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gamescom 2015 is right around the corner and with gamescom comes a ridiculous amount of gaming content you won’t want to miss. From gaming press conferences, to global esports championships, to the official Twitch booth [A-060 in Hall 9] stream (and much more), we’re featuring a little something for everyone. And with so much going down, we’ve made it our mission to help you cut through the noise and find what you really want to watch live from Cologne, Germany.
First off, would you kindly direct your attention to the official Twitch event page for gamescom 2015? This is where you’ll find all the live streams from Europe’s biggest gaming festival. If you bookmark one link, make it this one.
Next, let’s break down the schedule for your viewing pleasure:
Another Evo has come and gone, and with it, all previous records for fighting game viewership have been destroyed.
Evo has grown consistently year after year on Twitch, but the growth from 2014 to 2015 was so massive that we felt it cause to celebrate. Without further ado, the Evolution 2015 viewership metrics:
- Total views: 18,854,340 (+112.8% YoY)
- Unique viewers: 3,888,620 (+66.7% YoY)
- Minutes watched: 350,687,100 (+63.8% YoY)
- Peak concurrent viewership: 248,000 (+75.2% YoY)
This year more than ever fans were able to follow the action and catch every single frame as Evo 2015 was broadcasted live across eight official channels, all discoverable on Twitch’s Evolution 2015 event page.
It’s almost here! MINECON is arriving this weekend and from July 4-5, players of all ages and from all corners of the globe will gather in London to celebrate Minecraft and its community. MINECON 2015 is shaping up to be the biggest MINECON yet with Minecraft-related discussion panels, gameplay sessions, keynote speeches from members of the community, building contests, costume contests, and many more exhibits. The team at Mojang invites you to tune in to the show throughout the weekend via the official livestream, which will be hosted on Xbox One and Xbox 360 through the Twitch app and on Twitch.tv.
Three streams will be live at twitch.tv/minecon throughout the weekend:
· twitch.tv/mojang – The main MINECON stream, from the Studio in the Expo Hall (North Halls)
· twitch.tv/mineconstage – Dedicated Main Stage Stream (South Halls)
· twitch.tv/mineconpanel – Dedicated Panel Room 1 Stream (S1 & S2)
One of the amazing trends on Twitch is the community’s propensity towards charity and social awareness. This is best exemplified by the annual Awesome Games Done Quick, the biggest event for the emerging speed running community and one of Twitch’s largest charity marathons.
Twitch is proud to be a long-time supporter and sponsor of the Games Done Quick series of events, which is why we are very proud to reveal the astounding viewership metrics achieved during AGDQ 2015.
Kudos to the GDQ event organizers, on-site staff, volunteers, speed runners, contributors, and viewers alike. Here’s looking towards Summer Games Done Quick!
Survivor GameZ, the original deathmatch event on Twitch, returns this Sunday! (February 8th, 2015 at 1pm PST/4pm EST/9pm GMT)
The GameZ brings together gaming personalities, pro gamers, and Twitch celebrities from around the Interwebs to duke it out in the post-apocalyptic world of DayZ. The constant threat of the undead, limited supplies and weapons, and an unforgiving landscape are the least of the competitors’ worries as they must survive each other to claim victory. Hunt and be hunted: this is definitely the most dangerous game!
Where to Watch
Calindel and xSmak will provide commentary on the official SurvivorGameZ Channel. Enhancing the intensity further, each participant will broadcast their own point of view, and you can follow along with each and every competitor from the official Survivor GameZ event page.
Participants and more information after the jump.
Miss out on PAX South? Fear not, we’ve got you covered. Every segment recorded on both the official PAX channel (live panel feeds from the Main and Falcon Theatres) and the official Twitch channel (live from the Twitch booth) are now highlighted for your viewing convenience.
Here are some of our favorite highlights:
Twitch Town Hall featuring djWHEAT, Soma (Community Manager), Cyrus (Senior Video Engineer), Aaron (Product Manager).
Inside Gearbox Software – behind-the-scenes look at Gearbox Software and get the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles.
Penny Arcade – Make a Strip featuring PA’s Gabe and Tycho.
What were your favorite moments? Let us know in the comments!
It is our distinct pleasure to announce that the highly anticipated gaming documentary Gamer Age from filmmaker Ian Santer will premiere live on Twitch this Friday, November 21, immediately following Twitch Weekly (at approximately ~2:15pm PST). Gamer Age is an awesome documentary that takes a deep, holistic look at the gaming industry from its humble inception to the modern day, and the overall impact gaming has had on modern culture.
We will rebroadcast the entire documentary for approximately 24 hours after the first airing so those who couldn’t catch it live get a chance. Make sure to tune in Friday at 1PM PT for Twitch Weekly (twitch.tv/twitch), immediately followed by the worldwide live premiere of Gamer Age!
Note: use the coupon code ‘twitchage14′ for $5 off the digital download of Gamer Age! You can enter the coupon code here.
This Saturday, a happy horde of heroes will take up their controllers, mice, dice and keyboards in what has become one of the largest gamer-fueled online efforts yet.
