LOS ANGELES, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rock ‘n Roll icons KISS will perform the opening number of the first annual TV special paying homage to gamers, the Gamers’ Choice Awards. Top gamers including Ninja, DrLupo, and TimTheTatman, as well as streamers, YouTube stars and stars from music, TV, film and sports will celebrate the medium and its icons.

KISS begins their final tour, the End of the Road World Tour, on January 31, 2019 in Vancouver after a 45 year stellar career. The Hall of Famers have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and have planned the tour and special experiences to thank their fans for their loyalty over the years.

The same producers who created the Teen Choice Awards are behind the Gamers’ Choice Awards, with winners determined by the public via online votes. The response far exceeded expectations, with over 2.1 million votes cast.

The show is hosted by VH1 personality Carrie Keagan and Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham, gaming expert and the face of Twitch.com.  Snoop Dogg, Terry Crews, Tony Hawk, Tom Green, Tara Lipinski, Jordan Fisher, Chandler Riggs, Felicia Day, Chuck Lidell, Camilla Luddington, Rhett McLaughlin,  Link Neal, Tito Ortiz, Lil Yachty, are among those who were in attendance.

The one hour special airs on CBS-TV on Sunday, December 9 immediately following the NFL game. The pre-show red carpet and other festivities will be streamed live via Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gamerschoice_tv, FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/gamerschoicetv, and on the show’s website www.GamersChoice.tv.

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