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Twitch Withholding Payments For Russian Streamers

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Amazon’s popular live-streaming platform Twitch has reportedly joined a number of international companies that are sanctioning Russia over it’s invasion of Ukraine, as they have informed streamers from Russia that they would be withholding payments.

“Payouts to the financial institution associated with your Twitch account have been blocked as a result of sanctions,” the platform said in an email sent to Russian streamers, via the Washington Post. “Twitch complies with economic sanctions imposed by the United States and other governments, and is complying with those imposed in response to the situation in Ukraine. These sanctions may limit or impact your access to payouts, ability to monetize your stream, and/or financially support other creators.”

Twitch added that the could “appreciate how frustrating and difficult this is,” and that if streamers could not provide an alternative financial institution, they would do their best to pay streamers as soon as it’s permitted.

A number of Twitch streamers shared their reactions, and how impactful the sanctions are, on their content and, in some cases, their livelihoods.

 

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