TwitchCon Amsterdam Canceled due to Coronavirus Concerns

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TwitchCon Amsterdam Canceled due to Coronavirus Concerns

TwitchCon Amsterdam will not be going ahead amid fears of the spread of Covid-19.

Twitch has announced they'll be cancelling their next event, TwitchCon Amsterdam, due to the fears surrounding coronavirus. The virus continues to cause problems at sporting events and gatherings across the globe; with TwitchCon Amsterdam the latest event cancelled.

“…We’ve made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel TwitchCon Amsterdam.” Twitch said, explaining they made the decision after monitoring the virus and weighing the potential health risk to the community.

TwitchCon Amsterdam joins a growing list of events canceled in the past months. The RLCS, LPL (which has since resumed in an online capacity), Overwatch Homestands and LCK all being affected by the virus.

According to Twitch they'll be issuing refunds for tickets before March 20th. Ticket holders can expect an email confirming the situation. This also applies to attendees who’ve booked hotels via Twitch and RAI Hotels Services via a separate email. Those booking outside of the above will need to seek separate solutions.

Twitch issued an official statement to fans: “TwitchCon is the best weekend to be a Twitch fan.” The statement reads. “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.“

No plans or future dates for TwitchCon Europe have been announced at this time.

TwitchCon Amsterdam Canceled due to Coronavirus Concerns
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.