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Twitter and The Game Awards renew live stream partnership for 2017

Twitter, Inc. (PR Newswire) - 09 November 2017

The Game Awards live stream will feature a fully-integrated experience for fans on Twitter including live voting via Direct Message

SAN FRANCISCO/PRNewswire/ -- Twitter today announced it has partnered with The Game Awards to live stream The Game Awards 2017 for the second consecutive year. Produced and hosted by media entrepreneur Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony that unites video game industry creators, eSports champions, influencers and Hollywood names for a night of awards, exclusive game world premieres and musical performances.

Twitter will live stream a pre-show for The Game Awards 2017, beginning at 5:30pm PST on December 7, followed by the two-hour awards show. The live coverage will be available globally to Twitter's logged-in and logged-out audience and can be found at and via @thegameawards.

"We are very excited to collaborate with The Game Awards once again to bring this annual gaming celebration to Twitter," said Todd Swidler, Global Head of Live Video Business at Twitter. "The Game Awards coverage will give passionate gaming fans and awards show enthusiasts around the world live video and real-time conversation all in one place on Twitter."

"We're looking forward to expanding our relationship with Twitter this year for The Game Awards," said Geoff Keighley, creator and executive producer, The Game Awards. "We're building on the success we had last year and creating an even richer experience for Twitter users around the globe."

The live stream will also be accompanied by a Twitter timeline, featuring related real-time conversation to create a unified experience for viewers to watch, Tweet and view commentary on gaming's biggest night. Live Twitter comments on breaking news and the results of Twitter user polls will be integrated into the broadcast. Throughout the show, fans can unlock a special emoji by Tweeting with #TheGameAwards.

Twitter and The Game Awards are also introducing a new way for fans to vote for who they want to see take home the night's biggest awards via a Direct Message (DM) experience for the first time. Leading into the show, fans worldwide may select the nominees who they want to see win by casting votes all from a user's personal Direct Messages on Twitter.

The live stream and highlight clips from the event on Twitter will also include advertising packages with TV-style ad spots and pre-rolls.

The Game Awards and Twitter initially teamed up to live stream The Game Awards 2016, which at the time was the first awards show to be streamed live on the platform.

About Twitter
Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) is what's happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, see every side of the story. Join the open conversation. Watch live streaming events. Available in more than 40 languages around the world, the service can be accessed via, an array of mobile devices, and SMS. For more information, please visit, follow @Twitter, and download both the Twitter and Periscope apps at and

About The Game Awards
The Game Awards, created by Geoff Keighley, is an annual awards ceremony to honor outstanding artistic, technical and gameplay achievements in the video game industry. Spanning console, mobile and PC gaming, as well as eSports, The Game Awards is the first of a new breed of award shows, built from the ground up exclusively for global digital and streaming platforms. The Game Awards 2016 was seen by more than 8 million viewers around the world and is guided by an advisory board that includes the executive leadership teams from Activision (Eric Hirshberg, CEO), AMD (Dr. Lisa Su, CEO), Electronic Arts (Patrick Soderlund, EVP, Worldwide Studios), Microsoft (Phil Spencer, EVP, Gaming), Nintendo of America (Reggie Fils-Aime, President), Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment (Shawn Layden, Chairman, SIE Worldwide Studios), Ubisoft (Yves Guillemot, CEO), Valve and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (David Haddad, President).


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