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Is Twitch down? Streamers, viewers report outage on April 27

Published: 27/Apr/2020 23:04 Updated: 27/Apr/2020 23:14

by Andrew Amos

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Streamers and viewers alike are reporting Amazon-owned platform Twitch is currently experiencing an outage on April 27, with all streams and clips being taken offline or lagging severely.

Twitch went down at approximately 2:55PM PST on April 27. While users can still access the front page and individual profiles, all streamers have been taken offline or are suffering from serious lag.

Twitch has made note of the issue on their platform, and are working on a fix. “We are investigating an issue that is causing the site not to load properly,” the streaming service said in a Twitter statement shortly after the problems began.

It could only be affecting users who try to open up streams right now. Users have noted that if they didn’t close their stream, they could still watch it. Live viewer numbers are also still being updated for those streams.

Streamers who attempted to start up their broadcast after the outage started also mentioned services like OBS and Streamlabs couldn’t connect to Twitch servers.

What is Twitch?

Twitch is the biggest gaming-centric streaming platform in the world, with almost four million streamers going live on the platform every month. On average, almost 1.5 million viewers will be watching Twitch broadcasts at any one time.

Amazon bought out Twitch for $970 million back in 2014, thrusting the website into the mainstream.

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Among Us

Karl Jacobs beats Corpse, Dream & more in Mr Beast’s $100k Among Us game

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:13

by Georgina Smith

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YouTuber Karl Jacobs received a whopping $100,000 from Mr Beast after winning a star studded Among Us game, beating creators like Corpse Husband, PewDiePie, Sykkuno, and Dream to the punch.

Among Us is tense at the best of times, but adding an enormous cash prize to the mix is guaranteed to add an extra layer of frustration to the equally loved and loathed cafeteria meetings.

And who better to shake things up than YouTube’s favorite philanthropist, Mr Beast a.k.a. Jimmy Donaldson. Jimmy is well known for putting friends and fans through bizarre challenges to win huge amounts of money.

Particularly since launching his gaming channel earlier this year, the star has been pitting viewers and often fellow creators against each other in games like Minecraft and Among Us.

Mr Beast holds his hands in the air next to the YouTube logo
YouTube: Mr Beast
Mr Beast has over 10 million subscribers on his gaming channel.

This time, Jimmy hosted a star-studded line up of players for an Among Us tournament, featuring the likes of rising stars Corpse Husband, Dream, and Sykkuno, along with classic fan favorites like PewDiePie and Jacksepticeye. All of them were in with a chance of winning $100,000.

The game was set to only have one imposter, meaning there was nowhere to hide for whoever ended up with the mischievous role.

Sykkuno was imposter the first time round, and even though he was caught in the act of killing someone by Corpse, it actually took a good few rounds for the other players to vote him out. Though as the game ended fairly early, Mr Beast let everyone have one more shot at victory.

Karl was the imposter for the second and final game, and the tension ramped up progressively throughout the game as he managed kill after kill without being voted off.

As the number of players dwindled, the vote offs began to get more dramatic, with Jimmy constantly reminding the crew that there was a huge pot of money on the line.

After a tense final few minutes where it wasn’t clear who would sway the game, eventually Karl was deemed the winner, and was overjoyed to have won the huge $100k prize.

The video had a great response from fans who loved the iconic mix of creators combined with the high stakes prize, and there’s no doubt that more content will be on the way from this team.