TwitchCon’s Big Return To Europe

Amiel Rose Andres - July 26, 2022
TwitchCon’s Big Return To Europe

Records suggest that TwitchCon Amsterdam 2022 was a rousing success, bringing in more attendees over the course of the weekend than the first European edition in Berlin did in 2019.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it was the only incident of its kind since that time. Between July 15 and July 16th, around 14,500 individuals participated, which is an increase of 65% from the 9,500 attendees at the previous event. While the attendance was significantly lower than the 30,000–50,000 people that attended the American version of the event in San Francisco, San Diego, Long Beach, and San Jose between 2015 and 2022, it was still the largest in Europe. The Dream SMP reunion, the Twitch Rivals Ultimate Challenge III, the Drag Showcase, the Cosplay Contest, the Artist Alley, and other events attracted a large crowd of Twitch viewers.

The Community Meet and Greet with all the top streamers in attendance, including Thomas “TommyInnit” Simons, Hasan Piker, and Imane “Pokimane” Anys, was by far the event’s largest draw. 

There was some controversy surrounding the streaming event, though. Jidion Adams, a YouTube prankster, is accused of causing trouble by bothering TommyInnit and his followers; he was removed from the venue, but he denies this. However, that didn’t diminish the fact that everyone who came ended up having an amazing weekend. It raised the bar significantly for TwitchCon San Diego 2022, which takes place from October 7 to October 9.

The popular streaming convention TwitchCon will make its maiden appearance in Paris the following year when it travels there for the first time. Ever since TwitchCon debuted in 2015, the sector has exploded. The increase in attendance over the previous iterations is evidence of this trend.

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