SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, today announced a number of attractions coming to TwitchCon 2016. This includes Dim Mak’s Steve Aoki headlining TwitchCon: The Party, the Twitch Arena for a series of esports competitions, Inclusivity City for spotlighting people and organizations working to make Twitch a better place, the TwitchQuest scavenger hunt for added adventure, a Bob Ross paint-along event, and the TwitchCon Streamer Zone Powered by Intel & Turtle Beach that lets streamers broadcast for their followers at home. Also available is the Official TwitchCon App for organizing the perfect schedule.
TwitchCon: The Party
TwitchCon: The Party was a major highlight last year and is on course to be a fan favorite again. Renowned Los Angeles-based producer/DJ Steve Aoki joins a bill that includes Darude and T-Pain, all of whom are Twitch Partner streamers with channels dedicated to their music and gaming.
“I love Twitch! It gives me the chance to connect with fans on a whole other level,” said Steve Aoki. “I game on Twitch and I stream on Twitch, so I’m pumped to get the opportunity to connect with the Twitch Community live, in-person.”
TwitchCon: The Party takes place at San Diego’s Petco Park on October 1 with doors opening at 5:30 pm. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a free slice of pizza and soft drink, sponsored by HP “Heroes of the Storm” OMEN Challenge. For more details, visit TwitchCon: The Party.
This is an area designed in partnership with AnyKey to give attendees a chance to connect with organizations that are helping to make Twitch a welcoming place for everyone. Inclusivity City will feature AnyKey, Hack Harassment, Online SOS, and I Need Diverse Games. Attendees can visit to learn about their initiatives and meet guest streamers raising awareness of their causes. Inclusivity City will also host a tournament presented by Smash Sisters, a series of women’s crew battles featuring Super Smash Bros. games. Attendees are invited to network with inclusivity agents, host their own small meetups in this welcoming space, or show support by taking a photo with one of many positive slogan placards.
This is where esports fans can play games against each other and watch their favorite streamers and pro gamers compete with tournaments running all three days of the show. All featured games will also be available for attendees to enjoy together in the TwitchCon Arena LAN, while fans at home can watch the action streamed live at www.twitch.tv/twitchconarena.
- Friday, September 30, 3:00 pm: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive exhibition matches featuring imCoty, OMGItsFirefoxx, Summit1g, 2mgovercsquared, missharvey, timthetatman, and many more popular streamers.
- Saturday, October 1, 12:00 pm: RuneScape: Battle Mode Tournament finals will crown its 2016 champion with featured players in attendance. After three months of battling in RuneScape’s current season of Deadman Mode, the top competitors will face off in a final hour involving up to 2,000 players where only one will survive to win $10,000.
- Saturday, October 1, 3:15 pm: Overwatch exhibition matches featuring Lirik, Ellohime, MissesMae, Fairlight_Excalibur, and Haylinic, among others.
- Sunday, October 2, 11:30 am: Daybreak’s H1Z1 Invitational concludes after months of competitions. In this spectator-friendly, fast-paced tournament event, participants compete in large-scale PvP shooter spectacles of skill and wit, where everyone must fight to the death to stand alone at the top of the podium. The prize pool is currently over $191,000 and climbing.
- Sunday, October 2, 2:15 pm: Rocket League exhibition matches featuring Goldglove, lolrenaynay, Gassymexican, FemSteph, and FuturemanGaming, and plenty more fan favorites.
Esport Viewing Lounge
This is where those who want to stay on top of esports tournaments that are happening outside the convention can watch and mingle with like-minded fans. The viewing lounge will feature League of Legends World Championships, ESL One New York, Overwatch World Cup, and more.
Attendees will be treated to a convention-long scavenger hunt that kicks off via the Offical TwitchCon App. TwitchQuest is an interactive, story-driven experience that sends players across the show floor solving riddles, meeting Twitch employees for clues, visiting various booths to play game demos, and scanning QR codes. Upon completing tasks, participants have chances to win swag, Bits, or a grand prize trip to TwitchCon 2017! Also keep an eye out for exclusive side quests with partners such as Swarm by Foursquare, Curse, and AMP Energy.
Bob Ross Paint-Along
To celebrate the magic of artist Bob Ross and his show’s role in putting Twitch Creative on the mainstream’s radar, the Bob Ross Company will be hosting a paint-along on Sunday, October 2 at 10:30 am. Pre-sale Tickets are available for $99 at www.bobross.com/twitchclass and come with a painter starter kit complete with a canvas and enough paints for multiple works. If you are not attending the show, you can still order paint kits--or use at-home supplies--and join the Bob Ross Paint-Along, as well as the other paint sessions, all weekend on the Bob Ross Twitch Channel.
TwitchCon Streamer Zone - Powered by Intel & Turtle Beach
This area enables Partners to stream to their own channels for their followers who were unable to attend the show. There will also be an international portion with streamers from a different global region featured each day. View the full schedule on the Twitch blog.
Official TwitchCon App
To ensure attendees can maximize their time, create the perfect schedule, and play TwitchQuest, the Official TwitchCon App is now available. This free app features an exhibitor list, showfloor map, meet and greet times, a programming schedule--including the ability to search for Partner streamer activities--and calendar functions for attendees to plan their own schedule. The Official TwitchCon App can be downloaded here.
Amazon Game Studios Unboxing Event & Afterparty
Join Amazon and Twitch on the eve of TwitchCon for the Amazon Game Studios Unboxing Event & Afterparty. Get a first look at some of the games Amazon’s been working on, and a deep dive into their first release, Breakaway. All TwitchCon 2016 attendees are invited to attend. The event starts at 6:00 pm sharp (doors open at 5:30 pm) on Thursday, September 29 at the San Diego Symphony Hall. RSVP here.
TwitchCon 2016 takes place September 30-October 2 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Tickets are available at twitchcon.com/tickets. For more information on TwitchCon 2016 (#TwitchCon2016), visit the official site and follow @TwitchCon.
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 2 million streamers. 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 and the creative process. For more information about Twitch, visit the official website and blog.