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YouTube announce “YouTube: Game On”. 60 high profile creators join their biggest interactive gaming livestream event to date cover image

YouTube announce “YouTube: Game On”. 60 high profile creators join their biggest interactive gaming livestream event to date

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60 of the top gaming creators on YouTube are coming together on August 27 to take part in the brand new livestream show “YouTube: Game On”

YouTube have announced "YouTube: Game On," a two hour-long livestream event which will take place on August 27 at 1 PM PST/4 PM EST. The event will feature some the biggest content creators within the YouTube Gaming space.

"YouTube: Game On" celebrates Gaming content across the platform.

"YouTube: Game On" will be the first-ever interactive gaming livestream created by YouTube. It is a show that "celebrates the diversity of gaming content that makes up YouTube gaming culture." Ranging from "entertaining gaming challenges" to "a frightening batch of analog horror challenges" this is a show that is excite just about anyone watching.
This two hour-long livestream will feature 60 of the biggest gaming content creators on the platform.
A selection of the big names participating:
  • Ali-A
  • CouRage
  • Dream
  • KSI
  • LDShadowLady
  • MatPat
  • Markiplier
  • Muselk
  • Sean Evans
  • Sidemen
  • Sykkuno.
With over 400 million subscribers and around 150 Billion views between all of the creators involved in this event, this is almost certain to bring in a huge audience.
The participants will be playing on some of the most popular games to have graced the site in the last few years, including Among Us, Fall Guys, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto V, and Minecraft. But each of them will come with a variety of twists and turns that are certain to make life difficult for these games.

How the show will work?

From what we have been able to gather, via their press release, this event will be more or less like a Talent show/reality show type of setting. The content creators will face off against each other in a variety of gaming challenges.
The main point being that the audience will have the power to influence various factors within said challenges. They will be able to vote on things such as who will compete in a certain event, add on extra challenges, and so forth.
While they didn't go into too much detail as to what we can expect to see during the livestream, YouTube did provide us with some information on a couple of the events. The first event listed is the Hot Ones Challenge: Video Gamer Face Off, which will be hosted by Sean Evans. In this iteration of his well known series, the contestants, will be playing against one another in the demo for the new Street Fighter 6. The loser will then be forced to chow down on some rather spicy hot-wings.
The second event mentioned in the press-release is called Grandma and GrandPoppy Playtime. The contests for this event will try to outlast each other in the whimsical, yet terrifying, horror game Poppy Playtime. While it isn't entirely clear what role the audience will play in this particular segment, it is safe to say it will not be a pleasant one for the players.
James Bassett
James Bassett
Contributor | Twitter @TheMaverickJB
James Bassett, otherwise known by his in-game name Maverick, is a freelance writer, gamer, and sports enthusiast from Reading, England. He has been an avid follower of Call of Duty esports for 8 years. Having written for sites such as TheGameHaus and DBLTAP, Maverick looks to provide people with entertaining, and insightful content. He is a proud London Royal Ravens fan.