Press Release London 10/08/16: Gaming’s Biggest Names Join Legends of Gaming Live!
Endemol Shine Beyond’s spectacular live event returns for the second year, announcing first big-name game publishers!
- Frontier®, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment™, 2K®, Turtle Beach®, GAME®, Fierce PC®, Beast Quest® and more join an estimated 20,000 gaming fans for the two-day event at Alexandra Palace on the 10th and 11th September 2016
- Tickets available from legendsofgaming.co.uk with prices starting at £15* and free downloads of stealth-based brawler PC game Black & White Bushido up for grabs with VIP Ticket purchases
- Legends of Gaming Live will feature top YouTube stars including Ali-A, Spencer FC and LDShadowLady
Endemol Shine Beyond announced today that gaming’s biggest names will be joining Legends of Gaming Live, the return of their spectacular live gaming event, back bigger-and-better for the second year running and now extended for two-days, being held at Alexandra Palace, London on the 10th and 11th September 2016.
Hardware plays a big part at Legends of Gaming Live, with Fierce PC® bringing their jaw-dropping specialist PC’s to the show and, GT Omega® inviting boy-racers to sample their incredible range of Racing Seats.
World renowned publisher Frontier® will be sponsoring the second stage at the event, welcoming YouTube’s hottest gaming celebrities throughout the weekend. With Elite Dangerous™, Planet Coaster™ and surprises galore, Frontier will be bringing their trademark awe and excitement to Alexandra Palace with plenty of opportunities for visitors to check out the games in action.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment™, arrive at Alexandra Palace, looking for a winner and armed to the teeth with a number of exclusives. Visitors will get to see their favourite YouTube legends go head-to-head, as the company launches their inaugural YouTube TEKKEN™7 tournament! The latest in the legendary fighting series, TEKKEN 7 is the years’ must-have brawler and BANDAI NAMCO will be offering a one-of-a-kind trophy to the winner of their Legends of Gaming Live YouTuber Champion Tournament! It’s not just the YouTube stars who get all the fun, fans attending the show will get their chance to play throughout the event, along with another blockbuster first in the form of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2™, the latest unmissable title in the Dragon Ball saga and available to play for the first time anywhere in the UK. Ultra-realistic and immersive sim-racer Project CARS will also be playable and attendees can enter daily tournaments for a chance to face one of the YouTubers live on stage.
2K® arrive ready for in-ring action, offering lucky fans the opportunity to play WWE 2K17 for the first time anywhere in the UK. With an exciting roster of WWE Superstars appearing in the game, 2K is likely to be one of the most popular publishers at Legends of Gaming Live and is a must-play for WWE fans everywhere!
As the official gaming headset partner of the show, Turtle Beach® will be at Alexandra Palace to ensure the stars and public alike get the very best audio experience possible. Leaders in gaming audio, Turtle Beach will exclusively be providing their latest Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headsets for the stage, as well as providing a variety of other gaming headsets on the show floor ‘Tournament Zones’, giving visitors ample opportunity to sample their range of products.
Adventure fans can battle dangerous enemies and beasts in the hit Miniclip® mobile game Beast Quest®. Beast Quest® will be appearing on stage and on the show floor with fantastic giveaways for fans, and attendees will find no shortage of deals at Legends of Gaming Live, thanks to GAME®, the UK’s largest gaming retailer appearing on the show floor, armed with plenty of hot deals.
Twenty of the world’s most popular YouTube gamers will be in attendance with two world-class stages running continuously and multiple meet-and-greet opportunities for visitors, promising heavy audience interaction throughout the event. With console gameplay taking place exclusively on PlayStation®4, and the entire event being streamed live to an estimated 500,000 viewers, gamers can be part of the action instead of simply watching at home.
Bringing the action of Legends of Gaming to life, a host of top gamers from the channel including Ali-A, Spencer FC and LDShadowLady, will be battling it out for the title of ‘Legend of Gaming’ as the winner of the latest series is announced live on stage!
With a combined subscriber base of over 30 million and more than 6 billion views between them, YouTube superstars confirmed for the event include:
Tickets are now on sale at www.legendsofgaming.co.uk, with early-bird tickets available at just £15*. For a limited time only, those purchasing tickets will also receive a free download of indie favourite PC game Black & White Bushido™, which will be launching later this year on PS4™ and Xbox One.
Further announcements on Legends of Gaming Live to follow.
*£15 tickets available via compatible discount code.
Legends of Gaming Live is based on the hugely popular YouTube Channel Legends of Gaming from Endemol Shine Beyond which since launching in the UK in 2014 now has local adaptions in the US, Germany, France, Chile and Brazil, with further expansion in multiple territories later this year. Legends of Gaming Live is produced and promoted by Endemol Shine UK whose recent live event successes include award-winning YouTube star DanTDM’s first ever live tour, DanTDM on Tour, which sold out the first four venues within 24 hours of tickets going on sale prompting an additional nine UK venues added to the tour which started at the end of last month.