Nov 30, 2021

The Winter Gathering: Celebrate a Year of Gaming with Twitch

2021 is somehow almost over, proving that time is broken and makes no sense anymore. Instead of solving that mystery, let’s do something we’ll be great at: coming together and celebrating what a great year it’s been for games and all the people who play, make, watch, and stream them on Twitch. 

On Dec. 9-10, you’re invited to join us in Chat for The Winter Gathering on /twitchgaming. This two-day extravaganza is dedicated to everything new, now, and next in gaming — from The Game Awards to live publisher showcases and more. There will be reveals. There will be awards. There will be PogChamps. There will be co-streaming. There will be spirited debate in chat, so get those :PopCorn: emotes ready. 

If you have strong feelings that Resident Evil Village is the best game of the year, or thoughts about the cutest video game pets of 2021, or sleepless nights wondering about whatever Devolver Digital is up to next, The Winter Gathering is where you need to be. Here’s everything you need to know about it. 

The Winter Gathering Schedule

Follow /twitchgaming for the latest info​​​​​

Thursday, December 9

  • 11:00 AM PST - A Special Gathering episode of “The Weekly”
  • 3:10 PM PST - #FutureOfPlay Direct
  • 3:30 PM PST - The MIX Picks 2021
  • 4:00 PM PST - The Game Awards Pre-Show
  • 5:00 PM PST - The Game Awards
    • Note: To further protect your channels, co-streamers should disable VODs and Clips for the duration of the broadcast. Some segments include audio that is authorized for live broadcasts but not for inclusion in VODs and Clips.
  • 8:00 PM PST - The Game Awards Post Show 

Friday, December 10

  • 12:45 PM PST - ID@Xbox Gathering Showcase
  • 1:50 PM PST - Saber Interactive
  • 2:10 PM PST - A Special Gathering episode of “Loot Goblins” 
  • 4:20 PM PST - Devolver Public Access
  • 5:00 PM PST - Chat’s Choice Awards presented by Meta Quest
    • Watch as we defy reality during the “Best Game to Play With Friends” award with the help of Meta Quest 2 and Horizon Worlds.

Co-stream with Your Community

That whole list of stuff is happening on /twitchgaming, and all of it is co-streamable. So if you’re a streamer and you want to put your own commentary on the show or give your community an experience that’s a bit cozier, this is the way to go.

The Winter Gathering is co-streamable from /twitchgaming. Use these recommended settings and you should be set:

  • Category: Special Events
  • Tags: Co-stream, Gaming News

Note: This content will be streamed in English. If you’re a viewer looking for other languages, check for creators who are co-streaming by using the language tag of your choice in the Special Events directory. 

If you really want to take your co-stream to the next level and get your community more involved, we highly recommend setting up the Ctrl+ extension on your channel. Once installed, join the /twitchgaming event and your viewers will be able to participate in predictions, polls, and other activities throughout the show. 

For additional co-streaming information and access to a co-streaming toolkit please check out the /twitchgaming Discord channel.


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