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Twitch hosting Summer Game Fest events with ‘console announcements’ and more

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Enjoy E3-style reveals from the comfort of Twitch

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Twitch is getting in on Summer Game Fest, the season-long replacement for now-canceled events like E3 2020, with exclusive livestreams and a new channel (/twitchgaming) reserved for the event. The streaming platform has also partnered with the likes of Riot Games, CD Projekt Red, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, 2K, and the International Game Developers Association for a series of special events.

Among Twitch’s planned Summer Game Fest events is a tease for “console announcements.” Both Sony Interactive Entertainment and Microsoft plan to reveal their game lineups for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this summer, which will likely be streamed on Twitch (and probably on other platforms as well).

In a blog post, Twitch also teased reveals from publisher 2K. The publisher’s announced lineup includes Disintegration, PGA Tour 2K21, Mafia remastered, NBA 2K21, WWE 2K Battlegrounds, and Kerbal Space Program 2.

Here’s what else Twitch has planned for its Summer Game Fest programming:

TWITCH RIVALS: VALORANT LAUNCH SHOWDOWN

After a record breaking closed beta, Riot Game’s 5v5 character-based tactical shooter VALORANT is launching on June 2. To celebrate, Twitch Rivals is collaborating with Riot to execute the first set of competitive events for VALORANT on its grand opening weekend. These events will span the globe, with participation from some of your favorite creators in North America, Brazil, LATAM, Europe, Korea, and Japan.

IGDA INDIE SHOWCASE

We’ll be hosting a Twitch-exclusive Indie Showcase with some of the top titles launching this year. Join us live (date TBD!) for your chance to see some of the best content from indie studios before anyone else. We’ll have developer AMAs so you can talk directly to the game creators, plus deep dives into each game. We’ve also got the Twitch-exclusive e-Jam developer contest lined up forJune 26-28. Indie studios and developers are partnering with students to help them create small games in just 48 hours. The finals will be hosted live on Twitch and you might just discover your next favorite game.

TWITCH SUMMER GAME FEST AWARDS

We’ll wrap up the Summer with a Twitch exclusive, community driven award show, recapping the best of the summer as voted on by YOU. Stay tuned for more details!

For a look at what else is happening this summer, check out Polygon’s guide to the events that are taking E3’s place in June and beyond.