|By Business Wire||
|June 19, 2014 01:27 PM EDT||
GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, is exclusively partnering with Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers, to broadcast live from the annual consumer video gaming show, GameStop EXPO. Gaming fans that want to catch all the announcements and action, but may not be able to make it to the Anaheim Convention Center in CA on September 10, will be able to watch the event exclusively via Twitch.
Twitch will stream live from the primary stage, featuring news as it happens from the show floor, games from marquee publishers, tournament play and interviews with industry leaders, developers and special guests. Gamers will be able to access the stream at www.Twitch.tv/GameStop and through their Xbox One and PlayStation®4 consoles and via the Twitch app on their mobile devices. EXPO attendees will also be welcome to watch the Twitch team live in Hall C-D on the show floor.
“With its ability to reach more than 45 million unique viewers in its gamer-focused community, Twitch is the premier live video platform and we are happy to partner with them to bring the excitement of our EXPO to gamers that can’t attend the show,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop.
EXPO 2014 will offer access to more than 300,000 square feet of video gaming fun and technologies, including the latest consoles, upcoming games from top developers, such as Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Take-Two Interactive, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, thought-provoking panels with industry elite, and celebrity signing opportunities.
“GameStop is producing a lot of compelling content at this year's EXPO which our community will definitely appreciate,” said Ernest Le, Director, Publisher & Developer Partnerships, Twitch. “So shining a global spotlight on this historically private event for the first time ever is a big deal.”
Attendees will have access to the top video game publishers, favorite console and tablet suppliers and game accessory vendors. They will be able to play not-yet-released, highly anticipated titles, check out never-before-seen footage, and much more.
Registration is currently underway. Ticket options include:
- Early bird general admission for Wednesday, September 10 for $40
A limited number of *VIP passes for $110. VIP admission
- VIP-only events on Tuesday, September 9
- Early admittance to the show floor on Wednesday, September 10
- Access to the VIP lounge, gaming tournaments, and panel discussions featuring some of the biggest names in the industry
- Swag bag of gaming goodies
- New this year is a VIP PLUS admission for $175, which includes all the benefits of the VIP ticket and adds the ability to line jump at all the major booths.
- Also available is the student ticket. This $20 pass is available on-site only starting at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10. The ticket allows EXPO access to students and late arrivals from 3:00 p.m. until close.
Ticket purchases are payable with PowerUp Rewards™ points or credit card, online at www.gamestop.com/expo or at your local GameStop store.
For more information on becoming a GameStop PowerUp Rewards member, visit www.PowerUpRewards.com.
For more information about GameStop EXPO, details on the VIP experience and to register for the show, visit http://www.gamestop.com/expo.
Attendees must be 17 years of age or older or accompanied by an adult. Some activities or games may feature mature content. Exhibitors reserve the right to censor content for guests under the age of 17 even when a consenting parent or guardian is present.
*Adults who purchase VIP and VIP PLUS tickets do NOT have to purchase a VIP ticket for their children under the age of 17. Purchase a general admission ticket for your child and he/she will be allowed to accompany you to all VIP events. With this option General Admission children will not receive VIP swag bag.
GameStop and Twitch will announce the broadcast schedule later this summer.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 6,600 stores across 15 countries. The company’s consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com; www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication; and www.buymytronics.com, an online consumer electronics trade-in platform. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes our Simply Mac, Spring Mobile and Cricket stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, operates 23 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, http://springmobile.com, sells post-paid AT&T services and wireless products through its 210 AT&T branded stores. Cricket Wireless, www.cricketwireless.com, is a new AT&T brand offering pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories. We operate 37 Cricket stores in select markets throughout the United States.