New Attractions Announced for TwitchCon 2016

Highlights include Steve Aoki revealed as TwitchCon: The Party
headliner, esports in the TwitchCon Arena and viewing lounge,
Inclusivity City, Bob Ross paint-along, and the Official TwitchCon App
which includes the TwitchQuest scavenger hunt

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
.

Inclusivity City

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.

TwitchCon Arena

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.

TwitchQuest

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.

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 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.

Contacts

Twitch
Chase,
415-810-0995
PR Director
chase@twitch.tv
@chasejustchase