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‘Twitch Blackout’ Movement Demands Twitch Take Necessary Action

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A social media movement using the hashtag #TwitchBlackout has a variety of Twitch streamers pledging not to broadcast on the streaming platform today, June 24th, in protest of inaction on the part of the company following multiple allegations of sexual assault against community members.

As the New York Times reported, a number of people in the gaming and streaming industry began posting allegations of “gender-based discrimination, harassment and sexual assault” since Friday, and a lot of stories have been tied to the hashtag, further highlighting the need for real change.

Twitch did respond with a statement posted on their official Twitter page on June 22nd: “We take accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct extremely seriously,” Twitch  said in the statement “We are actively looking into the accounts concerning streamers affiliated with Twitch and will work with law enforcement where applicable. We’re thankful for the bravery shown by those who have come forward to speak about their experiences, and we are committed to working to make the streaming community safer for everyone.”

Twitch has issued a statement about the movement, according to Polygon: “We support our streamers’ rights to express themselves and bring attention to important issues across our service. We know there is work to be done, and we’re listening to this feedback and working with urgency to make Twitch a safer place for everyone in the community.”

It will be on Twitch to act, and not just make statements. Take action against the Twitch Partners, streamers, channels, and Twitch Teams who are at the center of these allegations upon being confirmed.

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Gamactica Mobile App Update 1.1

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We have rolled out a new update for the Gamactica mobile app for both Android and Apple. Below are the patch notes:

  • Fixed Notifications issues: we resolved the issue where not all notifications were being pushed.
  • Notifications Menu: many users reported that they would prefer the menu tab for Notifications to be more prominent on the Menu, so we moved it to a higher placing for easier navigation.
  • Members Menu item: Officially renamed ‘Members’ to ‘Gamacticans’ in the menu tab
  • Gamactica Global: re-developed the Gamactica Global section, and created a LIVE tab present on the Menu. This will direct you to the Gamactica Global section where you can see streamers from around the world who are streaming live on Twitch, and find live channels based on language, location.
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Gamactica Names Colby Costello Chief Operations Officer

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Gamactica is excited to officially announce the appointment of Colby Costello as Chief Operations Officer (COO).

“Colby is extremely passionate about the Gamactica platform, our business plan, and what we have lined up for the future. Colby brings extensive business experience from operations to sales and customer relations. We feel his addition will help us in both business and member services development. Colby will be our “swiss army knife” dealing with both our Sales/Business Department as well as our Community Relations department and hs already jumped in on a number of key projects. We are thrilled he is a part of our journey moving forward and his addition, along with the launch of our mobile app, are only going to help us move forward with our plans efficiently.” Anthony DiMoro CEO of Gamactica.

Find our more about Gamactica’s Corporate team right here.

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Gamactica Names Allan Stroud Chief Communications Officer

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Gamactica is excited to officially announce the appointment of Allan Stroud as Chief Communications Officer (CCO).

“Allan is one of the first members of Gamactica, and has been along for this incredible journey for many of our major milestones. Allan brings management experience, and valuable, unique experience thanks to his football career. Allan will be heading up our community growth and community relationships. He will work with brands, streamers, esports teams, and projects related to our community growth” Anthony DiMoro, CEO of Gamactica.

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