BBC article 2022: Concern over Twitch streamers' mental health

BBC news article Twitch: Concerns over streamers' mental health
BBC article about mental health concerns on Twitch streaming platform
2022 article on BBC website by gaming reporter Steffan Powell.

Excellent article that highlights the possible toll on mental health for streamers on the Twitch platform

Twitch is an American video live streaming service that focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of esports competitions and other services. 

Twitch is the world's leading live streaming platform and is owned by Amazon who, according to the BBC  article, spent nearly $1bn (£740m) on the website back in 2014.

A full-time professional streamer interviewed in the article is quoted as saying:

“the consistent 60+ hours a week of streaming led to anxiety, a loss of confidence and symptoms of agoraphobia.”

The article basically is about Twitch being under fire for first encouraging streamers to spend an unhealthy amount of time on the platform - and then not doing enough to support them if this causes mental problems, which seems very much to be the case.

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