This year at the SXSW Gaming Expo Twitch will have its first ever booth presence at the show. Twitch is partnering with SXSW Gaming Expo as the official broadcaster of the event’s video game consumer-focused Geek Stage and the SXSW Gaming Awards. The event’s best content will be available for centralized viewing on the official SXSW Portal, with all content broadcast daily from the Twitch Stage.
On stage hosts include Twitch’s Jon Carnage, Marcus “djWHEAT” Graham, and Anna Prosser Robinson. They will be joined by popular broadcasting personalities Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico, Alex Corea from TheAttack, and John “TangentGaming” Korbey, discussing all things gaming with game publishers, developers, and content creators.
Below you can find the notable community-driven activities:
- Turtle Beach Broadcaster Zone
Check out a number of top Twitch personalities broadcasting live daily from 12:00am-6:00pm CDT. For the full weekend broadcasting schedule, visit blog.twitch.tv.
- Game Arena, featuring Zynga Poker
Stop by the booth for chances to win prizes all weekend by playing Zynga Poker. There will also be a live 15-minute Poker tournament on the Twitch stage featuring top Twitch broadcasters daily at 1:00 pm CDT.
Twitch will also participate in the following events:
- SXSW Portal Challenge
Twitch’s SXSW Portal Challenge, sponsored by Splurgy, provides attendees and viewers alike a chance to win prizes like Turtle Beach headsets, Zynga shirts, cards, and chipsets, and Twitch merchandise, such as thermoses and pins each day of the show.
- Super Smash Bros. Melee invitational tournament: Battle of the Five Gods
Witness an epic Super Smash Bros. Melee showdown, sponsored by Twitch and Curse, March 17-19 at the Esports Tournament Stage where some of the world’s top 20 players battle for a $25,000 prize pool.