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Metarama Festival to bring Ninja, Overwatch League and Snoop Dogg together in Las Vegas

Published: 30/Jul/2019 20:10 Updated: 31/Jul/2019 17:31

by Bill Cooney

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The new Metarama Gaming and Music Festival coming in October will let fans see some of their favorite streaming and esports personalities right in the middle of two-days of music in Las Vegas.

Metarama will take place in late October and the new lineup poster has Ninja and his Fortnite World Cup partner Marshmello as the headliners.

The festival will also feature a number of popular streamers and musical performances from Logic and the legendary Snoop Dogg.

Metarama

When is Metarama?

Metarama will take place on October 19-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds and is put on by C3 – who are also behind the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza.

According to Nielsen, 13 percent of US esports fans claim to have attended a live esports event in the past year and among the total US esports fanbase, 61 percent are music festival goers, with 32 percent being frequent festival goers. 

Sodapoppin, Nickmercs and 100 Thieves CouRage will also all be at the festival, which seems to shaping up as quite the gathering for some of streaming’s biggest names.

Pokimane, TwitterPokimane will also be at Metarama.

Along with all the personalities and music, there will also be Overwatch and League of Legends exhibition matches featuring pro players at Metarama, where Philadelphia Fusion will take on the Seoul Dynasty and the Guangzhou Charge will play the San Francisco Shock in exhibition matches.

Then, the ‘Metarama Masters’ event will pit celebrities and streamers against each other in a Pro-Am tournament, but the game for this competition has not been announced yet.


The full list of performers and streamers attending Metarama are listed here:

  • Marshmello
  • Ninja
  • Logic
  • Jacksepticeye
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Sodapoppin
  • Alan Walker
  • Nick Eh 30
  • DrLupo
  • Lindsey Sterling
  • Pokimane
  • Diesel (Shaquille O’Neil)
  • NickMercs
  • Lil Yachty
  • Grouplove
  • TimTheTatman
  • Rhett & Link
  • SypherPK
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
  • CouRage
  • Cody Ko & Noel Miller
  • CRAY
  • Valkyrae
  • Witt Lowry
  • KittyPlays
  • JVNA
  • Jessica Blevins
  • Ducky
  • BasicallyIDoWrk
  • Lemaitre
  • Landon
  • mxmtoon
  • A special gaming-only appearance by Imagine Dragons

Robert Paul/Blizzard EntertainmentWho knows? Maybe we’ll even see Poko out there.

What else is going on?

Besides watching pros play, the festival will also have a LAN tournament for attendees, who will be able to sign up ahead of time.

There will also be drone racing – which, if you haven’t seen it before, takes drones driven by pilots wearing VR headsets through a course and is absolutely insane.

Even if you can’t make it to the festival, there’s sure to be plenty of livestreams going on from inside, so there’s a good chance you won’t miss too much.

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Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith

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Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

Minecraft promo image next to Dream logo
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The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
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SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.