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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
It is our pleasure to announce that the upcoming esports and gaming documentary Die Noobs is slated for a worldwide live premiere on Twitch, coinciding with PAX Prime! That’s right, we’re talking a live digital premiere on the official Twitch channel on August 29th at 6pm PDT following our PAX Prime booth stream.
Twitch and Mountain Dew have partnered to bring you the #SummerofBaja Contest here on Twitch!If showing off your mobile gaming skills and winning some cool Twitch swag (official Twitch branded t-shirts, water bottles, and drawstring bags) sounds like a good combination to you, then dive right in. All you have to do is tweet us a picture of your best score in the Baja or Bust mobile game using the hashtags #SummerofBaja and #TwitchBajaorBust and you could be randomly chosen to win!
Today I’m happy to announce that, in partnership with Machinima, we have a first-of-its-kind live airing for you this Friday, May 23rd. Starting at 9AM PDT, we will broadcast the highly anticipated upcoming live action Street Fighter series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist live on Twitch in its entirety, simultaneous with its world-wide release on Machinima’s main YouTube channel.
That’s right, fans of Street Fighter and gaming will be able to tune in together to hang out in chat and enjoy a live viewing party for the series which takes us back to the formative years of the iconic characters, Ryu and Ken. Training under their master, Gōken, the boys are unknowingly the last descendants/practitioners of the ancient style known as Ansatsuken (Assassin’s Fist).
Can Master Gōken liberate himself and the Ansatsuken style from the dark shackles of tradition? Or will past demons return to consume him? Can Ryu and Ken’s destiny be changed? Or will history repeat itself once more? Find out this Friday at 9AM PDT LIVE on Machinima’s Twitch channel.
Note: there will be a second live airing at 4PM PDT.
We’re happy to announce on behalf of PVP Live that the very first Tavern Takeover Hearthstone tournament takes place this weekend, May 10th, 2014 at 1PM PDT! This isn’t a one-time-deal – these 8 Player Invitational Hearthstone competitions are happening twice a month, every month, with $3,000 in cold hard cash on the line.
PVP Live has brought together some of the best players in Hearthstone to battle it out. These competitors will have to beat some big names at the tavern to even stand a chance at winning a dime. What big names, you might ask? Kungen, ek0p, Savjz, Realz, Puffin, ThatsAdmirable, Reynad, and Trump. Yeah, we thought you’d recognize them.
Tavern Takeover offers a Hearthstone community experience that ensures that viewers of the tournament will see top-notch shoutcasting from Isaac Cummings-Bentley, better known in the gaming world as Azael. Tune in this Saturday 1PM PDT at twitch.tv/pvplive and look for more on upcoming Tavern Takeover events!
Following the success of the the official “Free to Play” viewing party we hosted last month, we are happy to announce that, in conjunction with Devolver Digital, we will be running a live airing of the StarCraft 2 documentary “Good Game” on Tuesday, April 29th at 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT / 1700 CET. The documentary will be followed directly by a live chat room Q&A with director Mary Ratliff and various casts and personalities from film. The live airing will take place on Devolver’s Twitch channel.
Good Game follows team Evil Geniuses in the early days of competitive SC2 when the game was at the forefront of the developing esports scene. Make sure to tune in this Tuesday to participate in this special live airing event! Click here for more information on Good Game.
As you may or may not know, we launched a new show five weeks ago titled “Twitch Weekly.” The goal of this show is to deliver our global audience a bite-sized piece of video content which covers upcoming events, community content, and generally all things Twitch, this week.
After one solid month of airing 3-5 minute post-produced shows each Friday, we’d like to try a new format by actually using our own platform as it was initially intended by airing Twitch Weekly for the week of 4/25 LIVE from the Twitch HQ.
That’s right, Twitch Weekly will be aired this Friday April 25th at 12PM PDT / 3PM EDT / 1900 CET live on the official Twitch channel with hosts djWHEAT, FishStix, and Atrioc!
This show will deviate from the previous format. Instead of 3-5 minutes, we are shooting for a 30 minute – 1 hour (depend on how things pan out!) longer format show. This should allow us to spend time discussing this week’s content, take questions for chat and Twitter, and talk about Twitch in a much broader, unrestricted sense. As part of the new show, we will be giving away one exclusive grey Twitch hoodie and three free months of Turbo to our favorite questions of the show. You may start asking questions right now by Tweeting @Twitch and using the hashtag #TwitchWeekly! We may dive into some stats at your request.
So, make sure to head on over to the official Twitch channel now and click the Follow button so you can catch us LIVE tomorrow.
Today we’re proud to announce our official sponsorship of Lone Star Clash 3 (LSC3), an up-and-coming, grassroots esports event taking place on May 3rd & 4th live from Austin, Texas.
The event includes two $15,000 tournaments across League of Legends and StarCraft II. The contestants come from both the world’s premier esports professionals and teams, as well as the strongest collegiate esports hopefuls. League of Legends fans will be able to catch the final four teams in the IvyLoL collegiate finals, while StarCraft fans will get a chance to see one Collegiate StarLeague qualified player go up against the likes of Jaedong and Polt in the main StarCraft 2 tournament.
Alongside sponsoring Lone Star Clash 3, we’re also supporting the two LSC3 StarCraft II qualification tournaments this week by covering 100% of the flights and hotel accommodations for the finalists. The qualifier winners will get a free ride all the way to Austin to participate in this awesome event!
We’re proud to support grassroots events like LSC3 that cater to the professional and collegiate esports communities. If you would like to support Lone Star Clash 3, you can do so by contributing to their indiegogo campaign.