The month of June is always a busy and exciting time for anyone involved in the gaming industry–as the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo will be held in Los Angeles, and for the first time ever, it will be open to the public this year! To commemorate the occasion, Twitch and T-Mobile are teaming up to bring an Esports Arena Tournament Series to the show floor, featuring professional competition in three of the hottest fighting game titles currently on the scene: Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Injustice 2.
Though the free-of-charge event will be held outdoors at L.A. Live, T-Mobile will be providing customers who visit the Twitch Esports Arena with access to a VIP seating area, to have the best seat in the house to catch the action. Viewers can also vote across both Twitch and Twitter on who they think will be the MVP of each match, by using the hashtag #TMobileMVP, along with the tag of their nominee. Though we are currently unaware of the players and match-ups that will be on display, we know the event schedule is as follows:
• Tuesday, June 13 – Day 1 will feature matches on Street Fighter V from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT.
• Wednesday, June 14 – Day 2 will feature matches on Tekken 7 from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT.
• Thursday, June 15 – Day 3 will feature matches on Injustice 2 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT.
For those unable to attend the event in person, all of the action will be streamed on https://www.twitch.tv/twitchesports. Nintendo has even caught the esports fever, as they will be hosting their own open invitational tournaments for ARMS and Splatoon 2.
Stay tuned right here to Shoryuken, where we’ll have more information on this event as soon as it’s revealed.
E3 2017 takes place June 13-15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.