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TwitchCon Amsterdam canceled due to Coronavirus concerns

Published: 6/Mar/2020 15:25 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 18:19

by Scott Robertson

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The TwitchCon Amsterdam events scheduled for the beginning of May has officially been canceled by Twitch, citing “Coronavirus concerns and potential health risks” to the community.

Yet another massive gaming/esports event has unfortunately been derailed by the outbreak of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. On March 6, Twitch announced that they had made the “incredibly difficult decision to cancel TwitchCon Amsterdam.

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In the statement, they said they had been monitoring the situation, but ultimately decided that the “health and safety of our community, employees, and everyone else is top priority. ”

The event was originally scheduled for May 2-3, 2020 at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.

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Twitch is offering full refunds to anyone who purchased a ticket, and cancellations are available until March 20. For people and companies who planned to exhibit at or sponsor the event, Twitch is offering them the full refund or the option to move their commitment to TwitchCon San Diego or TwitchCon Europe 2021.

Twitch’s Director of Creator Development, Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham acknowledged that canceling the event was sad, but necessary “given the state of things.”

The cancellation of TwitchCon Amsterdam is the latest in a string of gaming/esports events to be affected by the global outbreak of the Coronavirus. Twitch’s announcement comes just a day after Psyonix and Rocket League announced that their World Championships event in Dallas would be canceled due to the same concerns.

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Prior to that, Overwatch League homestands, the playoffs for the IEM Katowice CS:GO tournament, LCK and LPL matches, and even the Valorant gameplay capture event for influencers had all been derailed by the outbreak.

Other conventions are at risk as well, as the Game Developers Conference was “indefinitely postponed” and E3 is reported to be considering a cancellation as well.

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IEM Katowice concluded without a crowd in the Spodek Arena.

Reports surfaced that it could also affect the production of the next generation of consoles, meaning the possibility of the Xbox One X and the PS5’s release dates being pushed back.

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We will provide any further updates with information regarding rescheduling of Twitch Con Amsterdam, as well as any other developments in the gaming/esports world as a result of Coronavirus concerns.

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Small Twitch streamer gets emotional after PewDiePie donates to him again

Published: 15/Oct/2020 23:00

by Brent Koepp

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A small Twitch streamer became emotional after YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg donated to him. The personality thanked the star for bringing attention to his channel.

For many viewers around the world, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment over the last decade. The 30-year-old boasts 107 million YouTube subscribers in 2020.

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In September, the content creator went viral when he gave a small Twitch streamer his very first donation ever. And on October 15, the personality became emotional when the Swede donated to him for the second time.

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The YouTuber donated money to small streamers on Twitch.

Small streamer emotional after PewDiePie donates

On September 24, Twitch streamer BluWolfie123 was playing the wildly popular title Among Us when he received a donation from PewDiePie. Stunned and not sure if it was really the YouTuber, the personality exclaimed “That’s f**king insane. What the hell! It’s my first donation!”

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On October 15, the entertainer decided to donate to the streamer a second time. “This is the same [streamer] from last time. Hey, he grew in viewers, good for him!” Pewds said, as he donated another $100. Shocked, BluWolfie exclaimed, “What the f**k?!”

The Twitch streamer then asked if PewDiePie was watching him live, before thanking him: “Holy s**t, thank you! I wanted to say thank you. I commented on your last video, but it got buried. Yo, if you’re there, I wanted to say thank you before. I wanted to thank you directly. If you’re here, thank you! You’re f**king awesome! I can not thank you enough.”

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Kjellberg thanked Wolfie for his kind words and then told viewers to check out the user’s Twitch channel. “Check out BluWolfie, he’s so wholesome,” he said. The streamer further commented on the situation on his About page. “I got super lucky thanks to the Pewds and his community and I’m super happy.”

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Pewds also gave away money to several other small channels on the Amazon-owned streaming platform – a few of whom cried over the popular YouTuber popping in to watch their broadcast.

This isn’t the first time PewDiePie has donated money. For months, he has been donating all of his streaming subscriber money to various charities. In October, he sent a mental health charity $144k.