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Get ready for the world's first livestreamed Total War: ARENA matchup!

Ella McConnell
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On Saturday the 23rd of May, the ESL studio in Cologne, Germany, will play host to the world’s first Total War: ARENA livestream event, giving fans the chance to see live gameplay from Creative Assembly’s massed battle strategy game for the very first time.

What is Total War: ARENA?

Total War: ARENA is a free-to-play team-based strategy games that puts players right in the middle of epic battles. Made from the ground up for multiplayer real-time strategy fans, Total War: ARENA utilises key elements of the Total War series’ award-winning design to allow two teams of ten players to go head to head for the all-important victory.

Who will be there?

The event will see the developers of Total War: ARENA showcasing the game as two teams formed of popular faces from the Total War community go head to head, with our very own Leigh “Deman” Smith to commentate the action live on the day.

When is it?

The event will run from 17:00 until 21:00 CEST on Saturday the 23rd of May at the ESL studio in Cologne, Germany.

Where can I watch?

As well as being able to tune in on Twitch, there are also a limited number of guest passes available for those who want to watch the action live at the studio.

If you want a chance to meet the developers, personalities and try Total War: ARENA for yourself, sign up over at Eventbrite - tickets are free and you’ll also be able to help yourself to unlimited drinks and snacks throughout.

For more information about the game and the event, head over to the Total War: ARENA Facebook page.

You can also sign up for the Total War: ARENA closed alpha here, also please bear in mind that the closed alpha is currently only available for those in European regions - US servers are coming soon!