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Get your game on... all summer long on YouTube Gaming

Watch summer’s hottest gaming events on YouTube Gaming.

From new game announcements to conventions, summer has always been one of the most wonderful times of the year for gamers — and this year will be no different! YouTube Gaming has your front row seat to the biggest game reveals, press conferences, charity competitions, and more. Your home for live streams and on-demand videos, will put all gaming coverage in one place, kicking off with Summer Game Fest and E3 2021 — an all virtual, reimagined experience!

I love the opportunity to bring the global gaming community together to celebrate our shared passion on YouTube. It'll be another record year for video games on the platform.”

Geoff Keighley Host and executive producer of Summer Game Fest

Summer Game Fest

June 10 at 11 a.m. PT /  2 p.m. ET

Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live, hosted by The Game Awards' Geoff Keighley, will stream live on YouTube on Thursday, June 10 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. GMT. The show will feature: over 30 exclusive video game first looks and announcements -- including the world premiere first look at Season 4 of “Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War,” what's next from “Among Us,” the announcement of a new adventure from Gearbox and 2K; special guests, including Jeff Goldblum, Ginacarlo Esposito; and performances from Weezer, Japanese Breakfast, and the Sonic the Hedgehog Symphony Orchestra. Additional publishers participating in Summer Game Fest activities include Bandai Namco Entertainment, Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, PlayStation, Riot Games, Xbox and more than 25 others.

Tune in for all the action on

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E3 2021

June 12-15

For many, E3 is the most anticipated time of the year. And while we won't be meeting in person in Los Angeles this year, E3 will be reimagined as an all-virtual experience, giving video game fans everywhere a first look at must-see press conferences from the biggest names in gaming, product demos, developer interviews and more. The four-day virtual event starts on Saturday, June 12 and will feature digital presentations from major industry publishers, including Nintendo and Microsoft, panel discussions, celebrity appearances, exciting reveals and more. Catch up with all the action on

MCC Pride 2021: In Partnership with YouTube & The Trevor Project

June 26 at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET

In addition to highly anticipated game reveals this summer, YouTube Gaming creators are coming together for a live Minecraft competition. From Joey Graceffa, Smallishbeans, Vikkstar, SolidarityGaming, AyChristene to Dangthatsalongname, 40 gaming creators (10 teams of 4) from all around the world will live stream only on YouTube and compete in a series of Minecraft challenges with the goal of bringing awareness to mental health issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community. 

All donations from the livestream, including a $100,000 contribution on behalf of the winning team from YouTube Gaming, will benefit The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ youth in the U.S. Join us on June 26 at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET to cheer for your favorite creator and support this important cause. 

IGN’s Summer of Gaming

All summer


This year, IGN is bringing you a summertime digital video game event like never before! All summer long, IGN is hosting the biggest digital events, providing expert coverage, and teaming up with friends from around the gaming community to cover events like Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, every major moment from E3 and, of course, the IGN Expo. Tune in throughout June on the IGN YouTube Channel for more exclusive content, game reveals, and never-before-seen gameplay!


If, like us, you’ve been waiting all year for the biggest game reveals, we encourage you to sit back and get ready for an incredible virtual summer of gaming on YouTube! Tune in all summer long, clip live streams and rewatch every moment on the YouTube app on your phone, tablet, smart TV, or computer on

Get gaming!