TwitchCon 2016 made news quickly when the livestreaming company, Twitch, announced the convention was going to move to San Diego this year from the backyard of its headquarters in downtown San Francisco. After that major change, it has been quiet — at least until this week.
A major press release from Twitch about TwitchCon 2016 hit the street, with plenty of news about what’s going to get jam-packed into the convention and the tickets that will get you in.
If you know you want to attend TwitchCon 2016, do not pass go, don’t collect $200, go to directly to the registration page and grab what you what can before the event sells out. Ticket types are Community, Partner and Industry, with Industry as the new option. The Industry pass is for those involved in the development, publishing and/or promotion of products and services engaged with the Twitch community. Pass types include the option of three-day or single-day passes, ranging (currently) from $44 to $399.
TwitchCon wouldn’t be a show about the community of livestreaming if it wasn’t also a celebration of its broadcast celebrities from around the world. In fact, Twitch makes a point to highlight the broadcaster brand names who will be in the spotlight at the show:
“… fans can expect to meet featured broadcasters from Europe, including Sacriel, B0aty, and InTheLittleWood from United Kingdom, sp4zie from Sweden, Gronkh from Germany, and MissCoookiez from Latvia.”
If you crave being as current as possible, Twitch just updated its list of featured broadcasters attending in this tweet.
Daybreak, inheritor of many familiar MMOGs from Sony, will be partnering (again) with Twitch this year. The second H1Z1 Invitational tournament is defined as a spectator-friendly, fast-moving and large-scale fight-to-the-death player-versus-player shooter tournament. The first time around, the H1Z1 Invitational attracted 365,000 viewers to watch 60 broadcasters and players compete in battle royale matches for their piece of the action from a $173,000 prize pool.
Leading up to TwitchCon, at PAX East 2016 Daybreak is kicking off it “Road to TwitchCon” with King of the Kill livestreams from April 23-24. Fans can check in to watch some of last year’s invitational participants duke it out in battle royale matches. As this is a “road to TwitchCon,” the PAX East weekend is only the beginning, with news about the prize pool, competitors, community contests, on-site TwitchCon qualifiers and more through the summer.
TwitchCon 2016 will take place September 30 to October 2, 2016, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. To check out the full TwitchCon press release, check this link.