Esports comes to E3 as Twitch and T-mobile team up for first ever E3 Esports Arena
Welcome to the Esports Entertainment Expo.
Largely known as one of the biggest and more important annual gaming event where major developers, publishers and platforms tease, announce and reveal what’s coming next to the gaming industry when it comes to titles and projects, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, will see a change of phase this year as Twitch and T-Mobile plan to host the event’s first ever Esports Arena.
Centered around recent and popular fighting game titles, the E3 Esports Arena will showcase Street Fighter V, Tekken 7 and Injustice 2, with rumored plans to invite some of the FG scene’s best pro players, with admission to also open for the public audience.
Each fighting game title will be held individually on each E3 event day, starting with SFV on June 13, Tekken 7 on June 14, and Injustice 2 on June 15, with the matches to be streamed live on Twitch.tv.
Albeit individual game developers and publishers have run tournaments for some of their competitive titles at E3 before, this might be the first time when a large-scale competitive gaming event will take place at E3, which will then hopefully bring a breath of fresh air and invite the large Esports audience to be part of the biggest annual gaming event.