Popular streaming platform Twitch has announced that TwitchCon 2023 Paris will proceed as planned, despite the ongoing riots in the city. The company clarified that the riots were not centered around the event venue, the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. The protests began after a police officer shot a 17-year-old in a Paris suburb. While Twitch is monitoring the situation closely, they assure participants that the event will not be affected.
TwitchCon 2023 Paris to Proceed Amid Riots: Concerns Over Safety
However, concerns about safety remain among attendees. Many are worried, despite the riots primarily occurring in a different part of the city. Kick ambassador Tyler “Trainwreckstv” criticized Twitch, suggesting that the platform hopes participants will cancel the event themselves, saving Twitch from financial losses. Tickets for TwitchCon Paris range from €75 for a one-day pass to €125 for a two-day pass.
Notable Content Creators Confirmed to Attend
Notable content creators such as Hasan “HasanAbi,” Lucas “Lu K,” Arbmeis, fishc0p, Nicholas “Sapnap,” Karl Jacobs, Austin “AustinShow,” and George “GeorgeNotFound” have confirmed their attendance. The event, scheduled for July 7 and 8, will feature musical performances, interactive sessions, a cosplay competition, and Twitch’s second drag showcase.
TwitchCon Paris marks the convention’s first visit to France. With expectations of higher attendance, previous events in Amsterdam attracted around 14,500 people, surpassing Berlin in 2019. However, the ongoing riots in various parts of Paris might impact the number of participants.
Twitch resumed live events last year following Covid-19 restrictions. Controversies arose at TwitchCon San Diego when a mask mandate initially faced backlash, leading to its revision. Additionally, a streamer injuring her back in San Diego’s famous foam pit drew attention.
In summary, TwitchCon Paris will proceed despite the ongoing riots. Concerns about safety persist among attendees. Notable content creators have confirmed their presence, promising a range of engaging activities. However, the riots may affect the expected attendance, while previous TwitchCon events have experienced their fair share of controversies.