TwitchCon Amsterdam cancelled amid the growing coronavirus threat in Europe

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What you need to know

  • The COVID-19 virus continues to spread, especially in Europe.
  • The popular streaming service Twitch has decided to cancel their bi-annual TwitchCon.
  • The event was to be held from May 2-3 in Amsterdam.

With the coronavirus reaching nearly 100,000 cases across the globe, according to a report by CNBC, it's more important than ever to do anything you can to stay safe and healthy. Many events and conferences have already been canceled, and companies like Microsoft are encouraging employees to work from home. Twitch is the latest company to respond to the virus by cancelling their TwitchCon Amsterdam event.

This comes as an expected move with many other public events also meeting the same fate. Twitch notes that they're already working with vendors and attendees on issuing refunds, so hopefully people won't be too terribly affected by this decision. With cases of the coronavirus continuing to grow globally, travel, especially to crowded events, isn't a recommended course of action. While the news may be sad or frustrating for some, health and safety is always the priority.

Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.