GAMING FOR INCLUSION 2022!
Congrats to our winners: Samuel Gonzalez (IL), Trevor Long (MO), Spenser Praska (IA), and Mason Rice (CO)!! Cheer them on as they compete side by side with celebrities in the Celebrity Showcase on September 17th at 10am PT/ 1pm ET on Xbox’s Official Twitch Channel.
Meet our Celebrity Guests
Gaming for Inclusion Shoutcasters
This year, Gaming for Inclusion will include a leadership opportunity for three Special Olympics athletes to become shoutcasters and hosts for the Celebrity Showcase: Jose Moreno from Special Olympics Illinois, Amber Gertsch from Special Olympics Utah, and Ben Gregory from Special Olympics Indiana. As a shoutcaster, each athlete traveled to Redmond, Washington for an immersive two-day training on Microsoft’s campus. Each athlete learned from some of the best in esports and gaming, developing skills such as how to analyze a game, provide commentary during a livestream, and interview athletes and celebrity guests. Now, not only can people with intellectual disabilities participate by playing in the tournament, but they will also be represented by three of their peers on camera for the livestream events showing that there are no limits to what can be achieved. Amber, Ben, and Jose will be shoutcasters and hosts for the Gaming for Inclusion tournament on September 10th and the Celebrity Showcase on September 17th – tune-in to support them!
The tournaments will offer machine captioning in English, as well as live American Sign Language and human-driven Audio Descriptions.