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TwitchCon Amsterdam cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

TwitchCon Amsterdam is the latest video games event to be cancelled due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus COVID-19.

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TwitchCon Amsterdam is the latest video games event to be cancelled due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus COVID-19.

Organisers of TwitchCon Amsterdam have decided to cancel the event – due to be held from May 2-3 – due to concerns around Coronavirus.

In a statement on the TwitchCon website, organisers say:

“We have been monitoring Coronavirus concerns and having weighed the potential health risks to our community we’ve made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel TwitchCon Amsterdam.”

“TwitchCon is the best weekend to be a Twitch fan. To say we’re disappointed you won’t be able to enjoy the show we’ve been building for you is a massive understatement. But the health and safety of our community, employees, and everyone else who has a part in making TwitchCon happen is, as always, our top priority.”

Attendees who have purchased a ticket will be refunded no later than March 20 via its original payment method. Cancellation confirmations will also be issued to the email address entered when the ticket was purchased.

Also, any accommodation booked through Twitch’s hotel block can be cancelled without charge. Attendees will need to contact RAI Hotel Services to cancel, either online or via an email to [email protected]

TwitchCon San Diego is still planned to go ahead in September.

TwitchCon Amsterdam is the second major gaming event to be called off within the last week. This year’s Game Developers Conference has been optimistically postponed until summer, although some related events will still be held in San Francisco this month.

Despite Coronavirus concerns – and various other mishaps – the ESA is still pressing ahead with its plans for E3 2020 in June, as are organisers of August’s Gamescom event in Europe.


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