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Twitch Streamer Myth Inks YouTube Gaming Deal (Exclusive)

Ali Kabbani, the pro gamer known as “Myth,” is leaving Twitch to stream and post videos exclusively with YouTube Gaming. The creator follows other Twitch stars who have recently left the Amazon-owned streaming platform for YouTube, including Benjamin Lupo (“DrLupo”), Tim Betar (“TimTheTatman“), Rachell Hofstetter (“Valkyrae”), Elliott Watkins (“Muselk”) and Lannan Eacott (“LazarBeam”). Though Kabbani […]

American Sign Language Xbox Channel on Twitch Is a Game Changer for Deaf Gamers: “We Can Finally Participate”

“To me, accessible gaming, and accessible content in general, means that everybody should have the same experience no matter their situation.” These words come from Sean McIntyre, whose career in entertainment has included helping to produce live events such as the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and serving as a producer on G4’s Attack of the […]

Twitch Says It’s Deleted Livestreamed Video of Mass Shooting Posted by Gunman

Livestream service Twitch has deleted video posted by an 18-year-old who authorities say opened fire with a rifle Saturday at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people and wounding three others. A representative for Twitch told The Hollywood Reporter that the company removed the livestream less than two minutes after the shooting began […]

Twitch Streamers ImperialHal, Hiko, Maximum and More Sign With UTA (Exclusive)

United Talent Agency revealed Wednesday that it has signed a slew of Twitch streamers, among them Apex Legends personality Phillip “ImperialHal” Dosen; content creator for 100 Thieves (and former Valorant team captain) Spencer “Hiko” Martin; Arthur Maxwell Smith (“Maximum”), leader of World of Warcraft guild Limit; and Brazil-based lifestyle content producer LOUD Esports. The signings […]

Twitch Streamer Myth Signs With Gaming Firm Loaded (Exclusive)

Gaming management firm Loaded has signed Twitch variety streamer and professional Fortnite Battle Royale player Ali “Myth” Kabbani to its talent roster. Under the agreement, Loaded will assist Myth, a 22-year-old Syrian American gamer, in creating new content and partnership opportunities to grow his brand, which is mainly focused on first-person shooter games. Myth burst […]

Twitch Hires Former Facebook and YouTube Exec to Advocate for Underrepresented Creators

Twitch said Wednesday that Kendra Desrosiers has been appointed global head of strategic programs and culture. In the role, Desrosiers, a former marketing executive at Meta (formerly Facebook) who led media partnerships and strategies for a host of media products aimed at empowering artists, will advocate for underrepresented creators and develop programs to highlight their […]

Twitch Launches New Safety Feature for Creators Amid Harassment Concerns

Twitch on Wednesday launched a new feature for creators: phone-verified chat, aimed at improving security measures. The updated tool, currently available on the dashboard, gives creators and moderators control over who can participate in the chat by allowing them to require that users verify phone numbers or email addresses before entering. Verification requirements can be […]

Twitch Hires Instagram’s Constance Knight as VP Global Creators

Twitch has tapped Instagram’s Constance Knight to become the live streaming platform’s vice president of global creators, the company said on Tuesday. Knight, who started her new role at Twitch on Monday, was most recently Instagram’s global head of video curation, where she was focused on short-form content. Prior to joining Instagram, Knight spent over […]

Second-Screen Olympics: Snapchat, Twitch and Twitter Flood the Zone With Tokyo Programming

In a bid to drive younger audiences toward watching the Tokyo Games on its streaming platform Peacock, NBCUniversal is counting on a boost from official partnerships with social media companies Snapchat, Twitch and Twitter. NBC has partnered with Snapchat to create a slate of five original programs, as well as augmented reality lenses, to bring […]

Twitch Taps Christine Weber as Chief Technology Officer

Twitch has named Christine Weber as its new chief technology officer. In the new position, Weber will work alongside the leadership team to drive innovation in the area of engineering. “I’m beyond thrilled to join the incredible Twitch team as chief technology officer and help drive the industry-leading innovation and solutions our community expects from […]