Gamers are expected to head to Metronome in Nottingham next month for a new two-day streaming and gaming convention.
StreamCon takes place on August 10th and 11th and is designed to allow streamers and gamers to network with their peers, enter tournaments, competitions, play games and stream together.
There will be tournaments in Fortnite, Overwatch, FIFA 19, Apex Legends, Rocket League, CSGO, Mortal Kombat 11 and Rainbow Six Siege.
Esports News UK has asked organisers what kind of tournament formats and prizes there will be, and we’ll update this article when we hear back.
“Nottingham will put on a great welcome for our gaming visitors in August. We want to show the world what we have here and make this into an annual international streaming convention.”
Tom Burrows, Druid Gaming
Event organiser and start-up Druid Gaming has attracted interest from the likes of Belong, Zero Latency VR (which hosts a VR experience zone in Nottingham) and others. Belong Gaming Arenas will be hosting tournaments and there will be chillout zones for guests too.
Streamcon will also host several guest speakers with the aim of providing insight into what it takes to become a professional streamer. Confirmed speakers include YouTuber Sunbookishgames, Kyle Cherry, director of esports at Confetti College (which takes part in the British Esports Association), and Filip Nuyens & Tyrone Burleigh, PhD Students at NTU and members of the International Gaming Research Unit.
Topics will include awareness of gaming addiction, career paths in gaming, the benefits of different streaming platforms and the dedication it takes to become a top streamer.
Tom Burrows of Druid Gaming said: “Nottingham will put on a great welcome for our gaming visitors in August. The city is at the heart of the UK gaming industry and has also developed a strong reputation for innovation in the tech and creative industries. We want to show the world what we have here and make this into an annual international streaming convention.”
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