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Pokemon Go Festival In Chicago

In Chicago, a festival had been arranged by Pokemon Go where 20,000 people attended to play. Unfortunately, because of some technical glitches most of the fans were unable to catch anything which led them to be very mad at the firm.

So, the firm offered refund to those fans who were disappointed by $100 in the form of the app’s in-game currency, Pokecoins.

The event was about catching some of the rarest monsters on the hugely successful app on Saturday.

But fans booed and chanted “fix our game!” and “we can’t play!” as executives from Niantic, the game’s creator, attempted to explain the problems.

They even had thrown a bottle at the presenter but luckily it was missed.

The game Pokemon Go was downloaded 750 million times since its launched on last Summer which generated more than $1bn revenue. The game required players to walk around the real world in order to find monsters in different locations.

Many fans gathered in Chicago’s Grant Park on Saturday with a hope to catch some rare species which were otherwise extremely rare or not available.

The tickets were sold in 10 minutes after going on sale, leading to many tickets being resold at almost 10 times their face value.

Mike Quigley, the firm’s chief marketing officer, told angry attendees, “We know that this is not the day that we had all envisioned. But we appreciate your patience.”

Fans had to wait 3 hours in the long queue because of the technical problems.

One fan tweeted, “This is the worst time I have ever had doing anything”. Later the fan left without getting into the event.

In an attempt to fix the issues, the company increased the radius of the event by a further two miles, meaning players could leave Grant Park in order to try and connect to the game and get access to the rare creatures.

And just before 6pm local time, attendees were told they would all get a Lugia – a Pokemon that had not been available on the game before, an announcement that drew big cheers from an otherwise dejected crowd.

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