There will be a lot happening during next week, when the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 takes place in California. A lot of companies will have plenty of reveals on hand, as well as new information about forthcoming games. But Twitch? Well, it has different plans entirely.
The streaming channel has announced that it will be teaming up with T-Mobile to create the Twitch Esports Arena, which will be taking place at the same time as E3 2017. The event will kick off on Tuesday, June 13th, and conclude on Thursday, June 15th, taking place right outside of L.A. Live – just a small walk down from the convention center. Admission to the event will be open to the public.
The tournament-based stage will be home to some fierce competition over the three days, with fighters taking on one another in Street Fighter V, Tekken 7 and Injustice 2. Players haven’t been announced yet, but Twitch expects to announce them over the next few days.
Here’s how the schedule looks as far as the tournaments go:
For those that aren’t attending the event, Twitch will broadcast each of the tournaments live on its official esports page.
"E3 has evolved from an industry-focused event to a public celebration of gaming, while the upward momentum of esports is year-round,” said Kristen Salvatore, VP and Commercial Director of Esports Sponsorships at Twitch. “By teaming up with T-Mobile again after our successful partnership last year, we're able to cater to fans onsite at E3 and to viewers online worldwide by tapping into these trends with our first ever Twitch Esports Arena.”
So, if you’re looking for some competition to go along with your E3 reveals, Twitch has you covered. If you’re in the area, make sure you stop by and check out the fighting action live!