With The Magnificent Seven starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt out in theaters next Friday, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, have teamed up to create an epic showdown featuring seven of the top Counter-Strike: Go online players. Fans can join in on the action as these seven gamers test their skills as Saviors vs. Bandits through a special Western-themed map.
With this event, Twitch is broadcasting the first ever “Counter-Strike: Go” exhibition game with seven of the most-followed players in the company’s history.
TODAY, September 19 from 4 PM – 6 PM (PST), Twitch will create the ultimate showdown for a true fan event that will allow viewers to interact with the seven gamers and suggest “handicaps” as they battle each other to become the last gamer standing. To the victor go the bragging rights on an epic gun battle.
The event will air live on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/twitch) as well as on www.Mag7Showdown.com. Hosted by GoldenBoy along with commentator John “Blu” Mullenm, the live stream will feature Twitch’s “Magnificent Seven” broadcasters Summit 1G, TimTheTatman, iiJERiiCHOii, HayliNic, JoshOG, Reynad27, and 2MGOverCSquared. These influencers have a combined reach of over four million followers with more than 200 million views on their channels. The live event will also include special messages from film stars Chris Pratt and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and exclusive footage from the film.
Commenting on the announcement, Elias Plishner, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Digital Marketing for Sony Pictures. “Twitch has never before brought so many respected and skilled gamers with such a huge following together for a single game. As these seven face off, this is an unparalleled opportunity to bring the action, intensity and fun of The Magnificent Seven to millions of fans worldwide.”