Are you kidding me? It was made for viewers to attend. People donate hand over fist because it makes them feel “close” to the streamer, like they are “friends”. I can go to the local Bada Bing and use my dollars to feel just as important from someone just as qualified to entertain. Popular big name streamers are given big booths just so people can line up for hours and get a selfie and an autograph (OMFG MY LIFE IS COMPLETE I MET MANVSGAME LIKE 8,000 OTHER PEOPLE DID). They’ve been doing it at gaming cons for over a year, now they just want their own piece of the pie. It’ll become just like the Speed Run events, a chance for twitch streamers to get drunk and party, sell autographs and twitch merchandise.
Like I said in our last thread. I see a great networking possibility, I won’t deny that in any way. Great tips can be obtained and shared among the TeamStrats group to make them stronger streamers. My biggest issue is that this is a completely unnecessary convention that will turn into a big circle jerk ego fest. I sure hope Twitch has big hallways so those streamers can get their heads through the doors.