the gamescom 2022 lured over all 265,000 visitors to the Rhine metropolis of Cologne and despite lower numbers than in 2019 (373,000 participants), the Cologne Fair put another remarkable convention on its feet. We take our hat off to this achievement!
However, not all gaming fans who choose between the August 24 and 28, 2022 at gamescom go home with a positive feeling. To the chagrin of those arriving.
We already reported about the Participation of many influencerswho were also there and for example one show host an appearance at one of the stages lay down autographs gave or what MontanaBlack strolled through gamescom.
That this problematic must be, the streamer noticed pretty quickly in his live stream on Twitch.
But he first looks for the mistakes with the fans, who, according to statements like in Trance move behind him would without there being a real one added value for the pursuers offer. You would only have “a video or photo for social media in mind”very selfish.
However, he didn’t mean it badly, as he later emphasized. And despite the Problems that such a tour triggers, Monte is obviously impressed by the encouragement of the bawling crowds.
However, the whole thing has another catch, quite apart from the streamer’s condition and that is the damaged condition of the other participants.
No fun at gamescom because of injuries, fear and homophobia
If a real one YouTube and Twitch giant how MontanaBlack marches across gamescom makes for that stir. And not only that. In his live stream we see around the 30 to 40 security staffwho have to take care of the streaming star.
The aforesaid tour is the resultant circle around the personand the space required for it is so large that other visitors suffer from such an action.
And that only seems logical. Of the gamescom saturday, on which the action took place, was completely sold out. That means, even without such an occurrence, the corridors between the halls completely overcrowded.
And that especially affects the people who are not chasing after the social media star – who often have nothing at all to do with the topic of YouTube or Twitch.
For example write Jennifer S from the PlayCentral community on Facebook:
“[…] Suddenly everything escalates just because he’s walking around there and you still have to be careful not to be boxed away by security because you happened to be standing there. Gamescom will meet more and more streamers and influencers.”
However, the matter takes on completely different spheres if we follow the words of Twitter users GameGecki listen. Gecki complains in public and tells about his frightening experience. He has experienced physical altercations, verbal abuse and even homophobia.
While eating behind Hall 8, Gecki’s group was surprised by the Monte community, who “squeezed, pushed and insulted” them.
be further Lines like at the Fordzilla booth completely muddled up in Hall 8 when “MontanaBlack came to the stand.”
It should be said that the visitors* are not uncommon up to 6 hours standing in line at a booth to try out a publisher’s latest game.
“Fordizilla booth security around Montanablack was overwhelmed with the crowd and security around MontanaBlack […] was more interested in keeping people out of the Creator than in protecting bystanders from harm and estates from destruction.”
Next is the talk of physical injuries such as bruises and that the members of the Monte community had not shown any insight. they were climbed onto standswould have people hurt and not a few offended people on their way.
Also the YouTube icon Jasmine Gnu speaks up in this context and says:
“I’m so sorry 🙁 My colleague was also thrown to the ground when people ran past and two security guards were injured. Bitter”
Her friend would also have “bruised” afterwards. Many users confirm the influencer’s dangerous action under this posting and so GameGecki’s statements are obviously all true.
Bitter for MontanaBlack: Many now accuse MontanaBlack and its community of indictment, since the words in GameGecki’s narrative homophobia fall. Many homosexual couples have been insulted simply out of sheer hostility.
Is there a solution? the user Daniel K from the PlayCentral community advises public figures to “rather on another day like the day for exhibitors and media representatives”so the trade visitor dayto march across gamescom.
Christian Baur, Head of gamescom, is already in the picture. According to the statement, he and his team would like to take a closer look at the action. He approved on twitter:
“Oh shit. Let’s take a closer look at that. There is no place for violence or homophobia/intolerance at gamescom”
What do you think of the problem that other visitors could suffer from the presence of an influencer? Feel free to write it in the comments and discuss with us.