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February 16, 2021

Twitch Might be Returning to India Soon, Server Listings Suggest

Twitch Might be Returning to India Soon, Server Listings Suggest

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Good news for South Asian video game streamers and content creators, as it seems like Twitch might be plotting a return to India in the near future.

The server listings for Twitch on Twitch Status reveals new servers in Chennai and Mumbai, both of which are currently offline at the time of writing.

That being said, take the news with a grain of salt since an India return hasn’t been confirmed by Twitch as of yet. It’s also unclear when the Indian servers will go online.

For the unaware, Twitch is one of the largest streaming platforms across the internet primarily focused on video game streaming.

Over the past few years, a plethora of Indian content creators had joined the platform but was faced with the problem of significantly high latencies due to the servers being located far away.

Needless to say, the potential re-entry to India after a failed attempt in 2018 might still leave Twitch facing some serious competition from other popular live-streaming platforms like Facebook Gaming or YouTube.

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Published at Mon, 15 Feb 2021 19:54:11 +0000

Streamers call out new dating show ‘Twitch’s Most Eligible’

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New Twitch dating show aimed at bringing influential male streamers and lesser-known female streamers together labeled as  “creepy” and “predatory” by the community.

Dating shows are nothing new for Twitch, several dating shows have mounted major success on the platform. Though the genre of the show doesn’t sit right with Twitch, the community welcomed it with open arms. Following the success of Bachelor, ‘Twitch’s Most Eligible’ is the latest show to follow suit. However, the community found several red flags with how the show was presented to the public.

A streamer called Third Artifact has publicized facts and emails in a Twitter thread where she goes point by point to explain everything unusual with the show. To start it off, the show has Twitch in its name without any direct affiliation with the platform. Furthermore, according to her, the show sends the message that female streamers have a better chance at breaking out if they find themselves in a relationship with male streamer with the better following. “they are using streamers with thousands of viewers to lure in women with small audiences in hopes this show will be their ‘break out’ moment,” and called it “predatory.”.

Several other female streamers have aligned their thoughts with the Third Artifact. Many female streamers who were contacted to join participate in the dating show felt offended and denied taking part in the show. Later it was confirmed that the backlash resulted in the show getting bombed out of prosecution with more details to follow.

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Published at Mon, 15 Feb 2021 19:19:21 +0000

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