Twitch To Shut Down In SKorea Over 'seriously' High Fees
Sumaira FH Published December 07, 2023 | 01:00 AM
Seoul, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Dec, 2023) US-based streaming platform Twitch said Wednesday it would stop its service in South Korea in February because of "seriously high" network costs, dealing a blow to millions of users in one of the heartlands of e-sports.
The Amazon-owned company said in a statement signed by CEO Dan Clancy that costs were 10 times higher than most other countries, making it impossible to continue operating.
- 'Stellar player' -
The country is known for its passionate, competitive, and dedicated gaming community, as well as its megastar Faker -- a gamer hailed as the Michael Jordan of e-sports.
"South Korea has always been a stellar player in the global e-sports community and will continue to do so."
Some of the country's Twitch users were devastated by the news.
One streamer, yummy_2 said: "It feels like losing my job right now."
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