Published on September 8th, 2015 | by Mica Rose0
YouTube Gaming Stage Comes to EGX
Visitors treated to full schedule of YouTube star panels, Q&As, Let’s Plays and challenges
EGX, the UK’s largest games event, and YouTube, are proud to announce a new partnership that will see YouTube bringing a major YouTube Gaming stage to EGX this month.
YouTube Gaming is the brand new app and website to keep people connected to the games, players, and culture that matters to them – with videos, live streams, and the biggest community of gamers on the web – all in one place. In the wake of the UK launch of YouTube Gaming, YouTube will bring a brand new live YouTube Gaming experience to EGX via a specially designed YouTube Gaming stage.
Throughout the course of EGX, star YouTube creators will be presenting and hosting panels, workshops and Q&A sessions, challenging players and running Let’s Plays, all live from the YouTube Gaming stage. Much of the content will be live streamed to gaming.youtube.com/egx, so those unable to make it to EGX can tune in to the action from home. Those attending will have the chance to meet their favourite YouTube creators, who will be on-hand throughout to meet, greet and do signings for fans at the YouTube Booth. Confirmed creators include Syndicate, The Yogscast and Outside Xbox. YouTube Gaming is also the headline sponsor for the official EGX industry party on Thursday 24th September.
Global Head of Gaming, Ryan Wyatt comments: “EGX is a big moment on the UK gaming calendar that we’re psyched to be a part of – not least as an opportunity to meet members of this hugely vibrant gaming community face-to-face and to bring the best of YouTube Gaming to life for those that come down”.
“YouTube Gaming’s plans are hugely exciting and we’re delighted to host them at EGX”, said David Lilley, Managing Director of Gamer Events. “Their presence at EGX will be a fantastic new feature for our attendees”.
For more information about YouTube Gaming, the next generation games video content and community platform, download the phone and tablet app from Google Play and the App Store or visit gaming.youtube.com.
This year, the YouTube platform and channels will feature more prominently at EGX than ever before. In addition to the content creators visiting as part of the YouTube Gaming launch, YouTube mega stars The Yogscast have a huge EGX presence featuring signings, merch stand, stage presentations as well as two An Evening with The Yogscast sessions. For more information and to pick up a ticket, please visit www.egx.net/egx/tickets.
The launch of YouTube Gaming is just one of a medley of video games features at EGX including eSports, cosplay, indie, retro and tabletop games. There will be hundreds of playable games at this year’s EGX, running 24th – 27th September at the NEC, Birmingham. For all the information about EGX, including the latest publisher, game and feature announcements, plus to buy a ticket to the show, please visit www.egx.net/egx.
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