Yesterday, Twitch announced on Twitter that TwitchCon San Diego will be canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety concerns. Earlier this year in March, they also canceled TwitchCon in Amsterdam. While many restrictions in California are being lifted, mass gatherings are still prohibited.
“We are gutted that we won’t be able to see you all of you in person to connect and show you what we’ve been creating for you over the past year.”
In 2019, upwards of 28,000 people attended TwitchCon at the San Diego Convention Center. This year, the event was scheduled to take place September 25-27. While Twitch cannot hold the convention, they imply there may be other ways to “join forces,” perhaps something such as an online event.
When announcing the cancellation of TwitchCon in Amsterdam, Twitch tweeted “TwitchCon is the best weekend to be a Twitch fan.” It is evident that fans are saddened by the cancellation of both conventions, but they are also understanding.