Easy Allies in Concert is an annual live show held to celebrate the Easy Allies' anniversary on March 21. Through their first three anniversaries, they've held two concerts and a live version of their trivia RPG game show, Mysterious Monsters. For their fourth anniversary, they had to cancel their plans for their EZX live community stream and meet-up due to the 2020 global pandemic. The event transformed into a week-long streaming event titled EZX Digital. They followed it up with EZX Digital '21 for their fifth anniversary celebration.

First Anniversary – Easy Allies in Concert

Easy Allies celebrated their first anniversary on March 21, 2017 with the first Easy Allies in Concert live show. They held the event at Prospect Theatre in Los Angeles, California and invited members of the community to attend. The show included live music performances, premieres, and a look back at the first year of Easy Allies. Their first anniversary was also celebrated by the One Year Strong Mega Stream, a 12-hour live stream that featured a variety of games, video premieres, and announcements.


Second Anniversary – Easy Allies in Concert Revengeance

Easy Allies celebrated their second anniversary with Easy Allies in Concert: Revengeance on March 18, 2018. Held at Tommy's Place on the USC Campus in Los Angeles, California, the live show featured video premieres, live performances, and a celebration of Year 2 of Easy Allies.


Third Anniversary – Mysterious Monster Mash

For the third anniversary live celebration, they decided to forego doing another concert in favor of the Mysterious Monster Mash, a live version of the trivia game show. The show took place on March 23, 2019 at Tommy's Place on the USC Campus once again. They invited members of the community in the live audience to compete as contestants and wrapped up the show with a video game karaoke medley performed by Ian Hinck.


Fourth Anniversary – EZX Digital 2020

The global pandemic changed their plans for their annual Easy Allies anniversary celebration. While they previously held the Easy Allies in Concert live shows and Mysterious Monster Mash in prior celebrations, March 22, 2020 was the original date for EZX, a four-hour live community group stream to play games together in person with members of the community. The event transformed into EZX Digital, a 6-day online event with 8+ hour streams from March 22-27, 2020. Due to the stay-at-home order, the schedule shifted from a studio-focused event to playing individually at home.


Fifth Anniversary – EZX Digital '21

Following EZA's fifth birthday, a five-day event was planned on Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon following last year's first EZX Digital event. Starting on March 22, 2021, each day will feature extended bonus streams on top of their regular schedule, including the first Weekly Hunts session of Monster Hunter Rise with Ben, Ian, Huber, and Brad, and It Takes Two with Bloodworth and Jones, on top of the first Hall of Greats Induction of 2021, and much more.

A fundraiser will be hosted the whole week to produce even more content throughout the year. Progress will be charted across Twitch subs, Patreon pledges, and PayPal donations, with special rewards being delivered when certain goals are met in the form of new special features and big event live-streams.

Changes to the benefits on Patreon are also planned with additional features being added to their crowded-funding community. New t-shirts and posters are also being added to their merchandise catalog thanks to the continuing relationship with Rooster Teeth.

Easy Allies in Concert

Easy Allies celebrated their first anniversary on March 21, 2017 with the first Easy Allies in Concert live show. They held the event at Prospect Theatre in Los Angeles, California and invited members of the community to attend. The show included live music performances, premieres, and a look back at the first year of Easy Allies.

Their first anniversary was also celebrated by the One Year Strong Mega Stream, a 12-hour live stream that featured a variety of games, video premieres, and announcements.

Events

Easy Allies in Concert Revengeance

Easy Allies celebrated their second anniversary with Easy Allies in Concert: Revengeance on March 18, 2018. Held at Tommy's Place on the USC Campus in Los Angeles, California, the live show featured video premieres, live performances, and a celebration of Year 2 of Easy Allies.

Events

Mysterious Monster Mash!

For the third anniversary live celebration, they decided to forego doing another concert in favor of the Mysterious Monster Mash, a live version of the trivia game show. The show took place on March 23, 2019 at Tommy's Place on the USC Campus once again.

They invited members of the community in the live audience to compete as contestants and wrapped up the show with a video game karaoke medley performed by Ian Hinck.

Events

EZX Digital 2020

EZX Digital 2020 was the four-year anniversary celebration of Easy Allies and the first annual EZX Digital event.

The EZX event was originally planned as a four-hour community group stream for Sunday, March 22nd at the Hilton Anaheim where the Allies could play games together with members of the community. However, the live event had to be canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

EZX subsequently transformed into EZX Digital, a 6-day online event with daily 8+ hour streams from March 22nd to March 27th.

EZX (Community Group Stream)

Unlike previous anniversary celebrations, the Allies wanted to be more closely involved with the community rather than strictly performing like the Easy Allies in Concert and live Mysterious Monsters shows. The anniversary celebration evolved into a four-hour community group stream where attendees could drop their names into a raffle to play games with the Allies in one of four designated time slots. This was planned in conjunction with an informal Disneyland meetup on Saturday, March 21st and a local park meet-up on Monday, March 23rd.

After intense deliberation and feedback from the community in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made to cancel EZX.

