Aug 26, 2015

PAX Prime 2015: Prepare Thyself

Can you hear that? That’s the sound of the hype train moving at top speed. Because PAX Prime 2015 from Seattle, WA, is nearly upon us. Whether you’re attending the show or watching from home, Twitch has you covered with all the PAX goodness you can handle with the help of our event sponsors HP Omen, Daybreak Game Company, Super Evil MegaCorp, Corsair, and Turtle Beach.

For those of you getting in on the fun in Seattle, we’ll have Super Evil MegaCorp’s Vainglory and Daybreak Game’s H1Z1 playable at the booth, Partner Meet & Greets (with brand spanking new Kappa Cards), a Twitch Town Hall, the insanity of PJSaltan of Stream II, and enough swag to fill a really big swag bag (including a new addition to the Twitch Pinny Pin collection, more on that after the break).

Watching from home? No problem. You can watch all the content from the Twitch booth and the two main panel rooms (Main and Hydra) on the official PAX Event Page. The full schedule is below the fold, so you can start planning your weekend now.

Here’s a rundown of a few highlights:

Live From the Twitch Booth

The Twitch team will be broadcasting from booth #3317 on the show floor to bring you exclusive interviews, gameplay reveals, and other big announcements all weekend. We’ve been sworn to secrecy regarding many of the details, but rest assured you won’t want to miss a second. Check out the full broadcast schedule here. We also have these special features at the booth to check out as well:

  • Game Zones: While you are at the booth, make sure to stop by the HP OMEN GAMING ARENA to pick up an exclusive H1Z1 mask and submit a photo to get entered to win a trip to TwitchCon and an exclusive entry into the H1Z1 Invitational. You can also take a moment to play Vainglory for some game exclusive swag. All game audio at the booth is brought to you by Twitch’s official audio partner, Turtle Beach.

  • Partner Meet & Greets, Kappa Cards, Turtle Beach Broadcaster Zone: Every day of the show will feature Meet & Greet autograph sessions at our booth from 12:00PM-5:30pm PDT. Come meet your favorite Twitch personalities and get those Kappa Cards signed. We’ll also have top Twitch Broadcasters streaming live to their channels from our Turtle Beach Broadcaster Zone. Here’s the full schedule:

  • PJSaltan of Stream II: The craziest tournament this side of anywhere is back! Fan favorite Twitch broadcasters are going head to head for the title of King or Queen of Salt. With new games, insane rules, and a whole lot of Salt standing between 16 fearless competitors and the coveted Golden PJSaltan Trophy, you won’t want to miss a second. Come watch live at the booth or online Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1–3pm PDT.

  • (Only) 1000 Kappa Pins: We’re introducing a new addition to the Twitch Pinny Pin collection, and it’s Kappa. You know you want one. You know you need one. Here are three ways to get one:

  1. Be one of the first 200 guests in line for the Twitch Town Hall panel Friday, August 28, 4–5PM at the Streaming Theater.

  2. The first 50 people to play H1Z1 in the HP Omen Gaming Arena will walk away with one Kappa pin everyday at Twitch booth #3317.

  3. Follow us on Twitter to find out which Twitch staff member is playing treasure goblin and hoarding a bag of pins to give away. They’ll be on the show floor daily at 12PM and 4PM. Don’t forget the secret phrase!

#PAXPort Challenge — Win from Home!

We’ll be given away two bundles, one each per day, on Friday (August 28, Saturday (August 29), and Sunday (August 30). Prizes furnished by our partners HP, Corsair, Turtle Beach, and Super Evil Megacorp.

To play, go here. Winners will be chosen at random each day and you do not need to be in attendance to win! All prizes shipped after PAX Prime has ended. Official rules are posted here.

Twitch Town Hall: 1 Year Anniversary

When: Friday (8/28) 4:00pm — 5:00pm PDT

Where: Hydra Theatre

Overview: One year ago we started the Twitch Town Hall, and this year at PAX Prime we celebrate our first year. Join Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham (Twitch’s Director of Programming) Erin ‘Aureylian’ (Twitch’s Lead Community Manager), and other Twitch employees/broadcasters for the final news on TwitchCon, the Next Global Emoticon Vote, and as always, exclusive Twitch swag (including a limited number of Kappa Penny Arcade Pins!).

Amazon Game Studios Presents: Twitch PAX Party

When: Friday (8/28) 9:00pm — 2:00am PDT

Where: Garage Billiards

PAX just wouldn’t be PAX without attending the party that everyone wants to be at. Friday night, Amazon Games Studios will present the Twitch PAX Party, sponsored by Turtle Beach, Corsair & AlphaDraft. Close day one of the show with tons of activities including 20 Bowling lanes, 25 pool tables, six bars, a photobooth, karaoke room and plenty of lounge space to catch up with all the friends you haven’t seen since last year. The party is 21+ with limited space, so arrive early to ensure entry!

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