Twitch has announced it will be hosting E3 Arena, a T-Mobile sponsored fighting game tournament featuring Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Injustice 2. The event will be held from Junge 13-15 in the outdoor space of LA Live, a short walk from the Los Angeles Convention Center, where E3 2017 will be held.
While no specific players have been revealed for the tournament, Twitch has promised an announcement in the coming days.
“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.”
2017 marks the first year that the traditionally industry-only E3 is open to the public, allowing 15,000 tickets to be sold for those who want to attend the event.
Twitch also announced today that the streaming service is live in more than 200 countries and is offering up PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS items to Twitch Prime members in celebration.
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