Weekends are meant for play, and in 2019 we moved EA PLAY to Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 where players who came to the Hollywood Palladium got hands-on with our games. Apex Legends™, Anthem™, The Sims™ 4, new Battlefield™ V content, new EA SPORTS™ games all were there, with players getting hands-on access. We also had an exciting Star Wars™ experience that included an inside look at Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order™.
For players around the world watching EA PLAY online, we skipped the press conference in 2019 and replaced it with multiple live streams that aired on Saturday, June 8, bringing players more of what they told us they wanted - more gameplay and insights from the teams making the games. We also had content creators streaming live from our Creator’s Cave in the Hollywood Palladium.
To view a recap of everything EA PLAY 2019, including the live streams, trailers and behind-the-scenes photos, please visit https://www.ea.com/eaplay2019/#recap.
For those who attended EA PLAY at the Hollywood Palladium, we had a number of great experiences throughout the weekend.
First off, let’s start with the games. Apex Legends™, Anthem™, The Sims™ 4, new Battlefield™ V content, new EA SPORTS™ games all were there, ready for players to go hands-on. We also had an exciting Star Wars™ experience that included an inside look at Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order™.
In addition to access to games, we had a ton of fun planned for players, and here is a look at just some of the onsite activities:
Some of the top creators in the world were on hand at EA PLAY on June 8 and 9, 2019. See the list of creators below:
Pokimane is one of the world’s top female YouTube personalities and Twitch streamers. Recognized for her comedic style, enthusiastic personality and incredible skill at gaming, she quickly gained a large following on her channels. In 2018 she was nominated for Content Creator of the Year and won Twitch Streamer of the Year at the 10th annual Shorty Awards. Some of her favorite games are Battlefield™ V and Apex Legends™.
Actor, comedian, and leader of the YouTube group The Vlog Squad, David Dobrik offers viewers a peek into the hilarious antics that make up his life. He began posting Vines in 2013 and started his first YouTube channel shortly after. Currently Dobrik boasts a following of more than 12 million subscribers. He has won several awards including Shorty Awards’ Vlogger of the Year, and Kid’s Choice Awards Social Star.
Joey Graceffa is a successful author, actor and singer/songwriter who has gained more than 2.2 billion views combined between his two active YouTube channels. He is a big gamer and has made some of the most entertaining The Sims™ videos that can be found on YouTube. Joey has a charismatic and relatable demeanor which gives him the ability to connect with his audience on a deep and personal level.
Juanpa Zurita is a highly acclaimed Latin social-media influencer, actor and model who has won several MTV Millennial Awards. With more than 9 million subscribers, he is best known for YouTube videos of his adventures from all over the world. Juanpa is also a large proponent of humanitarian aid, and has created several campaigns to help struggling families in Somalia. Some of Juanpa’s favorite games are EA’s EA SPORTS™ FIFA titles.
Amanda Cerny is a model, actor, and content creator who has achieved over 25 million followers on her social media platforms. Her millions of followers have grown to love her for her talents as a content creator, creating hundreds of hilarious video skits, some of which she has collaborated with other well-known content creators. She has continued to expand her success in continuing to model, act, and starting new businesses.
Comedian, actor, and social media star – Andrew Bachelor, otherwise known as King Bach, has brought laughs to millions of his fans across the world with his creative sketches, unique social insights, and entertaining collaborations with other creators. His creative content and acting talents have led him to a strong career in acting in several TV series. He is a big fan of Madden NFL 19 where you can find him in Longshot.
As an artist of gaming presentation and humbling opponents, Dr Disrespect creates a new experience for his audience in all his streams with action-packed moments, the trolling of opponents, and passionate reactions to intricate gameplays. Sporting his iconic sunglasses, wig, and mustache, he has become one of the most recognizable streamers in the world with thousands of followers on several social media platforms cheering him on. Having played DII basketball in college, Dr Disrespect enjoys NBA Live and dominates at Apex Legends and Battlefield V.
Bringing in millions of views across two YouTube channels (TBNRFrags and PrestonPlayz) and his social media platforms, Preston Arsement is a 25-year-old gaming and YouTube star. Accompanied by his wife, BriannaPlayz, and hilarious friends, his high-energy approach to gaming and vlog challenges has made him one of the most popular creators to watch. Aside from his regular gaming regimen, Preston loves playing Apex Legends and EA SPORTS titles.
We had some amazing hosts for our EA PLAY live streams on Saturday, June 8. Here is a little more about each of them.
Greg Miller is one of the founders of Kinda Funny where he, and a cast of personalities, brings the world of gaming to life through podcasts, videos and live stream events. He developed a passion for video games at an early age and was previously PlayStation Editor at IGN and host of the popular Beyond! podcast and Up at Noon. Greg hosted the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order live stream and brought players inside EA PLAY throughout the show.
Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez is one of the most recognized eSports commentators in the world and is also a commentator for NBC’s “The Titan Games”. Before becoming a household name in esports, Mendez, a Bronx, N.Y., native, was a full-time social worker who competed in various action video games such as “Halo,” “Call of Duty” and “Gears of War” in his free time. Alex hosted both the Apex Legends and FIFA live streams.
Julia Hardy is an experienced TV Presenter, writer, radio presenter and live host, specialising in technology, video games and YouTube. Julia is currently BBC Radio 1’s Video Games Presenter where she explores the latest games, consoles and technology. She is passionate about supporting women getting into the industry, helping to host the Women in Games Awards and sitting on a host of panels aimed at getting women into technology and gaming. Julia co-hosted the Battlefield V live stream with EA’s Adam Freeman and hosted The Sims 4 live stream.
Adam Freeman is EA’s Community Manager for Battlefield. He’s been working with EA’s teams in Ireland, Guildford, and Sweden for close to a decade, and hosts Battlefield Weekly on Twitch.tv/Battlefield. At EA PLAY, he co-hosted the Battlefield V Live Stream with Julia Hardy.
Adam Rank is an analyst on Good Morning Football Weekend, NFL Fantasy Live and TNF First Look on the NFL Network. He also pens the popular weekly column, Unpopular Opinions, for NFL.com. He’s also the host of the Adam Rank Podcast. Adam has also served as a host of EA SPORTS Madden NFL Live, which provided the community with tips and tricks, Plays of the Week, Weekly Ratings updates and more. Adam hosted the Madden NFL 20 live stream at EA PLAY.
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