TwitchCon Grand Finals – Overview

OVERVIEW

With the Broadcaster Royale: OMEN Challenge Season 2 finale just around the corner at TwitchCon 2018, let’s look ahead to what can only be described as the party of the year.

Just like last season, we’ll have 128 broadcasters (64 duo teams) from all around the world streaming live during the 3-day Grand Finals event. You’ll see familiar faces like Shroud, JennaJulien, and ChocoTaco all competing for their share of the $300,000 prize pool. Unlike last season, however, we’re moving away from the standard tournament format to the OMEN Challenge: a variety of custom modes and mini-games that all tie together to create a fun AND competitive gauntlet.

Whether you’re attending the event in person or are watching from home, you’ll be able to determine some of the game modes that our competitors will face. So get ready to vote for your favorite mode during the “Roulette” part of the event on the panel below the stream on /broadcasterroyale.

For those of you attending TwitchCon, we’ll have a live DJ, full-service bar that connects our streamers and attendees, couches for our hosts and streamers to hang out and chat, a 10-foot blimp gifting free partner skin codes, and even an obstacle course ball pit. To top it all off, there will be the OMEN by HP play booth, which will also feature the first ever drop of OMEN apparel and will be loaded with all their latest products, including the just launched OMEN Mindframe Headset – the world’s first and only headset with active earcup cooling technology.

 

HERE’S HOW IT’S GOING DOWN

On each day of the Grand Finals, the Season 2 finalists will compete in a series of challenges that will test their PUBG prowess. To help make sense of all the madness and keep track of everything, teams will earn Golden Chappas (yes…Kappa with a chicken hat) based on how they fare in each challenge. At the end of the weekend, the team with the most Golden Chappas will be declared our Season 2 Champion.

Listed below are the OMEN Challenges our teams will face:

  • PubStomp – Teams will queue up standard games of PUBG and try to rack up the most kills in a single game. With just 1 hour on the clock, they’ll have precious few chances to make it count.
  • Blitz – As the name implies, this challenge will be a much faster version of the standard PUBG experience. The circle will be visible from the plane (and will be much smaller than usual), the blue zone will begin moving immediately, loot will be set to max, and revives will be instantaneous.
  • Platoon – Duos will need to work together as they’ll be joining forces with several others to form a 20+ player team and then facing off against other teams of a similar size.
  • Roulette – Similar to the online portion of this season, Twitch chat and IRL attendees will have a chance to vote on which game modes they want to see the streamers compete in. Some of the potential options are Hack, Slash, and Throw (a fan favorite with only melee, vehicles, and throwables), Crossbows in the Fog (crossbows only in fog), Wild West, and PANdemonium (pans only).

 

SOCIAL

Tell your friends using #BroadcasterRoyale!

Follow the action on /broadcasterroyale

 

VENUE & LOCATION INFORMATION

City National Civic

135 W. San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113

You must have a TwitchCon badge in order to be able to enter the City National Civic. The first 500 badgeholders to walk-in get free PUBG merch!

 

SCHEDULE

Friday, October 26 (Day 1)

  • 12:30pm – Doors Open
  • 1:30pm – Show Begins
  • 1:45pm – PUBStomp
  • 3:00pm – Blitz
  • 3:30pm – Platoon
  • 4:15pm – Blitz
  • 4:45pm – Roulette
  • 5:30pm – Roulette
  • 6:15pm – Blitz
  • 8:00pm – Doors Close

Saturday, October 27 (Day 2)

  • 12:30pm – Doors Open
  • 1:30pm – Show Begins
  • 1:45pm – PUBStomp
  • 3:00pm – Blitz
  • 3:30pm – Platoon
  • 4:15pm – Blitz
  • 4:45pm – Roulette
  • 5:30pm – Roulette
  • 6:15pm – Blitz
  • 8:00pm – Doors Close

Sunday, October 28 (Day 3)

  • 9:30am – Doors Open
  • 10:30am – Show Begins
  • 10:45am – PUBStomp
  • 12:00pm – Blitz
  • 12:30pm – Platoon
  • 1:15pm – Blitz
  • 1:45pm – Roulette
  • 2:30pm – Roulette
  • 3:15pm – Blitz
  • 5:00pm – Doors Close

We look forward to seeing you in San Jose!