The incident occurred when Cenat, who has 6.5 million Twitch followers, intended to give away gaming consoles in Union Square. However, chaos ensued, leading to his brief live stream on the platform.
Piker, with 2.5 million followers on Twitch, expressed his belief that Cenat’s actions during the event could lead to his banishment from the platform. He also emphasized his hope that nobody would get hurt in the process.
During the incident, a large crowd swarmed Cenat, chasing him and causing havoc by standing on vehicles and throwing objects, including construction materials. Cenat’s entourage had to protect him as they made their way to Union Square amidst the chaos.
As of the time of reporting, there were no immediate comments from Twitch regarding the situation. It remains unclear what charges, if any, Cenat might face, but there were reports of “numerous” arrests made during the riot.