Amazon owned live streaming platform Twitch have announced the date and location for this years ‘TwitchCon’, the annual convention hosted to celebrate the platforms biggest and best creators and its community.
Last years event, held in Long Beach, California, saw some of the most famous streamers including Dr DisRespect and Shroud descend on SoCal, for a mix of meet and greets, tournaments, live shows, Q&A sessions and much more.
This year, the event will be hosted in San Jose, California, and will look to one-up the previous year. It is scheduled for the weekend of October 26th – October 28th.
There are little details of what will be going down at the event, but if last year is anything to go by, it will likely be headlined by the main keynote conference, with some juicy intel about future Twitch updates and new features, as well as possibly some all star style tournaments, such as last year’s H1Z1 competition.
We have something to share, and we think you’re gonna like it.
This year, join us for #TwitchCon on October 26-28 in (dramatic pause…) San Jose, CA!
— Twitch (@Twitch) February 28, 2018
A slew of top streamers took part in these tournaments, which attracted huge viewing numbers on the event’s live stream. Last year, those without tickets or the means to attend were able to watch much of the main attractions via Twitch’s own channel, and other companies set up their own channels for booths and promotions.
2017 TwitchCon was a massive success, inviting everyone from the big names to ’emote spammers’ along to attend.
“From the most established streamers, to those brand new to the scene, to the viewers, chatters, & emote spammers, we’ve all had a hand in creating something special. TwitchCon is a celebration of those stories and a showcase for the creators who will write the next chapters.”
Twitch have also announced that their will be ‘special hotel deals’, giving discounted rates to TwithCon 2018 ticket holders, details of which can be found right here.