LOS ANGELES — Sept. 8, 2022 — Latinx in Gaming invites gamers of all backgrounds to celebrate all things Latinidad during Hispanic Heritage Month, Thursday, Sept. 15 to Saturday, Oct. 15 as they host a plethora of events and celebrations including the return of the online UNIDOS event, appearances at TwitchCon, game development grants, and more, with support of some of the industry’s biggest names.
UNIDOS returns during Hispanic Heritage Month for a three-day virtual charity event sponsored by long-time partners Twitch, EA, Niantic, Ubisoft, and NZXT on Friday, Sept. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 2. The event combines a Latin talent show and developer showcase to raise funds for educational programs, scholarship opportunities, grants, investor panels, and an exciting game jam with more information to be disclosed soon. Tune in for daily live streams featuring developer roundtables, giveaways, game trailers, demos, Let’s Plays, cooking demonstrations, speedruns, and more.
Grant applications open today until September 20, 2022, to award $30,000 USD in total funding for content creation, game development, marketing, and engineering professionals, courtesy of sponsors Nintendo, Niantic, Riot Games, Unity, Activision Blizzard, and PlayStation. Grant recipients may use funds to cover travel expenses for conventions, take professional courses, upgrade equipment, and obtain licenses for professional training. In addition, NZXT, a global leader in custom PC building, will donate five PCs to winners who exhibit a passion for game development and the betterment of the games industry.
Stop by the Latinx in Gaming booth at TwitchCon in San Diego, located in the Main Exhibitor Hall in the Charity Zone, from Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9, for limited-time merch and a chance to meet the team at networking events. Visit Café Cultivar’s Latinx and Hispanic Streamer MeetUp on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at 2:30 PM PST, and the TwitchCon Salsero Happy Hour on Friday, October 7, 2022, at 5:00 PM PST. Embrace what makes the Hispanic culture rich and diverse, and build new connections with talent from all underrepresented backgrounds.
“Latinx in Gaming is a group of passionate people celebrating those of Latinx descent paving a path in the video game industry,” said Cristina Amaya, Founder, and President. “We have grown into a community of hundreds, all with the unified goal of making our voices heard. We’re grateful to our partners for aiding us in providing our community with educational programs and grants to fulfill their lifelong pursuits within gaming, it’s a dream come true.”
More announcements are to come between September 15th and October 15th, alongside additional surprises. The team is excited to see all the talent in their community this Hispanic Heritage Month at the third annual UNIDOS charity stream.
For more information about Latinx in Gaming, please visit the official website, join the Discord community, and follow @LatinosinGaming on Twitter, Twitch, and Facebook, and search for #LatinxinGaming on social media.
About Latinx in Gaming
Latinx in Gaming is a nonprofit (501c3) organization connecting Latines across the gaming industry worldwide to promote cultural appreciation and representation in games and related content, providing a platform for Latinx community members to elevate each other and themselves. They are a recipient of the Global Gaming Citizen Award at The Game Awards in 2021.