Youtuber DanTDM is bringing a live show to Arena Birmingham on 6 July, which will translate his Youtube series into a live setting.
DanTDM has 21 million subscribers to his Youtube channel, where he posts videos of himself playing video games, presenting with a chatty, over-the-top style. Games he plays include Minecraft and Fortnite, often aimed at a younger audience.
That digital content will now be brought into a live setting with DanTDM Presents the Contest, which will see Dan presenting specially created games, animations and stories as he plays live to the audience.
The event is a unique proposition for live gaming – it is not a tournament or expo, but a kind of live storytelling exercise more akin to interactive cinema.
It is not the first time a Youtuber has created a live event to capitalise on their digital success, either. Fellow Youtuber Ninja held a New Year’s event in Times Square, New York at the end of 2018.
And Youtubers KSI and Logan Paul also held a much-hyped boxing match in August 2018 at Manchester Arena.
DanTDM Presents the Contest will kick off at The SSE Arena in Wembley, before heading to Manchester Arena, Arena Birmingham and Glasgow’s The SSE Hydro on Sunday, July 7.