Streaming platform Twitch has revealed plans to live-stream a competitive gaming event from the White House on December 12.
The event is called Competitive Gaming Convening, and Twitch is hosting it to “raise awareness on the importance of health insurance” in the lead up to the December 15 deadline for January 1 coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The stream will run from 4PM-8PM ET and feature competitions in various games. A number of prominent streaming personalities have been confirmed to appear, including ActaBunniFooFoo, Annemunition, bijoudemi, darkness_429, Elspeth, imcoty, LifeWithLaughs, Okaydrian, and thatchickparker. Justin Wong has also been confirmed to play against Mike Ross in a Street Fighter V showmatch commentated by Gootecks.
The four-hour event will be streamed live on this Twitch channel. It will be the first time the White House has hosted an esports and gaming marathon.
“We appreciate how the White House has recognized the power and passion of our community,” said Brian Petrocelli, product marketing manager at Twitch. “Their desire to present the Competitive Gaming Convening to promote health coverage enrollment exemplifies how they continue to have their hand on the pulse of the younger generation. We share their enthusiasm since we also see the value of health coverage and encourage everyone to explore their options.”