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.
Because no fun was ever had by NOT going into an interdimensional portal.
Step inside with us.
GlitchCon – 11.14.20. pic.twitter.com/Sc3Su8jIpO
— Twitch (@Twitch) November 2, 2020
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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