Extra Life is a 24-hour gaming marathon that works a lot like a run, walk, or bike fundraiser, without all of that pesky sweat and having to go somewhere. Play any game from video games to board games, and do it to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All of the funds you raise will go to a children’s hospital of your choosing! Find out more at http://extra-life.org.
Tune in this Saturday, October 25th, for 24+ hours of gaming for a great cause. To all the viewers who want to watch Extra Life content you need look no further than the Extra Life Twitch Directory.
Twitch Announces Sponsorship of Apex World Circuit
Today, Twitch is proud to announce collaboration with the Apex World Circuit, the largest international tournament series for Super Smash Bros. and one of North America’s premier competitive gaming events.
Twitch is proud to sponsor Apex for the fourth consecutive year. Esports and competitive gaming have exploded over this time, and the meteoric rise of the Smash Bros. community during the last 18 months has been something truly special to behold. The authenticity and raw passion exhibited by Smashers around the globe is palpable, and Apex embodies this passion.
What does Twitch’s sponsorship of Apex mean for the Smash community? Twitch has committed $14,000 in pot bonuses for the Smash Bros. Melee events at all 14 Apex World Circuit qualifying events, awarding $1000 to the overall payout. But that’s not all! Twitch will accommodate travel and lodging for all 14 qualified players to the Apex grand finale this January 30-February 1 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Note: some qualifier dates may be subject to change.
EGX London kicks off tomorrow and we’ve got plenty of great live content from the show! From your favorite Twitch broadcasters to developer sessions, you’ll be able to watch it all live from the Twitch booth (S14) and the EGX Developer hall. For those of you who can’t be at the show, tune in to the Twitch live stream to watch custom content brought to you by the likes of Yogscast, Spamfish, Sacriel, and many more.
For those of you lucky enough to be at the show, stop by our booth to get your own Twitch swag bag with a special Guild Wars 2 shirt just for checking out the game, with audio powered by Turtle Beach, Twitch’s official audio partner.
We’ll also be hosting our very first European Partner seminar! If you’re attending EGX London and want to learn about broadcasting best practices, growing your community, and much more, then make sure you sign up here ahead of time.
Twitch Booth Information:
Where: Stand S14, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Stream & Schedule: www.twitch.tv/twitch
Where: Brompton Hall, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
Stream & Schedule: www.twitch.tv/egx
Twitch Partner Seminar:
More info: Sign Up Page
PAX Prime 2014 is this weekend and features an insane amount of awesome content starting Friday straight through to Monday. If you’re a fan of PAX but not able to attend the event, you’ll be pleased to know that you can find everything from PAX – the highly coveted PAX Main Stage and Hedgehog Theatre panels, the Twitch Booth stream, and the premium esports events and game reveals – all right here on the PAX Prime 2014 Event Portal.
Let’s go into a little more detail on exactly what you can expect as a viewer this weekend.
State of Play, a feature documentary about the competitive world of South Korean professional gamers, will have its North American festival premiere at the Portland Film Festival on August 27, 2014.
To reach the global gaming community, State of Play will be simultaneously screened live on Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers with 55 million viewers per month. The first online screening will coincide with the first screening at the Portland Film Festival. It will commence at 5pm PDT (UTC-07:00) and will loop continuously for 24 hours via the channel twitch.tv/stateofplaydoc.
Are you attending gamescom 2014? Come join us at the Twitch booth in Hall 9, booth #A-053g for Twitch Partner signing sessions! If you’re a fan of Halo, you’ll also be able to get your hands on the Halo: Master Chief Collection at the joint Twitch, ESL, and 343 area. More info and schedule below:
gamescom 2014 is here and features an amazing amount of content: major press conferences, industry panels and booths, global esports championships, and more. We’ve made it our mission to help you cut through the noise to find what you really want to watch!
First off, please direct your attention to the official Twitch event page for gamescom 2014. This is where you’ll be able to find all the streams live from Europe’s biggest gaming festival in Cologne, Germany.
Rush home from work just to miss this week’s episode of Twitch Weekly? Fear not, we’ve got you covered! You can watch the VOD now.
Topics this week:
- St. Jude PLAY LIVE – Week 8: StarCraft
- European Speedster Assembly – wraps up on Sunday, August 3rd
- The Last of Us live performance
- Intl.gg – Intel’s Next Top Live Streamer – 7 streamers remain
- Puncayshun’s Mario 64 120-star 142 heartbreaker
- Runescape Araxxor Update Includes One-Click Twitch Broadcasting
- Host Mode – one week in, great success!
- Breaking news: Twitch breaks record with 58 million unique viewers in July!
- Gaming Documentary ‘Die Noobs’ Premieres Live on Twitch August 29th
- Zenith 2014, massive Smash Bros. tournament in NYC on twitch.tv/clashtournaments
- LCS Super Week – more info on lolesports.com
- Gfinity LIVE from London featuring FIFA, SC2, and CS:GO. Watch at twitch.tv/event/gfinity