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Twitch criticized over unattended drinks at TwitchCon party

Published: 27/Sep/2019 10:54 Updated: 27/Sep/2019 16:43

by David Purcell

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Twitch streamers are already raising concerns about the handling of TwitchCon parties, with the servings of alcoholic beverages being questioned right off the bat. 

The annual North America TwitchCon event is being held in San Diego, California, between September 27 and 29, giving streamers a chance to come together and connect with their fans. 

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Just like previous years, there will be an opportunity for meet and greet sessions, but as many viewers will know by now, many of their favorite broadcasters will be streaming IRL (in real life) while attending the parties held during the weekend. 

UnsplashTwitch streamers and viewers can’t believe how drinks are being served at TwitchCon.

On September 26, prior to the starting day of the event, Twitch streamer AnneMunition posted a photograph of how drinks were being served at a partners party – with fans and fellow streamers worrying about the lack of safety. 

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The picture, as seen below, shows a number of beers already poured and resting on tables, ready for people to pick them up. However, the streamer couldn’t help but notice that this could present some risks. 

“Pretty disappointed to be honest. I thought Twitch was starting to understand that some of us want the option of a quieter place for the partner party instead of a huge, loud party,” she tweeted. “This is a huge safety concern, how is this the way you’re serving drinks?” 

There are arguments to be made for this to be either an oversight or an overreaction, although there appears to be a general consensus in that any risks involving drinks being left unattended must be taken seriously at these parties. 

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Drinks being spiked with drugs is something people will very cautious about in these circumstances, and that’s been reflected by the reaction from AnneMunition and others. 

It isn’t just the streamers that are worried about the handling of alcohol, either, as viewers and their fans have also been discussing the matter on Reddit. 

One user posted: “Leaving open drink on a table is bad.. And complaining you want a quieter place to party during a once a year event is also bad,” which prompted a response from the streamer herself. 

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Anne Munition, InstagramAnne Munition clarified her concerns on Reddit as well, responding to users.

After admitting that it could be her age showing, she said: “The bigger issue is the drinks, obviously. It’s a huge health and safety concern and I’ve heard many stories from friends and other partners about being drugged at past partner parties. So I hope everyone was okay tonight.”

Many comments in the same thread agreed that this is an issue that must be addressed at TwitchCon parties moving forward, in order to prevent events – as described by AnneMunition – from happening. 

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xQc calls out Forsen after setting his record Minecraft speedrun time

Published: 14/Oct/2020 23:11

by Brent Koepp

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Popular Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel lost it after achieving an incredible Minecraft speedrun time. The former Overwatch pro hilariously called out fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors, and challenged him to beat his record.

For many, xQc has become the face of Twitch over the last two years. The former Overwatch pro is one of the most followed channels on the platform, and consistently pulls in 30-40k viewers each time he goes live.

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During his October 13 broadcast, the Canadian exploded in excitement after setting a new personal record when beating Minecraft. Celebrating, the 24-year-old called out Forsen and dared him to pass his speedrun time.

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The Twitch streamer celebrated beating Minecraft in a record time.

xQc challenges Forsen to beat his Minecraft speedrun time

Despite releasing over a decade ago, Minecraft continues to be one of the most popular games on Twitch. In 2020, streamers like xQc have been trying to beat the game in record time in front of viewers.

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After months of previous attempts – some that ended in disaster – the stars finally aligned for Lengyel on October 13 when he managed to complete the title incredibly fast.

Using the Nether bed trick to slay the Ender Dragon quickly, the former Overwatch pro was able to take down the final boss and achieve a speedrun record of just 33 minutes. “Holy s**t!” he screamed as beast died.

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Elated, the star exploded in celebration over his new time. “33! Beat that s**t!” He then hilariously called out Forsen who has also been speedrunning Minecraft. “Beat it, Forsen! Beat it! 33:49! Nearly sub-30!” he said, slamming his fists on the desk.

xQc challenged the fellow Twitch personality to attempt to beat his record. “Beat that, baby! Forget it. Forget variety, Forsen. It will take months to beat that s**t!  Forget the variety streams, dude.”

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According to Lengyel, everything seemed to just click and fall into place during his latest Minecraft run. He was even able to achieve a “perfect” kill of the Ender Dragon using his strategy, which he had been practicing in the past month.

On October 14, Forsen responded to the challenge simply stating, “Alright. Alright. Let’s do it!” Only time will tell if the Swede will be able to match or beat xQc’s incredible 33-minute time, but the rivalry has been entertaining to say the least.

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