Jun 5, 2019 - By Evan Freitas

We’re going to E3 and you’ve got shotgun

E3 is the biggest event in gaming, so naturally Twitch will be on-site covering ALL the things. Every announcement, every press conference, every demo, and every crazy unexpected surprise. We’re going to be streaming it all. And this year, we’re making it easy for you to be a part of the show, even if you’re not with us IRL in LA. It all starts Sunday, June 9 so read on to learn all the ways we’re going to make this E3 the best. One. Ever.

This year, you’re in charge

From the first press conference to the very last bit of gameplay, if it’s happening at E3 we’ll be streaming it live with our fearless hosts weighing in on all the big news. But this year we want to hand you the metaphorical controller so you can be a part of the show. When you tune in to our E3 coverage on /twitch you’ll have more ways to interact and let your voice be heard than ever before.

From instant polls to tell us the games you’re most excited about, to voting on the first ever Twitch Viewer’s Choice Award (best in show), we want to hear what you think every step of the way. And when game devs and publishers visit our set (full schedule coming soon!) we’ll be taking your questions from chat.

We’re also inviting everyone in chat to experience the E3 show floor firsthand with Twitch Goes to E3. Viewers will collectively guide a camera-strapped, flesh-and-bone human being around E3 and LA Live, deciding together what’s worth checking out. It’ll be just like being there in person, only your feet won’t hurt at the end of the day.

Co-streaming is back

Want to watch the show alongside your favorite streamer? Co-streaming is back in a big way and everyone is invited to give it a spin. So make sure to search for the ‘E3’ and ‘Co-stream’ tags within the Special Events category to see if your favorite streamer is covering the show. This year we’ll also be featuring select co-streamers on /twitch to act as hosts for post-press conference wrap ups. If you’re a creator who wants to learn how to co-stream, you can read all the need-to-knows here.

Pre-Order games as they’re announced

Just in time for the big show, we’ve updated the Amazon Blacksmith extension with a brand new feature — ‘Live Event Mode’. So when you watch the big press conferences or any part of our live coverage, you can pre-order games immediately. It’ll also work on any co-stream with the extension active so you can lock in your copy of the game AND support your favorite streamer at the same time. Win-win.

For more on how Amazon Blacksmith works or to learn how to set it up on your channel, you can check out this blog post here.

Don’t miss out

There’s going to be a LOT of stuff going down at E3 and we don’t want you to miss any of it. So make sure you head over to the E3 Event Page and sign up for reminders when we go live. We’ll see you there!

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