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Competitive gaming looks to have a heavy influence on next week’s TwitchCon event, which is set to take place on 26-28 October in San Jose, USA.
Starting off on the Friday with the Broadcaster Royale: Omen Challenge, those in attendance and fans watching at home can expect to see the very best PUBG streamers taking part in a gauntlet of challenges, where a portion of the $300,000 prize will be up for grabs. Presented by OMEN by HP, players will be using the the best Intel desktops and displays that are on offer.
Saturday sees the Doritos Bowl getting underway on the TwitchCon Esports Stage, attracting some well recognised personalities to the latest battle royale mode with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout. Team captains for the Doritos Bowl include CouRage, DrLupo, Ninja and Shroud. It looks to be a spectacular event for BR fans, with the grand final of the Fortnite Fall Skirmish also taking place.
The skirmish event began towards the end of last month, in which Epic Games began a new club-based series being played out over the course of six weeks. Taking place over the three days, the Grand Final boasts an invitational tournament that sees players compete for a $10 million prize pool.
Finally, Games Done Quick will be making its first appearance at TwitchCon, in the form of GDQ Express. Here, a speedrunning marathon clocking in at over 50 hours will be showcased in the TwitchCon Charity Plaza. If you’re unfamiliar with GDQ, it’s definitely worth checking out, with some very impressive records being set by some extraordinary gamers.
TwitchCon 2018 kicks off a week from today, be sure to stay tuned for all of the coverage from what looks to be a pulsating three days of eSports action.