HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., announced HyperX Kickoff to WoW Classic, a livestream event, for World of Warcraft fans old and new, recalling nostalgic moments and building excitement for the hours leading up to Blizzard Entertainment’s WoW Classic servers going live.
The event will include interviews as well as exclusive videos and panels featuring top WoW streamers, cosplayers, and a member of Blizzard’s WoW development team. The HyperX Kickoff to WoW Classic will stream for over four hours on Monday, Aug. 26 from 11a.m. – 3:30 p.m. P.T. The stream will be filmed at the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas and the broadcast will be hosted on both Twitch.tv/hyperX and Twitch.tv/warcraft.
The stream will be hosted by:
- HealingStat (https://twitter.com/Healingstat): Healingstat built a big name for himself on Classic Beta with a second place finish in the final dueling tournament on the server. He is an active esports caster, currently hosting Blizzard’s Arena World Championship.
- AskJoshy (https://twitter.com/AskJoshy): AskJoshy has been playing Blizzard games since Diablo I and Warcraft II, enjoying World of Warcraft since the Vanilla beta in 2004, and commentating esports titles since 2010.
Other guests joining the event include:
- Sonii Digital (https://twitter.com/sonii): Sonii is a full-time streamer on Twitch with a passion for gaming across multiple genres and games; Classic World of Warcraft is where he found his niche.
- Asmongold (https://twitter.com/Asmongold): Zack, better known as Asmongold, is a recognized and successful content creator from the World of Warcraft community and has also become one of the top five most watched channels on the platform.
- JakenbakeLIVE (https://twitter.com/jakenbakeLIVE): Los Angeles native jakenbakeLIVE is known as Twitch’s No.1 Outdoor Travel/“In Real Life” (IRL) streamer, with a passion for gaming – all-time favorite game being World of Warcraft (Vanilla through Cata).
- Kate (https://twitter.com/helloiamkate): Kate is a Los Angeles-based streamer, cosplayer, and actor and has attended multiple conventions and cosplayed in tv shows and movies, such as Anime Crimes Division.
- Esfand (https://twitter.com/EsfandTV): Esfand is a WoW/IRL/Variety Content Creator and a leading streamer and influencer in the World of Warcraft: Classic scene.
- A Developer from Blizzard (To Be Determined)
“HyperX is excited to bring HyperX Kickoff to WoW Classic to fans in anticipation of the WoW Classic servers going live,” said Stephanie Winkler, strategic marketing, HyperX. “Fans can return to Azeroth and reminisce as they prepare to play WoW Classic.”
During the stream, HyperX will be giving away gifts and prizes. Event hosts and guests are subject to change. Additional event details are available here.