If you happened to be in the Long Beach area last weekend (Oct. 20-22) you may have noticed a sea of purple as people surrounded the Long Beach Convention Center decked out in their favorite Twitch gear for the third annual TwitchCon.
Hosted by Twitch, which is more than a live social streaming platform with 15 million daily active users, it’s a community for the culture of video games and has grown since it’s conception in 2011 to the largest in this industry. With over 2 million creators broadcasting every month the content ranges from video games, music and creative art.
“TwitchCon is a celebration of the Twitch community with a focus on the creators, the publishers, moderators and developers,” said Chase from Twitch’s public relations.”There is a broad community of all the fans who watch what they do and support their content.”
According to Chase, this year’s TwicthCon surpassed last years attendance of 35,000 by 40 percent, meaning there were almost 50,000 people over the three days. With so many things to do like, buying merch, watching live invitational tournaments, playing old school games in the Twitch Arcade, testing your gaming skills on a variety video games, food trucks, meet and greets with their favorite streamers and lots of free merchandise, it seemed like three days wasn’t enough.