As part of the festivities at TwitchCon, which started on Saturday and run through Monday, there is a foam pit, which streamers jumped into after having a fight on some elevated platforms, gladiators-pattern. Some of them were seriously injured.
Adriana Chechik He suffered the most worrying injury, which you can see in the video below (first shared by chimpanzee clip), where she jumped off a small platform, split her legs and landed on the tailbone, before rolling over and saying “I can’t get up”. Shortly thereafter, you can hear an announcer saying “No no, she’s fine.”
You are not okay! Chechik later tweeted, “Okay, I broke my back in two places and am having surgery to put in a meter rod for support today. Send your support. When it rains it rains and I definitely feel the rain now.”
after her injury –And an invitation to others to come forward from her friend EdyBotwho was the other person who jumped in the video above who said he also hit her back – others have shared reports of injuries they said they suffered in the same hole, such as a dislocated knee:
Another injured person appeared:
While those present say that the pit remained open although others were injured prior to Sheshik’s serious injury, and that it was opened again shortly thereafter, The Washington Post Nathan Grayson says The attraction – a promotional collaboration between Intel and Lenovo – has since been closed due to infections but also because attendees who used it were “rule-breaking”.
Attendees like EdyBot say the likely cause of the injuries is the shallowness of the hole; She describes it as “like three cubes deep,” while Grayson says “the hole itself goes up a little past my knees” and that it’s “shallow.”
This is clearly visible in the video above; The foam pit is supposed to swallow you up, but these guys bounce back really hard and fast after landing.
We’ve reached out to Twitch for comment on the situation, and will update if we hear back.
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