ESL, ReedPOP, and Twitch all team up for another year of live action fun of the East Coast’s largest esports event, New York Super Week. The pop culture festival makes the entire city of New York a playground for super heroes, villains, vampires, zombies, geeks and passionate fans of all sizes for an entire week.
Themed experiences are said to happen on every corner of the city that include concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings and more is promised. Some of the events listed on the official site are The X-Files Trivia, the Doctor Who Costume and Trivia Contest, along with the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.
ESL, the world’s largest esports company and ReedPOP, the organizers of the New York Super Week have teamed up with Twitch to bring the live action to their global audience.
“Bringing esports to the iconic Madison Square Garden last year was a dream come true, and our incredible fans have inspired us to make it a tradition,” said Ulrich Schulze, Managing Director of Pro Gaming at ESL. “We’re dedicated to making this event even more legendary, as we continue to tap into the $1 million prize pool we set aside for ESL One Dota 2 competition.”
Some top screenwriters, producers, executives, publishers and TV writer/producers will even be joining in as they take the stage to host a workshop, Inside the Writer’s Room: Writing & Selling Your TV Series or Screenplay. The site explains it as an “in-depth seminar devoted to selling your genre screenplay or TV series as part of New York Super Week.”
COO of Twitch, Kevin Lin stated:
Esports have reached the point where stadium events are the norm, not the exception, while millions of remote spectators want to follow the action live on Twitch. By continuing to partner with ESL and ReedPOP for events like ESL One at Madison Square Garden, it ensures our global audience gets the premium content they crave from the fastest growing sport.
All of the games will be broadcast on Twitch, and will feature joinDOTA to provide on-air talent for the show. Plus, the announcement states, “This year’s event will offer attendees unparalleled access to professional players, including autograph sessions, exclusive strategy sessions and opportunities to play with some of the best gamers in the world.”
Lance Fensterman, the Global Senior Vice President of ReedPop feels that it is the perfect lead-in to New York Comic Con and stated that last year’s ESL One event “was one of the biggest highlights of our inaugural New York Super Week.”
New York Super Week takes place from October 2nd to October 11th of this year. The event leads into and up to New York Comic Con. The event can be viewed on Twitch’s live broadcast and in movie theaters worldwide as part of the global ESPORTS IN CINEMAS project.