This year’s TwitchCon brought together gamers and fans from around the world, physically and virtually, for an exciting weekend of gaming, meetups, creator camps, TwitchRivals and live entertainment.
For the first time ever, TwitchCon was held in Las Vegas to celebrate streamers, games, viewers, mods, cosplayers and the global Twitch community.
the time Opening Ceremony Twitch CEO Dan Clancy presented the latest updates to Twitch, including features like Stories, Alerts, and the Guest Star feature. He also previewed Twitch’s future development and announced more updates, including improvements to Stream Together, Shared Viewership and Ad Manager, AutoMod, and more.
Important announcements at a glance:
- Stream together: This feature allows up to six streamers to collaborate more easily while streaming on their own channels. The number of visitors is combined.
- The Story of Twitch: This new feature allows streamers to stay in touch with their community outside of their live stream.
- Advertising Tools Update: Twitch plans to update its advertising tools to give streamers more control over ads and insight into how their ads are performing.
- Automod improvements: Automod is an important moderation tool, and Twitch is experimenting with smart detection to tailor it to channels.
- Simulcasting Policy Update: Streamers can now stream on multiple platforms simultaneously.
In addition to these announcements, TwitchCon offered numerous program highlights:
- Twitch Rivals: With tournaments for games like Apex Legends and Minecraft, the importance of gaming on Twitch has been highlighted.
- VR Demo: Attendees had the opportunity to experience a VR demo of Meta Quest 3, including a gameplay preview of Asgard’s Wrath 2.
- TwitchCon LAN: In collaboration with Alienware, attendees were able to test the new Aurora R16 desktop and other devices.
TwitchCon also highlighted the importance of diversity and inclusion on the platform and introduced Unity Guilds, which advocate for underrepresented communities on Twitch.
Streamers and panels offer a variety of insights and discussions, from LGBTQIA+ streamers to tournaments for women and marginalized genders in esports.
TwitchCon remains an important event for the gaming community, providing a platform for gamers and streamers to connect and celebrate.