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TwitchCon 2019 San Diego dates and information announced

Published: 20/Feb/2019 18:46 Updated: 20/Feb/2019 19:21

by Wyatt Donigan

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With TwitchCon 2019 rapidly approaching, Twitch have just announced the dates and location for the 5th edition of the annual convention.

TwitchCon is one of the biggest conventions in all of video games, bringing together many of the most popular streamers and personalities on Twitch. 

On February 20, Twitch officially announced that TwitchCon 2019 will take place from September 27-29 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. California. 

TwitchCon 2019 marks the fifth time in as many years that the popular convention will take place in California. 

It will also be TwitchCon’s second stint in San Diego, with TwitchCon 2016 also taking place at the San Diego Convention Center. 

No other details besides the venue and date were announced, but Twitch assured fans that more details on ticket sales, streamer appearances, and programming schedules would be revealed in the coming months. 

While TwitchCon started out as strictly a convention filled with streamer meet-and-greets and panels on various streaming topics, it’s quickly become one of the premier destinations for high-level esports competition, as well. 

During TwitchCon 2018, there were major tournaments held for both Fortnite and Call of Duty: Blackout

With the recent release and popularity spike of Apex Legends, including Twitch’s own Apex Legends Twitch Rivals tournament, there’s almost no doubt that it will also be heavily featured during TwitchCon 2019. 

TwitchCon 2019 is sure to bring plenty of great competition to the table.

You can read the full press release from Twitch below: 

Twitch Brings TwitchCon 2019 Back to San Diego

Twitch, the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment, today announced its 5th annual TwitchCon event will return to the San Diego Convention Center on September 27-29, 2019. TwitchCon is an annual celebration of the Twitch community, spanning its streamers, their fans and moderators, as well as developers, publishers, and brands. The conference was previously held in San Diego in 2016.

To assist with accommodations at TwitchCon 2019, Twitch has secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms near the convention center. Since rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, attendees are encouraged to book early for the best selection and price through Twitch’s online booking system located at TwitchCon.com

Additional TwitchCon 2019 details will be shared in the coming months, including ticket sales, call-for-content, Partner appearances, exhibitors, programming schedule, and more. To receive TwitchCon-specific updates, visit the TwitchCon homepage to sign up for the newsletter or follow the TwitchCon Twitter feed.

Each year TwitchCon attracts tens of thousands of Twitch community members from all over the world. This year Twitch is also hosting its first TwitchCon Europe in Berlin.

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos

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YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”

 

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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”

 

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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.