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Latinx In Gaming Events Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Partners Nintendo, Niantic, Riot Games, Unity, Activision Blizzard, PlayStation support underrepresented creators; grant applications now open

Latinx in Gaming invites gamers of all backgrounds to celebrate all things Latinidad during Hispanic Heritage Month, Thursday, September 15th to Saturday, October 15th 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, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd. The event combines a Latin talent show and developer showcase to raise funds for educational programs, scholarship opportunities, grants, and investor panels, plus 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 20th, 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, October 7th to Sunday, October 9th, for limited-time merch and a chance to meet the team at networking events.

“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.”

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Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with more than 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. With a career spanning from the first PlayStation to the latest in VR, he's proud to be a lifelong gamer.

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