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ArenaNet is preparing to surprise and delight fans at TwitchCon on Friday, 25th September and Saturday, 26th September by delivering two days of livestream activity from the show featuring news, features, announcements and reveals along with a slate of original programming for Guild Wars 2 and its upcoming expansion, Heart of Thorns.

One of the biggest highlights at the show takes place on the TwitchCon main stage at 12 am CEST on Saturday (11 am GMT on Friday) where ArenaNet game director Colin Johanson will unveil the launch trailer for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. That’s in addition to other reveals planned for the segment. If you don’t want to stay up late to watch the presentation you need not worry, as the whole broadcast will be archived on Twitch allowing the programming to be viewed during more socially acceptable hours.

Throughout the rest of the event, the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel transforms into ArenaNet Television, with programming set to run from 7:00 pm CEST to 3:00 am CEST on both Friday and Saturday. Popular Twitch streamers, ArenaNet developers and other special guests will join segments featuring in-depth looks at the game, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage on Heart of Thorns, and spotlights on the Guild Wars 2 community. Again all of this will be archived on Twitch.

ArenaNet Television will also deliver a slate of programming unlike anything the studio has broadcast before. ArenaNet partnered with the creative minds at iam8bit to create unique original content for TwitchCon such as ‘A Taste of Tyria’, a Guild Wars 2 themed cooking show hosted by celebrity voice actor Jennifer Hale, the ‘Guild Wars 2 Game Show’, a trivia show hosted by Dan Casey of The Nerdist, and a live musical segment featuring Guild Wars 2 music composer Maclaine Diemer.

TwitchCon celebrates the continuing growth of game streaming and the popularity of the personalities who help make it the second greatest pastime on Earth.  As one of the biggest exhibitors at this inaugural TwitchCon, ArenaNet sees the show as the ideal place to highlight the player community in Guild Wars 2, widely considered to be one of the best in online games. The MMO community, including the throngs of new fans who’ve joined Guild Wars 2 since it went free last month, should prepare for a fun-filled weekend. 

For more details including a full lineup of ArenaNet’s programming at TwitchCon, please visit

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