“Fix the game!”
Niantic CEO John Hanke had his remarks drowned out by shouting from angry fans who couldn't log into the game!
Pokémon Go has been out for basically just over a year, so it was time to up the 'popularity' and get some official 'fests' going to promote the mobile AR game more, and of course for players to have a chance to catch those 'rare' Pokémon that are so hard to find, but the first day of the Chicago Fest is not going well at all, combined with cell towers not able to handle the thousands and thousands of smartphones turned on at once in small area, and with Niantic's servers also unable to handle the load, the players that had traveled hundreds of miles for the fest, were left with that horrible thing 'call talking to humans' around them instead of staring at their cells.
So there you have it, massive mobile gaming all in one spot does not really work yet, as local cell companies can't handle the load!
NEWS SOURCE: Pokémon Go Fest Plagued With Server Issues (via) PolyGon