Twitch is bringing it's annual celebratory festival to Europe for the first time ever in 2019, as an additional event to the traditional California based convention held each year.
Following the conclusion of TwitchCon 2018 in San Jose, CA, Twitch says they "couldn't wait a year to do it all again", and so will be bringing the convention to Berlin on April 13-14, 2019.
The event will take place at the CityCube in the German capital, and is to be the same format as TwitchCon in the US, inviting streamers, fans, developers and commercial partners to celebrate everything that Twitch has to offer.
Bringing the convention across the pond has been a big request from European Twitch fans, but also streamers who perhaps can't afford the time or money to make the trip to enjoy the festivities so far afield.
Content for the event will "tailored" for English, German and French, with subtitles and interpreters on hand when possible.
In the event FAQ's, Twitch says the event will be "open to everyone", despite Germany's "strict age restrictions for gaming and gaming events" and they will be working closely with USK, the German regulator for video games classification.
Now that #TwitchCon 2018 is over, we knew we couldn’t wait a whole year to do it all again. So we’re not going to.— TwitchCon 2018 (@TwitchCon) November 21, 2018
Say “Hallo” to TwitchCon Europe, coming to Berlin in 2019: https://t.co/9OqQ0E77sa pic.twitter.com/ZVcmS8lUQa
Attendees are yet to be announced, but it is likely that a number of popular US based streamers will also make the trip, giving their European fans a better opportunity to meet them.
At the very least, it should avoid another mishap like when Swedish Twitch streamer 'Jellyzaur' accidentally travelled to the wrong San Jose (in Costa Rica), when attempting to attend TwitchCon 2018.
Dates for ticket sales have not been announced yet and pricing is not yet final, but Twitch aims to provide options such as one or two day passes.
With an amazing TwitchCon 2018 behind us, we just knew we couldn’t wait an entire year to do it all over again.
So we’re not going to.
In 2019, make room for a second TwitchCon! On 13-14 April, join us in taking over the CityCube Berlin in Germany for the first-ever TwitchCon Europe. It’ll be the same celebration of creators, fans, and everything else we love about Twitch -- but much, much closer to our European community.