After Twitch announced new COVID-19 standards for TwitchCon San Diego 2022, well-known Twitch streamer NICKMERCS announced his own community meet-up, which will not require a mask or vaccinations.
Only a few minutes before he finally responded, TwitchCon San Diego 2022 declared it will be changing its health code rule. The livestreaming conference changed its procedures to now require masks as well as either proof of immunization or a recently negative COVID-19 test as a response to worried fans.
Even while Twitch’s announcement received a mainly favorable response at first, the convention’s choice has generated a lot of discussion. Particularly NICKMERCS, a Twitch streamer, objected to the adjustment. Nick responded to Twitch’s news with “L,” joining a wave of other FaZe Clan content creators. The co-owner of FaZe Clan quickly tweeted his own community meet-up announcement after reacting.
Nick said; “The MFAM and I will be doin’ our thing down in SD, it’ll be poppin’ all weekend. Already spent over $300K with more to come. No mask requirements, no vaccine requirements at our events. Do you, and we’ll see ya there.”
Positive responses to Nick’s statement came from his followers and prospective meet-up participants, many of whom are regretting TwitchCon’s recently implemented COVID-19 restrictions.
Nick will sign an exclusive streaming contract with Twitch in October 2021, but his upcoming meet-up is not a Twitch-sanctioned event, so it’s not clear if he will still attend the official livestreaming event.