HBO GO crashed just as the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones was supposed to be aired, igniting fury among fans who were relying on the streaming service to watch the show.
Many subscribers of the entertainment company’s streaming program were disappointed at the unexpected hurdle they encountered during the much anticipated season opener of the Emmy-winning series.
In fact, according to Mirror UK, many GOT fans took to social media to express their fury at the unlucky timing that HBO GO happened to encounter technical difficulties just as the show’s Season 7 premiere was about to begin on July 16.
“I have waited over a year for Game of Thrones. And now HBO is not working. 2017, slayer of my dreams,” one of them wrote on Twitter.
After hundreds of subscribers sent their complaints over Twitter, HBO GO’s official tech support page on the microblogging platform admitted that they have been having technical issues with the streaming service, particularly for those who live in Latin America.
However, HBO GO users from different cities in the United States reported that they weren’t able to use the streaming service even though they do not live in the affected area.
Some even used familiar scenes from Game of Thrones to accurately express how they truly felt after realizing that HBO GO failed and that they won’t be able to watch the series premiere after waiting for more than one year since the Season 6 finale was aired.
— Tenshi (@tenshi_kun88) July 17, 2017
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 17, 2017
Others made fun of the situation by likening the situation in HBO GO’s tech support room at the time of the crash to a famous GOT battle sequence where Jon Snow is preparing to fight hundreds of foes in the “Battle of the Bastards.”
— Jamie Downie (@jwdownie) July 17, 2017
Tommen Baratheon’s suicide was also one of the most used GIFs in expressing how fans felt during the HBO GO server crash.
— Mike Inacay (@MikeInacay) July 17, 2017
As far as the social media posts indicate, users of HBO GO from Latin America were supposed to be able to watch the Season 7 premiere of the Game Of Thrones by 10 p.m. E.T.
Thankfully, the blue carpet premiere in Los Angeles for the show’s return to HBO went without any hiccup as almost all the stars of the show were present except Emilia Clarke, the Hollywood Life reported.
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