With The Magnificent Seven coming out in theaters next Friday, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Twitch have teamed up to create an epic showdown featuring seven of the top Counter-Strike: Go online players. Fans can join in on the action as these seven gamers test their skills as Saviors vs. Bandits through a special Western-themed map.
This first-ever Counter-Strike: Go exhibition game will be a two-hour live event held on September 19, featuring seven of the most-followed players in the company’s history. These influencers have a combined reach of over four million followers with more than 200 million views on their channels. This ultimate showdown will be a true fan event that will allow viewers to interact with the seven gamers and suggest “handicaps” as they battle each other to become the last gamer standing.
The event will air live on Twitch as well as on www.Mag7Showdown.com and is hosted by GoldenBoy along with commentator John “Blu” Mullenm. It will also include special messages from film stars Chris Pratt and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and show exclusive footage from the film.
Elias Plishner, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Digital Marketing for Sony Pictures commented on the announcement:
Twitch has never before brought so many respected and skilled gamers with such a huge following together for a single game. As these seven face off, this is an unparalleled opportunity to bring the action, intensity and fun of The Magnificent Seven to millions of fans worldwide.
Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Faraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
Check out the trailer for The Magnificent Seven and prepare yourselves for the showdown!