Twitch introduced Thursday by way of social media that TwitchCon San Diego has been canceled as a result of COVID-19. The occasion, which promotes and celebrates content material creators from its streaming platform, canceled the occasion as a result of pointers put in place by California Gov. Gavin Newsom prohibiting gatherings of 250 or extra folks. The rules require gatherings of this measurement or higher be canceled or postponed to keep away from the unfold of COVID-19.
An replace on TwitchCon San Diego and what comes subsequent. pic.twitter.com/ft2P5gtRX2
— TwitchCon (@TwitchCon) June 18, 2020
Final March, TwitchCon canceled its Amsterdam occasion that was scheduled for Might 2-Three due to the identical well being issues surrounding COVID-19.
Twitch famous that there’s a chance that the Amazon-owned firm is different methods by which to create an alternate occasion that will undoubtedly be achieved on-line. Whereas no particular particulars got, the announcement states extra data shall be forthcoming.
Final 12 months’s TwitchCon occasion held in San Diego noticed greater than 28,000 folks take part within the biannual online game streaming cultural conference.