event that gives teams of four an opportunity to play against CHAPPiE (the star of the upcoming film which is conveniently also named CHAPPiE). The movie starts March 6 and is directed by Neill Blomkamp of District 9 fame, so it’s definitely a must see.
Since Evolve is on everyone’s must play list, the two go together like [insert clever analogy instead of peanut butter and chocolate]. Kind of like peanut butter and chocolate [not feeling clever].
The CHAPPiE Challenge will feature Evolve and a bracket-style tournament with teams of four that can sign up today at CHAPPiEChallenge.com. The winner of the tournament will win $15,000 AND a chance to play against CHAPPiE in a live streamed Twitch event on March 1st.
Duracell presents the “Longest Lasting” tournament, a 26-hour non-stop Madden NFL 15 marathon hosted on Twitch.
Basically, Duracell has these awesome new rechargeable batteries. They’re going to put these batteries to the ultimate test by putting them into the game controllers used on the stage and NEVER CHANGING THEM for 26 hours. This show of power has us positively charged. (Hold for laughter.)
This tournament invites gamers like you to compete against “Team Duracell”, which will be comprised of NFL pros – such as Arian Foster (Houston Texans), Maurice Jones-Drew (Oakland Raiders), and Patrick Willis (San Francisco 49ers) – and eight pro gamers.
If there’s one thing we like to hear about, it’s Twitch community meetups. At PAX Australia 2014, there was a big meetup coordinated by the heavily bearded Gamersmack, an Aussie caster and Twitch partner.
Gamersmack rounded up around 20 Twitch community members for a Crocodile Dun-dinner (sorry for the Dun-dated pun-dee), so we sent Jon Carnage to keep them company. Because we were excited to see so many Twitch users come together, we brought some swag to add the right amount of purple to the group photo. #BleedPurple
Among those in attendance were: Kleetho, iNtense003, Straymav, Wyld, ExcessiveProfanity, Jimmyjojo7, Redshoes, Stephxx93, Jezzaheart, Paranormalpixel, Echick127, TextBookGaming, xxLanaa, Michaelbah, CaptAshBacon, Shyguysquid, and Reevesy_92.
With Halloween on the horizon, what better time than now to stream #killallzombies, a new horror game that launched today for PlayStation 4. It’s the latest in a growing list of games that utilize Twitch chat commands to affect gameplay.
Read all about the game and the dozens of different ways to use commands in Twitch chat on the PlayStation blog here.
If you see folks streaming the game, here are some cool commands you can unleash in chat: arena dongered, dealwithit, gieff death!, idkfa, dogwatch, wrong dongerhood, pewpewpewpew, raise your pitchforks!
I can’t tell you what they do, because then I would have to kill you (unless the command does that, which gets me off the hook). Also, each command requires a certain amount of mentions in chat before they come to life (or to death, if you use the right one). Are these play on words killing you? Well, if you play with some of these words, they might kill a zombie instead. Okay, I’m out of material, so go see if anyone is streaming it right now by visiting our #killallzombies directory.
As Twitch’s mobile presence continues to grow, today we are massively multi-pleased to announce that Order & Chaos Online is the first mobile MMORPG with Twitch Integration (or MMMORPGWTI for short-ish).
Thanks to a new update that just arrived for the iOS version of Order & Chaos Online, players can broadcast their gameplay directly to Twitch from their iOS devices. You can also interact with your viewers through built-in support for camera, microphone, and chat.
Beyond Twitch, the update brings iOS 8 support and a load of fresh content. This includes a new dungeon and bosses, the ability to transform the look of your armor, a new PvP arena with contested zones, and new unlockable wolf, bear and leopard mounts (oh my!).
The Twitch-enabled version of Order & Chaos Online is available for free on the App Store.
Two men enter, one man ragequit, or whatever someone does when they lose a live streamed Street Fighter competition. This Sunday, dance floor titans Steve Aoki and Borgore will face off in Capcom’s Ultra Street Fighter IV with the victor determined by the best of five matches.
Why are they doing this? According to the tale of the Tweet, Aoki called out Borgore to take him on in a fighting game, and we, of course, egged them both on to settle it on Twitch.
This showdown will be hosted by our own Mike Ross, partnership lead for Twitch’s fighting game community, as well as a veteran competitor, host, and commentator. Because Steve and Borgore are both stars in the EDM scene, Ross will be heavily focused on the event’s BPMs (beatings per minute).
Steve made his bones on Twitch with his live concert and the mesmerizing dance party emotes that took over his chat, while Borgore regularly showcases his love for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Both love music and both love games, but do they love each other? Only time will tell…and that time is listed below.
Date: Sunday, September 28th
Time: 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET
Today, ESL proudly announced a new venue for the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) tournament in December. IEM will invade the SAP Center in San Jose, California, home to the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. Better known locally as the “Shark Tank”, the SAP Center seats 18,000 fans, making it the largest sports venue in IEM history. This event also marks the first standalone IEM event in North America.
From December 6-7, 2014, IEM will host League of Legends and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm competitions inside the SAP Center. For those who cannot attend, all of the action will be live streamed on Twitch.
Ready for some IEM San Jose HYPE?! Watch this video!
Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), in partnership with Video Games Intelligence (VGI), announced the addition of three more speakers for the 2nd Annual D.I.C.E. Europe conference, bringing the number to 16 total speakers.
The broadcast will kick-off on Tuesday, September 23rd, for the conference opening keynote at 7 PM BST (2pm ET/11am PT) with Microsoft’s corporate vice president Phil Harrison, and will continue on Wednesday, September 24th, from 10 AM – 5 PM BST at www.twitch.tv/dice.
For more information on the 2nd Annual D.I.C.E. Europe conference, click here.
I recently watched the Hohokum trailer and thought to myself, “what the heck did I just see?!” Of course, I also said to myself, I have to see more. No, that’s not true. I needed to see more. If you’re thinking the same thing, then you are in luck.
Tonights live performances from the The Hohokum Music Spectacular will air live on PlayStation and Ghostly International‘s Twitch channels. This event showcases the convergence of music and gaming by celebrating this week’s launch of the PlayStation exclusive video game, Hohokum, and its soundtrack.
I’m a San Francisco Giants fan. I’m also a gamer, as are all of you (this is Twitch, after all). There used to be a time when gamers and sports fans were seen as two very distinct groups. But for those of us who watched MTV Cribs back in the ‘90’s, we know every athlete’s mansion and tour bus has an entertainment system rocking the latest console, so it’s clear this stereotype is long out of date.
We already announced many of the publishers and developers who are broadcasting to their Twitch channels during gamescom, but there will also five days of gaming goodness straight from our booth (#A-053g, Hall 9).
The following schedule – which is subject to change – details the bulk of our broadcasting schedule. Expect more to come and be sure to visit our gamescom portal to check out what is happening across multiple gamescom feeds: twitch.tv/event/gamescom.