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How to watch TwitchCon online: GlitchCon schedule, events, more

Published: 14/Nov/2020 21:45 Updated: 14/Nov/2020 21:52

by Bill Cooney

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In 2020 most scheduled live events have been either cancelled or moved completely online, and it seems TwitchCon 2020 will meet the same fate after an announcement on Nov. 2.

TwitchCon is that one time of year where you can find most of the top streamers on the platform gathered together in one place, and as a result, it’s often a straight-up goldmine for content.

That will all change this year though, as due to ongoing events, Twitch has decided to cancel the in-person convention and hold a digital one entirely online called GlitchCon instead.

A ton of events, not just video game and esport-focused ones, have been forced to move online this year, but TwitchCon is a very interesting case because it’s the one time of year where viewers can hope to meet their favorite streamer in person.

That obviously won’t be possible this year, and exactly what Twitch is planning for GlitchCon remains unknown, but we should hopefully know more by the time it starts on November 14.

When and where to watch Glitchcon

GlitchCon officially begins on Saturday, November 14 at 12:00 PM EST/9 AM PST with its opening announcements. The event goes throughout the day and night and ends at 12:00 AM EST/9:00 PM PST.

GlitchCon will take place on four different Twitch channels, with each different channel airing different events at scheduled times throughout the day. Here’s where you can watch:

Twitch

  • 12:00 PM EST: This is Glitchcon
  • 1:20 PM: Cosplay Contest: Multiverse Edition
  • 3:40 PM: Glitchrun w/GDQ
  • 5:10 PM: Guess the Gamer Presented by Verizon
  • 7:10 PM: Austin Talent Show: GlitchCon Finals
  • 9:10 PM: The Robot Games w/Boston Dynamics’ Spot
  • 11:10 PM: GlitchCon Afterparty

TwitchPresents

  • 1:15 PM: Artist Alley Showcase Presented by Adobe
  • 2:20 PM: Loot House Part 1
  • 3:10 PM: The Kenny Beats Battle Extravaganza ft. MixedByAli
  • 5:10 PM: Artist Alley Showcase Presented by Adobe Part 2
  • 6:10 PM: Loot House Part 2

TwitchGaming

  • 1:10 PM: Cyberpunk RPG: Chat Plays Pen and Paper Part 1
  • 3:10 PM: Let’s Make a Game Part 1
  • 3:40 PM: Cyberpunk RPG: Chat Plays Pen and Paper Part 2
  • 5:10 PM: Let’s Make a Game Part 2
  • 5:30 PM: The Weekly: GlitchCon Edition
  • 7:10 PM: Let’s Make a Game Part 3
  • 7:30 PM: End of a Console Era: Requiem for the PS4 and Xbox One
  • 8:40 PM: Let’s Make a Game Part 4

TwitchRivals

  • 1:05 PM: Super Team Showdown
  • 1:30 PM: Super Team Showdown ft. Fortnite
  • 4:00 PM: Super Team Showdown ft. League of Legends
  • 6:20 PM: Super Team Showdown ft. Valorant
  • 9:10 PM: Super Team Showdown ft. Fall Guys
  • 10:30 PM: Super Team Showdown ft. Fall Guys Final Rounds

There are plenty of different events to line your day, and you may need to have multiple windows pulled up to catch them all! Be sure to mark down the times for your must-see events.

With travel lockdowns being put into place, a lot of fans wouldn’t be able to make the trip to an actual TwitchCon, so this fully-online experience should let everyone participate no matter where they are.

TwitchCon
Twitch
TwitchCon will be replaced with the 100% online GlitchCon for 2020.

Sadly this means you won’t be able to get xQc’s autograph, buddy it up with Tyler1, or wait in line to see Pokimane since everything is now taking place in the digital realm, so it will be interesting to see how Twitch gets streamers both big and small along with their communities involved for the new event.

Be sure to check out all the festivities and stay up to date for more news and stories with Dexerto.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.