YouTube announces “YouTube: Game On,” a live online global gaming event

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YouTube celebrates all things gaming – from popular titles to top content creators –through the first-ever YouTube: Game On, a two-hour interactive livestream event premiering live globally on Sunday, August 28, 4:00 AM Philippine time.

YouTube: Game On brings together more than 60 top gaming content creators, including Markiplier, Ali-A, AyChristene, Bazerk, Caylus, Chica, CouRage, Dream, EddieVR, EyStreem, Kwebbelkop, Neto, GeorgeNotFound, Jake Fellman, Lachlan, LARRAY, LaurenzSide, LDShadowLady, MatPat, Muselk, Myth, Preston & Brianna, Sapnap, Sidemen, Slogo, SunlessKhan, Sykkuno, The Grumps, TommyInnit, Typical Gamer, Wirtual, with even more to be announced. They represent over 400 million subscribers and more than 150 billion combined lifetime views on the platform.

These YouTubers will be playing and featuring today’s hottest games, including Among Us, Fall Guys, Fortnite, Free Fire, Friday Night Funkin’, Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft, Mortal Kombat 11, Poppy Playtime, Rocket League, Street Fighter 6, Trackmania and more.

Gaming fans can watch and play along by voting in real time on unique gaming challenges and influence how the stream will play out.

The event will include various entertaining segments — a frightening batch of analog horror challenges that’ll give viewers good and thrilling jump scares; the Hot Ones Challenge: Video Gamer Faceoff hosted by Sean Evans, where viewer-selected players will go head-to-head playing an early demo of the highly anticipated Street Fighter 6 while eating hot wings; Grandma & Gran-Poppy Playtime where unsuspecting seniors will try to be the last person standing in survival horror game Poppy Playtime; and even more fun and creative gaming challenges.

YouTube: Game On celebrates the diversity of gaming content that makes up YouTube gaming culture – from entertaining gaming challenges and surprise gameplay moments to honoring classic game anniversaries – all of which are inspired by the most popular trends on the platform.

YouTube saw over 800 billion gaming-related views, over 90 million hours livestreamed, and over 250 million uploads in the first half of 2021, and is home to the most relevant gaming trends and content across livestreams, video-on-demand, and Shorts content.

The global livestream event also comes at the heels of a jam-packed summer of gaming on the platform with a non-stop slate of gaming content from fan-favorite creators around the world.

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YouTube: Game On will simultaneously stream across the globe on August 28. Live chat and interactive polling features for viewers will be enabled across all five streams, making livestream outcomes a global decision. Watch and pre-subscribe to the stream via the official YouTube: Game On Watchpage.

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