EZX Digital (Studio)

Once the EZX live meetup was canceled, EZX Digital was planned as a 6-day studio event with daily 8+ hour streams. But with the increasing concerns of COVID-19, the leaders of Los Angeles issued an emergency "Safer at Home" order limiting non-essential activities. This caused a change in plans for EZX Digital to accommodate at home streaming.

The original plan included all nine Allies playing together on Sunday and Tuesday that also featured a Games Done Quick-style Super Mario Maker 2 relay with community level submissions. The EZX Challenge Bucket was to be featured throughout the week with 5-minute challenges submitted by the community.

Below is the original studio schedule for EZX Digital.

Original Schedule

Sunday March 22nd - All Allies

Monday March 23rd

Tuesday March 24th - All Allies

Wednesday March 25th

Thursday March 26th

Friday March 27th

EZX Digital (At Home)

After the "Safer at Home" order was issued for Los Angeles, the schedule and plans had to be adjusted so they could virtually get together from their individual homes. This included new software, workflows, and adapting to the varying home internet connections of each Ally.

Because Kyle wouldn't be able to play the Stream Team winner Mega Man Legends in the studio with the Allies, an amended Stream Team poll was submitted for a Kyle solo stream.

Below is the final amended schedule.

Amended Schedule

Sunday - 9 Hours, 9 Allies

Monday

  • 12 PM - Silent Hill 2 Enhanced Edition - Full Playthrough - Ian, Damiani, Huber

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

EZX Digital '21

EZX Digital '21 is the five-year anniversary celebration of Easy Allies and the second annual EZX Digital event.

Following EZA's fifth birthday, a five-day event was hosted on Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon starting on March 22, 2021.[1] Each day featured extended bonus streams on top of their regular schedule, including the return of Weekly Hunts with Monster Hunter Rise, It Takes Two playthrough with Bloodworth and Jones, the first Hall of Greats Induction of 2021, and much more.

New show premieres during EZX Digital '21 included Achieve It Yourself! Season 3 and a brand new show hosted by Brandon Jones about meditation and mindfulness titled Mindful Games. An update was also provided on Mini-Game Champions, with the rest of the series set to premiere following the season finale of Achieve It Yourself. A new monthly segment titled Trash Babies was also announced alongside the soundtrack discussion series, Soundtrack Club.

Changes to the benefits on Patreon were also planned with additional features being added to their crowded-funding community. New t-shirts and posters were also added to their merchandise catalog thanks to the continuing relationship with Rooster Teeth.[2] A fundraiser was hosted the whole week to produce even more content throughout the year. Progress was charted across Twitch subs, Patreon pledges, and PayPal donations, with special rewards being delivered when certain goals are met in the form of new special features and big event live-streams. By the end of EZX Digital '21, they surpassed their final $25,000 fundraising goal with a total of $26,358 raised for Easy Allies content and operations.

Announcements

The full announcement[3] was revealed at the start of EZX Digital '21.

Patreon Reward Tier Changes

Easy Allies updated the description for Patreon tiers with language that's easier to understand at a glance. New rewards include:

Fundraising Goals

Easy Allies held a fundraiser throughout the week and tracked progress across Patreon, Twitch, and PayPal donations to help with ongoing expenses, improve the studio, updating equipment, and plan future events. By the end of the Tiermaker finale, they surpassed their final $25,000 fundraising goal with a total of $26,358 raised.

An EZX Bonus Tracker[5] was posted on Patreon to collect all the bonuses as they are posted and to keep track of their ongoing status as they are being developed. The post will kept being updated until all bonus content has been completed.

$2,000 Kid Photos - Each Ally shows off 1-2 photos at Hall of Greats
$4,000 Pets Check In Video
$6,000 Ben Spends Money on Genshin Impact
$8,000 Ian and Don EZX Mario Maker 2 Race
$10,000 Ian Synth Stream
$12,000 Monster Hunter Movie Audio Commentary
$14,000 Patriot Watch Party on Twitch
$16,000 Super Mario Bros. The Movie Spoiler Mode
$18,000 Forbidden Easy Update Released
$20,000 Street Fighter Movie Spoiler Mode
$22,000 Easy Allies Favorite Food Reviews
$25,000 Easy Allies Puppet Spectacular



Full EZX Schedule

Mon Mar 22

  • 12:00 PM - Kickoff - Mario Kart 8
  • 1:00 PM - Magic: Legends
  • 3:00 PM - Resident Evil Outbreak
  • 5:00 PM - League of Legends
  • 6:00 PM - Chess

Tue Mar 23

Wed Mar 24

Thurs Mar 25

Fri Mar 26



Easy Allies
Specials

The Hall of GreatsEasy Allies AwardsEasy Livin'Easy Allies in ConcertEZX DigitalPatron Party 2020
Betting SpecialsOpinion YellThe Trial of Kyle BosmanBlack Jaguar: The RevenantDemo Days Gone By
Intramural TournamentsHearthstone EZA Open TournamentMagic the Gathering Fundraiser Tournament
One Year Strong Mega StreamBetter Stuff Before E3Game Day

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