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GameStop Announces Twitch as Exclusive Broadcasting Partner for GameStop EXPO 2014
|By Business Wire
|June 19, 2014 01:27 PM EDT
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 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
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,
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
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;
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.
General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's
corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop
and find us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.
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