TicThe latest TwitchCon has made a lot of news lately, but it wasn’t all positive, such as an interview with a security guard who worked on the recent event who shared disturbing allegations about attendee behaviors throughout. of the agreement. The convention brings together viewers and streamers on the popular streaming site in an environment where fans can have the chance to meet some of their favorites. It also allows creatives to network and develop their own personal brands, attend many unique panels, and participate in events. One streamer even broke his back at a supposedly safe TwitchCon event.
The very first TwitchCon was hosted by Twitch in 2015 at the Moscone Center, located in San Francisco, California. It attracted around 20,000 players and has been growing ever since. For those unable to attend in person, the panels were streamed online. The following year, the second event moved to its current location, the San Diego Convention Center, where Comic-Con also takes place. Over 2 million viewers tuned in for TwitchCon alone. With thousands of attendees, staff would no doubt encounter their fair share of problems.
On Livestream Fail Reddit, a user shared a video posted by Twitch streamer jaystreazy, describing a brief interview with a security guard who worked at TwitchCon this month. The unidentified employee expressed his sense of relief that TwitchCon was over and he was cleaning up the room. When asked why the security guard said staff were verbally abused throughout the convention and attendees were not following the rules. In addition to Twitch having issues at its in-person events, it’s also encountering a lot on the platform, such as hosting mode being turned off.
The thread, which already has 4.5,000 upvotes and hundreds of comments, seems to have mixed reactions to this clip which has been viewed over 200,000 times. From some disgusted to others not surprised that Twitch viewers behave the same way in person as they do online. The security guard also remarked that many of them seemed extremely “straightforward” and unsure how to behave in social settings, such as trying to use a crowded elevator to get up.
Others in attendance shared experiencing similar inappropriate interactions with fans from a guest perspective, such as being kissed on the cheek by a fan during a photoshoot. Moreover, according to the security guard, his colleagues have faced similar and worse situations and were shocked at the level of disrespect. Rude behavior is still a major problem on Twitch, as more than 4 million bot accounts were created in the last month to simply troll online streamers. Twitch has yet to respond to these recent allegations of verbal abuse against employees at TwitchCon 2022.
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