The convention has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Twitch shared the news on Twitter, writing in a statement that it made the decision to cancel TwitchCon over health and safety concerns associated with the pandemic.
“Over the past few months, we have continued to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic with TwitchCon San Diego weighing on our minds,” the statement reads. “Due to restrictions on large gatherings and ongoing concerns for the health and safety of our community, the Twitch team, and the local San Diego community, we have decided to cancel TwitchCon San Diego this fall.”
An update on TwitchCon San Diego and what comes next. pic.twitter.com/ft2P5gtRX2
— TwitchCon (@TwitchCon) June 18, 2020
TwitchCon San Diego was set to occur from 25 to 27 September. While the streaming site had announced this past March that it would be cancelling its Amsterdam event, it had not revealed updated plans for the San Diego convention until 18 June.
Despite cancelling the in-person event, Twitch has not ruled out another avenue through which it could take place, writing: “While we can’t gather in person, we’re exploring ways that we could join forces in an alternate dimension later this year. We’ll keep you posted.”
Those wishing to learn about future updates can follow TwitchCon on Twitter.