Jan 13, 2016

Announcing PAX Arena, powered by Twitch!

PAX South attendees, it’s time to enter the Arena!

For all fans of competitive gaming who will be heading out to San Antonio this January 29–31st for PAX South 2016, PAX and Twitch have teamed up to bring 6400 square feet of awesome gaming tournament action right to the center of the Expo Hall.

This inaugural edition of the PAX Arena will feature two titles, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with a prize pool of $10,000 on the line. While the tournament is free to enter for all PAX attendees, we’ll also be spicing things up by flying out some of the world’s best talent to join the competition. Competitors will include previous “Smash @ PAX” champion Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman, Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios, Eric “ESAM” Lew, Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, Joseph “Mang0” Marquez, and many more!

Rounding out the show is an all-star commentary lineup, including Smash community favorites D’Ron “D1” Maingrette, Phil “EE” Visu, Terrence “TKBreezy” Kershaw, Arian “TheCrimsonBlur” Fathieh, and more.

To watch online, stay tuned to twitch.tv/paxarena and for full updated information on attendees, brackets, and more, head over to smash.gg/PAX.

About PAX Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is a three-day celebration of games and gamer culture. The festival includes an Expo Hall filled with playable builds of upcoming tabletop, console, and computer games, a conference program of game industry speakers, music concerts, freeplay areas, industry parties, an independent games showcase, game tournaments and more. About Twitch Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.7 million broadcasters. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. Twitch also features Twitch Creative, a category devoted to artists across an array of mediums. For more information visit the Twitch website and blog.

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