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Now that the dust has settled and life at Twitch HQ has returned to ‘normal’, the entire Twitch Team would like to humbly and sincerely thank everyone who attended and tuned in to TwitchCon 2016! Hosting the 35,000+ attendees at the San Diego Convention Center was a blast, and we were thrilled to see over 2.2 million of you tune in online over the course of the 3-day event. But the love didn’t stop there. Collectively, the Twitch Community bled purple all across Twitter by adding over 160,000 tweets about TwitchCon.
There was a lot of tweet-worthy news announced during the Keynote Address and a lot of it launched during TwitchCon. We launched Twitch Prime, VOD uploads, chat badges, a Twitchified Curse app, increased transcode capacity, new ways to create and edit clips, with even more to come. For a full recap on our product announcements look no further than this very blog.
Couldn’t make it to San Diego and want to see what it was like at the Con? Or maybe you just want to relive some of your favorite moments and scenes? Check out the entire album of edited photographs from our photographer Robert Paul. From the Kappa Theater to Creative Corner, there wasn’t a dull moment and you all looked beautiful.
To celebrate the launch of Twitch Prime, Amazon ran a massive sub-drive benefiting GameChanger over the past week. We are happy to report that the community subscribed over 500,000 times during the drive raising $500,000 for this great cause. On top of that, Charity Plaza was packed all weekend with crowds watching over 70 Twitch streamers participate in the Tiltify Charity Decathalon. When all was said and done, the community raised over $55,000 for ten different charities. Thank you to all who donated and participated!
TwitchCon couldn’t have been TwitchCon without our many amazing sponsors, including our three Presenting Sponsors, Xbox, truth, and Amazon Game Studios. Thank you for helping to make TwitchCon special.
See you next year…
Thank you again to everyone who helped make TwitchCon 2016 the success it was, and although San Diego is still fresh in our minds, we’re already hard at work planning next year’s event. So stay tuned for details about when and where we’ll see you next year!