Mar 17, 2016 - By Benjamin Goldhaber

Twitch is LIVE at SXSW Gaming! Join us, won’t you?

Twitch Announces Inaugural Presence at SXSW Gaming Expo and Role as Event’s Official Broadcasting Partner

Catch broadcasts from the Twitch booth, Geek Stage, and SXSW Gaming Awards live on Twitch


Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, today announced its broadcast and showfloor plans for SXSW Gaming Expo. In addition to marking the company’s first ever booth presence at the show, Twitch is partnering with SXSW Gaming Expo as the official broadcaster of the event’s video game consumer-focused Geek Stage and the SXSW Gaming Awards. Twitch will also feature Zynga Poker right from the booth, with audio provided by Turtle Beach, Twitch’s official US audio partner.

As the official broadcasting partner of SXSW Gaming Expo, the event’s best content will be available for centralized viewing on the official SXSW Portal, with all content broadcast daily from the Twitch Stage (booth #705). On stage hosts include Twitch’s Jon Carnage, Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham, and Anna Prosser Robinson. They will be joined by popular broadcasting personalities Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico, Alex Corea from TheAttack, and John “TangentGaming” Korbey, discussing all things gaming with game publishers, developers, and content creators.

Notable community-driven activities at the Twitch booth include:

  • Turtle Beach Broadcaster Zone Check out a number of top Twitch personalities broadcasting live daily from 12:00am-6:00pm CDT. For the full weekend broadcasting schedule, visit

  • Game Arena, featuring Zynga Poker

Stop by the booth for chances to win prizes all weekend by playing Zynga Poker. There will also be a live 15-minute Poker tournament on the Twitch stage featuring top Twitch broadcasters daily at 1:00pm CDT.

Twitch will also participate in the following events:

  • SXSW Portal Challenge

Twitch’s SXSW Portal Challenge, sponsored by Splurgy, provides attendees and viewers alike a chance to win prizes like Turtle Beach headsets, Zynga shirts, cards, and chipsets, and Twitch merchandise, such as thermoses and pins each day of the show.

Witness an epic Super Smash Bros. Melee showdown, sponsored by Twitch and Curse, March 17–19 at the Esports Tournament Stage where some of the world’s top 20 players battle for a $25,000 prize pool.

For daily updates, visit the Twitch blog, Twitter feed and Facebook page.

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