GameStop has opened a Discord server, and to no one's surprise: it's currently total chaos. The server and its weak bot and moderators are likely overwhelmed with the influx of new users.
At the time of writing this, the only channels currently available are LFG, separated by game titles. So far, accessible LFG channels include Apex Legends, Call of Duty, Destiny 2, Fortnite, Overwatch, Rocket League, and World of Warcraft.
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In the future, once the server is no longer bombarded by new users, there will also be three other channel sections available. The GameStop section will include ads, feature selection, media and streaming channels. The second, Community, will have a general video game discussion channel, as well as tabletop, off-topic, and feedback channels.
GameStop will also create an Esports section with a general eSports chat channel. When the role section role is active and running, users can select which sports to follow and gain access to those specific channels.
Needless to say, no one is using gaming channels for what they're supposed to be. There are lots of memes and, of course, stock discussions on all channels.
GameStop unwittingly became a meme and possibly a counter-culture symbol for some people in early 2021. Individuals who are part of WallStreetBets have heavily bought the video game retailer's stock, driving GameStop's stock value to soaring heights. . WallStreetBets members saw this as a victory against professional traders, the “fat cats of Wall Street”. For a complete summary of the situation, you can read our explainer on GameStop's stock situation.